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Explore scholarship opportunities using the guide above and apply online today. There are additional scholarship opportunities outside of the MyIvy process, which can be found in the "Additional" section.

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Scholarships are an important part of the financial aid process at Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis. Scholarships are gift-aid and do not require repayment. Applicants must meet the basic eligibility criteria to be considered. Some scholarships require additional criteria. Please review the descriptions of each scholarship for additional criteria.
**Changes to applications are not permitted once the application is submitted.**  

Ivy Tech Central Indiana Location Scholarships

The following scholarships are available at all of the locations in the Ivy Tech Central Indiana service area (Indianapolis, Avon, Franklin, Greencastle, Mooresville, Noblesville and Shelbyville)

Altrusa Foundation Scholarship

  • Recipients should be non-traditional students currently enrolled full-time or part-time
  • Must have graduated from High School 10+ years ago
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 and be in good standing
  • Must have completed at least 25% of coursework for degree at time of application
  • Must submit 2 letters of recommendation
  • Finalists must complete specific essay questions for the Altrusa Foundation Selection Committee

Autodesk Scholarship

Autodesk, a leader in 3D design, engineering, and entertainment software, is providing this scholarship to students enrolled in Design Technology in the DESN 284 course. Recipients must:

  • Have a declared major in Design Technology
  • Be enrolled in DESN 284

Automotive Student Scholarship Fund

This scholarship is funded by Automotive Technology faculty and is awarded to students in the Automotive Technology program.

  • Students must be in the automotive technology program

Area Youth Ministry Scholarship - Established by Area Youth Ministry

  • Recipients must be enrolled full-time and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0.
  • Must demonstrate financial need.

Bowen Scholars - Established by Bob and Terry Bowen & The Bowen Foundation

  • Recipient must be African-American 
  • Must maintain minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have at least 6 credit hours completed

Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple Scholarship - Established by Bright Ideas in Broad Ripple

  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need - this scholarship is for tuition, fees and books only
  • Single parents will be given preference in the selection process

Busted Knuckle Scholarship for Automotive Students

  • Recipient must be enrolled in the Automotive Technology Program
  • Must not be eligible for Pell
  • Preference will be given to female students with a GPA of 2.5 or better

Catrina Lane-Tate Scholarship

Center for Working Families 

  • Must be an Indiana resident currently enrolled at one of the ITCC-Greater Indianapolis campuses
  • Do not need to be enrolled in a degree program
  • May be engaged in remedial classes for enrollment in a degree program
  • Prior to receiving the funds, the recipient(s) must identify a person in their life who supported and mentored them and send a letter of appreciation for the role they played in their lives

Culinary School Scholarship

This scholarship is for Culinary Arts students at Ivy Tech. To be eligible for this award, students must be in the Culinary Arts program and meet ONE of these criteria:

  • Students work 30+ hours per week; students are single parents; students are first in their family to attend college; students are taking 12 credit hours or less per semester;
  • OR if no other criteria met, students must demonstrate financial need

Duke Energy Scholarship

ECED Program Fund

  • Recipients must be enrolled in the Early Childhood Education program at Ivy Tech Community College
  • Preference will be given to students who do not currently receive financial aid and have maintained a 2.5 GPA or greater. 

Eitel Family Scholarship for Civic Leadership

  • Recipient must be a current Putnam County resident
  • Must maintain a 2.5 cumulative GPA
  • Must have exhibited a desire to serve and lead in the community by participating in an extracurricular activity and community service that includes, but is not limited to: volunteering at school, in the community or for a non-profit organization

Employee Giving Campaign Student Scholarship

Evan DeMarinis Memorial Endowed Scholarship

  • Recipient must be enrolled in Hospitality Administration, Culinary Arts or related field
  • Must maintain a GPA of 2.75
  • Must have successfully completed one semester or 12 credit hours

