An outside scholarship is any scholarship not awarded by the government or the school, such as a scholarship provided by a private sector company, philanthropist, or foundation. The Lilly Endowment Scholarship Program is one example. You can always check with your financial aid counselor about opportunities that may exist.
The following scholarship search tools may prove useful in your search for additional financial assistance to pay for your Indiana Wesleyan University education. IWU does not endorse or partner with any of these entities; they are simply listed for your convenience as options to consider. We hope they prove useful for you, and we encourage you to look for scholarship opportunities from all free sources available to you:
Outside scholarships are a great help to students, yet it is important to remember that they count as a resource or type of financial aid, and receiving such scholarships will often reduce a student's eligibility for other types of aid such as loans or Federal Work Study options. You are required to report any outside scholarships to the Financial Aid office. Please do so by submission of a copy of your announcement or check as soon as you receive it so we can celebrate your success and work with you to ensure that your financial aid package remains accurate and valid.
Beware of Scholarship Scams! Please be careful if any scholarship application asks for your Social Security number or requires any type of payment or personal financial information.