A college education is a significant investment in your future. It has an impact on your career, your values and your spiritual formation. We are honored to share in that investment for every student who chooses Indiana Wesleyan University.
As part of the $20 million in grants and scholarships that we invest annually in our students is the Scholarship Commitment. Each student receives 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.
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 2015-2016 Academic Year
|Annual Amount||**4-Year Commitment||Fund Name|
Students who receive Tuition Waivers or other full-tuition awards may not be eligible for some or all of the Academic Scholarships or Awards listed above.
* 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.
** 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.
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 2015-2016 Academic Year
|Annual Amount||College GPA Range||Scholarship Name|
|$10,000||3.80 - 4.00||Premier Scholars Scholarship|
|$8,000||3.50 - 3.79||Distinguished Scholars Scholarship|
|$7,000||3.25 - 3.49||Prominent Scholars Scholarship|
|$6,000||3.00 - 3.49||Acclaimed Scholars Scholarship|
|$4,000||***2.00 - 2.99||University Scholars Award|
|$2,000||***0.00 - 1.99||Opportunity Award|
***All Transfer Academic Awards are renewable for a total of six semesters. Renewal requires a 3.2 cumulative GPA for the Premier Scholars Scholarship and a 3.0 cumulative GPA for the Distinguished Scholars, Prominent Scholars, and Acclaimed Scholars Scholarships.
Last updated: 11/04/2015