Fine Arts Dept. Student Scholarship

  • To be eligible for this award:
  • Students must demonstrate financial need
  • Students must be enrolled in the Fine Arts program
  • Student must be an Arts major with 6 program level credit hours completed,
  • Students must have a minimum. 3.0 GPA
  • Program chair reviews all applicants to ensure program level classes
  • Students must also provide a thank you letter

Firefighters Memorial Scholarship - Established by Daniel J. Deno

  • Recipient must be at least 18 years old and a current member of a fire department or an organized volunteer fire department
  • Previous recipients of this scholarship will not be considered
  • Recipients must be Public Safety or Fire Science majors

For the Love of Chocolate Foundation Scholarship

Ford/EEOC Scholarship

  • These scholarships may be granted to minorities and women only
  • In granting these scholarships, preference is to be given to Ford employees and their spouses and children
  • The scholarship funds may be used for tuition, fees, books, supplies, or equipment required for a student’s participation in a course or courses of instruction
  • If an applicant for this scholarship claims a Ford connection, the applicant must provide a completed verification form from Ford

Frank and Deborah Moman Collegian Military Veteran Scholarship - Established by Dr. Frank and Deborah Moman

  • Recipient must be a military veteran and have demonstrated financial need
  • Must be currently enrolled in at least 12 credit hours and have maintained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Previous Moman Scholars that continue eligibility will be given preference during the scholarship process

Futures Unlimited

Established as a statewide scholarship in 1992 for first-time Ivy Tech Community College students

Recipients must meet one or more of the following:

  • Dislocated worker
  • Women returning to the workforce
  • Minorities
  • Individuals receiving public assistance

General Student Scholarship

  • Recipient must demonstrate financial need and maintain a competitive GPA

General Studies Completion Scholarship

  • Recipients must be a declared General Studies major, enrolled in GENS 279
  • Applicant must compose 500 to 700 word essay that describes how the A.G.S degree supports their personal, academic and professional goals
  • Priority will be given to African-American and Latinx applicants

Greathouse Scholarship - Established by the Greathouse Family in memory of William Greathouse, Jr.

  • Recipients must be enrolled in the Hospitality Program or the Hotel Administration Program.
  • Must have earned a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and have earned 24 credit hours
  • Students with disabilities will be given priority in the selection process

Halo Scholarship

  • Recipient must have a declared major
  • Successfully completed at least 9 credit hours and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Preference given to previous Halo Scholars
  • Recipient must meet one or more of the following
    • Student must be working during enrollment
    • Single Parent
    • First generation in family to attend college
    • Enrolled in at least one college prep course
    • Demonstrates financial need

Harvey S. Poling Jr. Memorial Scholarship - Established in memory of Harvey S. Poling Jr.

This scholarship, held by the Ivy Tech Foundation, was established as a tribute to a veteran teacher and Ivy Tech administrator, Harvey S. Poling, Jr. to allow students in need to continue and finish their education in a timely fashion.
To be eligible for this award:

  • Students must be at least 28 years of age
  • Students must have completed at least one-half of their program of study and be enrolled at least part-time
  • Students must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Students must have a financial need and must have completed a current FAFSA

Horton Inc. Scholarship - Established by Horton Holdings, Inc.

  • Recipients must have a declared major in Mechanical Engineering, Advance Manufacturing, Pre-Engineering or Electrical Engineering
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours per semester and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Must have demonstrated financial need

Independent Insurance Agents of Central Indiana Scholarship

  • Recipients must attend an Ivy Tech location in the Indianapolis service area
  • Must be pursuing a degree or certificate in Insurance or Risk Management
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 3.0

Indiana Black Legislative Caucus Scholarship - Established by the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus

  • Recipients must live in Marion County and attend the Indianapolis campus
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 and demonstrate financial need

Indiana Center for Nursing Scholarship - Established by Nursing 2000

  • Recipient must be a full or part time student enrolled in the nursing program
  • Must demonstrate a commitment to working in nursing in Central Indiana area upon graduation
  • Applicants will be selected by the nursing program faculty

Indianapolis Campus Student Memorial Scholarship

The Indianapolis Campus Student Memorial Scholarship was created to honor and memorialize Ivy Tech Community College students who have passed away. The campus wishes to honor their memory by providing scholarship funds to other Ivy Tech students so that their dedication to furthering their education will never be forgotten. This scholarship is open to all Indianapolis Campus service area students who are dedicated to earning their college degree and to never stop learning. 

