Scholarship Commitment

A college education is a significant investment in your future.  It has a big impact on your career, on your values, and (at IWU we believe) on your spiritual formation.  It's an investment that requires careful consideration.  We are honored to invest in every student who chooses to attend Indiana Wesleyan University.

As a part of the nearly $20 million in grants and scholarships that we annually invest in the future of our students, there is our Scholarship Commitment.  Each student will receive an Academic Award based upon the merits of their high school work (GPA & SAT/ACT scores).  We do this to honor your dedication to your studies, and to symbolize our institutional commitment to your future and your success.

In addition to the scholarship options below, any National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist, any National Achievement recipient, and those who are part of the National Hispanic Recognition Program, will qualify for the *National Excellence Scholarship in the amount of $60,000 ($15,000 annually).  The National Excellence Scholarship supersedes the academic awards below.

To learn which of the scholarships below you qualify for, please visit our Scholarship Calculator.

Academic Awards effective for first-time freshmen entering in the 2014-2015 Academic Year

Annual Amount


**4-Year Commitment


Award Name





President's Scholarship





Dean's Scholarship





Faculty Scholarship





Achievement Scholarship





Recognition Award





Opportunity Award

** In order to receive the four-year commitment, students must be enrolled full-time each year and maintain a minimum of a 3.2 cumulative GPA for the President's and Dean's Scholarships and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the Faculty and Achievement Scholarships.  All students must meet SAP requirements to maintain institutional aid.

*Students will need to provide a copy of the letter or certificate that establishes National Merit and/or National Achievement recognition or membership in the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Transfer Students are also a valued part of our student body and receive a similar investment and commitment in their future based upon their previous college work.  Students who are at least a semester removed from high school at the point of admission and who have completed at least 12 college credits will have their academic award calculated based upon the grid below.  Students with less than 12 credits will have their scholarship calculated based upon their high school merits.

Transfer Academic Awards effective for Transfers entering in the 2014-2015 Academic Year

***Annual Amount


College GPA Range


Scholarship Name





Distinguished Scholars Scholarship





University Scholars Scholarship





Opportunity Award

*** All Transfer Academic Awards are renewable for a total of six semesters.  Renewal requires a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the Distinguished Scholars and University Scholars Scholarships.  All students must meet SAP requirements to maintain institutional aid.

Transfer students offered Provisional Admission will not be given an Academic Award.

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Contact Info

Indiana Wesleyan University

Financial Aid Office

4201 S. Washington St.
Marion, IN 46953
Fax: 765-677-2809