Multicultural Endowed Scholarship


The Multicultural Endowed Scholarship (MES) is a scholarship cohort for intercultural leaders. MES is a community that seeks to affirm the strengths, and further develop students from underrepresented racial and ethnic groups at Indiana Wesleyan. MES scholars take part in the vibrant MES community which is built around the cornerstones of Scholarship, Leadership, Justice, and Reconciliation. This is a competitive award. Students have the opportunity to meet every two months with the cohort, take part in leadership development opportunities, and receive mentoring for faculty and staff.


  • Type: Scholarship
  • Annual Amount:  1,000 - 5,000
  • Application:  Yes
  • Application Process:  Candidates must submit their scholarship application by March 1, 2021 in order to be considered for the scholarship.
  • Majors:  All
  • Grade Level:  First-Time Freshman
  • Renewable:  Yes

More Details

Eligibility Requirements:
  • First-time freshmen
  • Be admitted to Indiana Wesleyan University with a minimum GPA of 2.75
  • Complete and submit the Multicultural Endowed Scholars application
  • Demonstrate a record of leadership or active participation in church, community service, or extracurricular activities
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the MES application deadline
  • Possess a commitment to working with people from diverse ethnic backgrounds. Preference will be given to students from underrepresented racial and ethnic populations.
Renewal requirements (up to three years):
  • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75 per semester
  • Remain in good standing with IWU’s student conduct policy and make Satisfactory Academic Process (as outlined in the Satisfactory Academic Process Policy)
  • Seek and serve in a leadership role by their junior year
  • Engage consistently in the MES community and take part in monthly meetings, gatherings and MES partnerships
Selection Process

A Multicultural Scholarship Committee will review and award recipients. Awards are contingent upon the availability of funds and strength of applicants. The MES award is highly competitive. Selection will be determined by a combination of the following:

  • Academic strength of applicant (GPA, Test Scores, etc.)
  • Quality and thoughtfulness of responses to essay questions
  • Demonstrated leadership experience
  • Evidence of commitment to the cornerstones of MES
  • Christian background/mission fit
  • Financial need of student
  • Timeliness of material submission


Letters confirming scholarship decision will be sent out by April 1, 2021.
Scholarships and Grants are for IWU-Marion students meeting eligibility requirements.