IN Minorities - Transportation

  • Student must be a minority student enrolled FT with a minimum of 12 credit hours in one of the following programs: Pre-Engineering, Automotive Technology or Diesel Technology, Logistics, Machine Tool Technology, Business Administration
  • Student must have attended one of the following high schools: Pike High School, an IPS high school, or Perry Meridian High School
  • Student must be in good standing with the College and hold a minimum of 2.0 GPA
  • Student must write thank you letter to donor

Ivy Tech Student Emergency Fund

  • Must be enrolled as part-time student at minimum - need based

James Lowes Scholarship - Established by the Central Indiana Student Government Association

  • Students with documented disabilities will be given priority in the selection process

Jeffrey Brooks Baking and Pastry Scholarship - Established by David and Sandra Brooks in memory of Jeffrey Brooks

  • Recipients must have a declared major in Baking and Pastry and be in good academic standing
  • Student with the greatest financial need will be given preference during the selection process

Joylight, LLC Scholarship

Intended for Indianapolis and/or Terre Haute students who are studying either Fine Arts or General Studies:

  •  Students must meet the following requirements:
  • Maintain a GPA of at least 2.0, major in Fine Arts or General Studies
  • Be enrolled at the Indianapolis or Terre Haute campus
  • Have children or is over the age of 25

Kyle Gulley Public Safety Scholarship

  • Student must be pursuing a degree in Homeland Security/Public Safety program at one of the Greater Indianapolis campuses
  • Must be in good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more

Lighthouse Scholarship Fund

Applicants must be new or returning students:

  • Enrolled at ITCC-Greater Indianapolis campuses in a two-year AA degree program
  • Have suffered the loss of one or both parents or legal guardians
  • Demonstrate acceptable academic progress either at Ivy Tech or at their high school, if a new student (3.00 on a 4.0 scale)
  • Intend to transfer to a four-year degree program at an institution in Indiana

Louis S. Hensley Jr. Endowment

  • Be enrolled at one of the Ivy Tech Greater Indianapolis campuses in a program of study in the Business school
  • Have demonstrated academic commitment by maintaining a GPA of 2.75 or above
  • Complete the free application for Federal Student aid (FAFSA)

Mary Ann Lewis Memorial Scholarship

  • Student pursuing a nursing degree at either the Indianapolis campus or the Columbus campus
  • Student should be full time, degree seeking
  • Student should maintain a 2.75 GPA minimum
  • Student must also provide a thank you letter to the donor

Merkel Scholarship for ASAP Students

  • Recipients must be a high school graduate working toward an associate degree in order to transfer to a 4-year baccalaureate program or enter into the workforce
  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must submit scholarship application and essay
  • Student must be involved in and/or extracurricular activities

McFarling Foods Scholarship

  • Recipients must be enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis
  • Must have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Must be enrolled in a Hospitality Administration certificate or degree program 

Michael Paul UpChurch Memorial Scholarship for HVAC - Established by anonymous donors in memory of Michael Paul UpChurch

  • Recipients must be enrolled at least part-time in the HVAC program
  • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Students with the greatest financial need will be given priority during the selection process

NAAIA of Indiana Minority Scholarship

Nina Scholars

Established by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust

National African American Insurance Association (NAAIA)

Recipients must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Applicant must be an African-American or minority student
  • Pursuing a degree or certificate in Insurance, Risk Management, Business, Actuarial Science, Finance, IT, or Marketing and Communications. 
  • Applicant must have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA

Opportunity Endowed Scholarship - Established by David B. Noland for at-risk students

