Academic Scholarships

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Academic Scholarships for Campus Students

Indiana Wesleyan University is dedicated to character, scholarship, and leadership. As part of this commitment to our students, the IWU – Marion, Ind. Campus invests $20 million annually in grants and scholarships.

Additionally, each campus student receives an Academic Award Scholarship to honor his or her dedication to studies and to symbolize our institutional commitment to the future and success of every student. 

The Academic Award serves as the starting point for the overall financial aid offer from IWU. Each student is considered individually for additional aid opportunities based on established criteria for each scholarship and grant.

How Much Will I Get?

Freshmen Campus Students

Each Freshmen campus student will receive an Academic Scholarship, based on their high school academic performance.

Annual Amount Criteria Scholarship Name
$16,000/yr. National Merit Finalist or Semi-Finalist with a high school GPA of 3.50 or above National Merit Scholarship
$15,000/yr. Selected as an outstanding student in one of the National Recognition or National Achievement Programs with a high school GPA of 3.50 or above National Achievement & Recognition
$13,000/yr. 4.0 and above high school GPA President's
$11,000/yr. 3.75 to 3.99 high school GPA Dean's 
$9,000/yr. 3.4 to 3.749 high school GPA Faculty
$7,000/yr. 2.8 to 3.39 high school GPA Achievement
$4,000/yr. 2.79 and below high school GPA Recognition

Transfer, Readmit, and Transition Campus Students

Transfer students at the IWU – Marion, Ind. campus are a valued part of our community 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.

The GPA below is based on a student’s cumulative college GPA which considers all college coursework post-high school graduation. Students with less than 12 credits will have their scholarship calculated based upon their high school merits.

Readmit and transition students will have their academic award calculated based on the grid below as well.

Annual Amount Criteria Scholarship Name
$11,000/yr. 3.700 - 4.000 Premier Scholars
$9,000/yr. 3.250 - 3.699 Distinguished Scholars
$7,000/yr. 2.701 - 3.249 Prominent Scholars
$4,000/yr. 2.700 and below Acclaimed Scholars

Additional Financial Aid

In addition to the Academic Award Scholarships above, there's great opportunities to save even more on your IWU education!

Addtl. Aid Options

Contact Us

Marion Campus Students


Fax: 765-677-2809

Barnes Student Ctr., 240

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Online & Seminary Students

765-677-2516 or 1-866-498-4968

Fax: 765-677-2030

1886 W. 50th St. Marion, IN 46953

Mon-Fri 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.