Incoming freshmen may apply online for competitive scholarships to the IUPUI Honors College. You have the option to save your work and return to the application at a later time. You may apply for one or more of our scholarships through one application.
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?
Your scholarship résumé serves as a tool for our reviewers to learn more about you on a personal level. Please see this not only as a list of accomplishments but as a snapshot of who you are and what you do with your time. We’ve provided a template to guide you in completing your scholarship résumé. Applicants are not expected to have experience in every category below; rather, the categories are provided to help you think of what activities you should include.
It’s very possible that the same activity may apply to more than one category. If this is the case, please use your best judgment as to where you think it should be placed – there is no need to list the same activity twice.
We look forward to getting to know you!
This template will be on the application for you to complete. You must type or copy and paste your résumé directly into the online application.
Scholarship Resume Template:
- Hobbies and Interests
- Involvement (include a brief description, your role, and dates of participation)
- Clubs and organizations
- Visual and Performing Arts (band, choir, theatre, etc.)
- Honors and Awards
- Community Involvement: include volunteer work or community activities (list activity, description, and dates of participation)
- Work Experience/Internships: list jobs in reverse chronological format including part-time employment
- Conferences and Workshops
- Anything else you would like to add that you would like to address (limit to 100 words)
The online application requires that you provide your recommender’s name, affiliation, and email address. Please provide your recommenders with adequate time to prepare your letters to ensure we receive them by November 15 at 5 p.m. EST.
Applying for Bepko, Presidential, and Plater Scholarships?
Upon submitting your application, your recommenders will receive an email explaining how to submit a letter of recommendation. Applicants and recommenders will also receive a confirmation email when each recommendation letter is submitted. Two letters are required:
- One letter from an academic professional, such as a teacher or counselor
- One letter from someone who can attest to your character, motivation, and prospect for success at IUPUI, such as a coach, volunteer coordinator, or mentor
- Recommenders cannot be family members
Applying only for the Chancellor's Scholarship?
- Students who wish to apply for only the Chancellor’s Scholarship may submit one letter of recommendation; however, it is not required.
- Students applying only for the Chancellor's Scholarship should have their recommenders send a letter of recommendation directly to email@example.com.
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 do not have an SAT of 1310 or ACT of 28, the online application will require you to provide the name and email of an academic professional who can attest to your ability to succeed in an honors curriculum. You will need to provide this individual’s name, affiliation, and email address. Upon submitting your application, this individual will receive a form, via email, asking questions about your academic success and fit in the IUPUI Honors College.
Please provide the academic professional with adequate time to prepare this information to ensure we receive it by November 15 at 5 p.m. EST.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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