Each scholarship has a different essay topic. You must type or copy and paste your essay directly into the online application. View the essay topics below:
Admission & IUPUI Chancellor's Scholarship:
In a 400- to 600-word essay, please explain how you believe the IUPUI Honors College will meet your needs in terms of your college education, campus community, and future plans. How do you see yourself contributing to the Honors College, and why do believe you are a strong candidate for our community?
Bepko Scholars and Fellows Program:
In an 800- to 1,000-word essay, discuss the importance and purpose of providing service to others. Describe your involvement with service and what you have learned from those experiences. How do you plan to integrate a commitment to service into your college experience? Describe how a commitment to service will help you accomplish your personal and professional goals at IUPUI and the IUPUI Honors College.
Herbert Presidential Scholars Program:
In an 800- to 1,000-word essay, discuss a successful leadership experience you have had during high school. Describe the skills that make you a successful leader and how you developed them. How do you plan to get involved and use these skills to help you accomplish your personal and professional goals at IUPUI and the IUPUI Honors College?
Plater International Scholars Program:
In an 800- to 1,000-word essay, discuss the importance of globalization and cross-cultural competency. What have you done to improve your global awareness and understanding of different cultures? As a Plater International Scholar at IUPUI and the IUPUI Honors College, what international experiences would you like to pursue and why?
In completing your IUPUI Scholarship Application, you will be asked to list all activities, involvement, and awards. Students interested in applying for the Bepko, Presidential, or Plater Scholarships will be required to complete an additional resume detailing experiences relevant to the scholarship.
When applying for admission to the Honors College you will be required to submit one letter of recommendation from your school counselor. We will ask you to provide their name and email address, and we will contact them. Please make sure that you give them adequate notice so that we can receive their letter by 5 p.m. on November 15.
If applying for the Bepko, Presidential, or Plater Scholarship, you will be asked to submit a letter specific to the scholarship itself. We recommend that you share the details of the scholarship to which you are applying with your recommender. You will be asked to provide the recommender’s name, affiliation, and email address. Please make sure that you give them adequate notice so that we can receive their letter by 5 p.m. on November 15.
You will enter your scores on the application. If you’ve already applied and submitted official documentation of your scores to IUPUI, we'll work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions to obtain them. If relevant, please provide future test dates. We accept your superscore for standardized tests.
If you’ve already applied and submitted your high school transcript to IUPUI, we'll work with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. If your transcript has not yet been submitted to IUPUI, please email us at email@example.com so we can work with you to obtain it. The IUPUI Honors College review committee will look carefully at your transcript to assess course selection and performance in each individual course.
Your transcript should include:
- Senior academic schedule: List the courses you took—or will take—during your senior year of high school
- Classes designated as an honors course
- Advanced Placement or International Baccalaureate credit: List the AP and IB course names and dates attended
- College or university credit: List the names of any institutions where you’ve received college or university credit. Also, include the dates of attendance, courses taken, and grades received. If applicable, this information must be provided. You do not need to provide your official transcript from the college or university