Recipients must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Work 30 hours or more per week
  • Be a single parent
  • Be the first in their family to attend college
  • Must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours and complete degree from Ivy Tech within four years

Peggy and Byron Myers Endowed Scholarship

Established by Peggy and Byron Myers

  • Recipients must have a declared major, completed at least 9 credit hours, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA and be able to meet financial aid eligibility requirements at Ivy Tech
  • Recipients will be asked to write a thank you letter to the Myers upon receiving the scholarship and are encouraged to meet with them at an Ivy Tech function

Must demonstrate at least one of the following risk factors:

  • Be working while enrolled in school
  • Be a single parent
  • Be a first generation college student

PEO Scholarship for At-Risk Females - Established by the CF Chapter of PEO

  • Recipient must be a female who has completed a minimum of 9 credit hours and has demonstrated financial need

Recipient must demonstrate at least one of the following risk factors:

  • Be working while enrolled in school
  • Be a single parent
  • Be a first generation college student

PK U.S.A, Inc. Memorial Scholarship

  • PK U.S.A., Inc. employees (the parent or grandparent of the Ivy Tech student) must be full-time employees who have been employed with PK U.S.A. for longer than one year. Employment status will be verified
  • Students must be high school graduates with a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Students will participate in a small group panel interview as part of the selection process
  • Students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to continue receiving the PK U.S.A., Inc. Memorial Scholarship
  • Students must also provide a thank you letter to the donor

Reach for the Stars

This scholarship is awarded to two students from Ben Davis High School in the amount of $1,000 per year for two years. To be eligible for this award students must:

  • Be a graduate of Ben Davis High School

Road to Success Scholarship

Established by the Academic Advancement Department

  • Recipients must have successfully passed a minimum of 12 credit hours and have successfully completed at least one developmental English course
  • Must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Recipient must be employed while at Ivy Tech and currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours

Robert Longardner Scholarship

Recipients must:

  • Earn 16 credit hours
  • Maintain a 2.5 GPA
  • Major in Design Technology, Electrical Engineering Technology, Mechanical Engineering Technology, or Pre-Engineering
  • Be enrolled full time
  • Have completed the FAFSA

Robinson Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Willie & Vera Robinson

  • Recipients must demonstrate financial need and be currently enrolled full-time

ROI Camp-General Endow Scholarship

  • Must meet financial aid requirements
  • Completed FAFSA
  • Completed scholarship application

Sodexo Student Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled full-time in a minimum of 12 credit hours
  • Must be in good standing with Ivy Tech
  • Must hold a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must have completed 15 credit hours toward their degree
  • Must be degree or certificate seeking

Sonia Dickerson Scholarship

  • Recipient must be a new Ivy Tech Student and enrolled in a health-related program
  • Must be a resident of Marion County
  • Preference will be given to IPS graduates
  • Applicants must submit an essay discussing what brought them to Ivy Tech and their decision to enter a health related field, as well as their goals
  • Students must demonstrate financial need

Student-Alumni Council Scholarship

Sysco Indianapolis Scholarship

  • Be enrolled at Ivy Tech Indianapolis campus
  • Have a minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Be enrolled in a Hospitality Administration certificate or degree program 

TCU Scholars Indianapolis 

TCU Scholars Greencastle 

Teachers Credit Union

Established by Teachers Credit Union Foundation

  • Recipient must be enrolled full-time
  • Student must demonstrate financial need
  • Must provide two letters of recommendation

The Gene Haas Foundation Scholarship

Wayne and Barbara Jennings Endowed Scholarship

Established by Wayne and Barbara Jennings

  • Recipients must be residents of Boone or Hendricks County
  • Must be enrolled 3/4 time and maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0
  • Recipient may not be receiving grants, third party payment, or other awards equaling 50% of their direct educational expenses

William T. Harger Endowed Scholarship

Working Man's Friend

Established by Betz + Blevins

A $500 scholarship award from the Working Man's Friend Endowed Scholarship should be awarded to student(s) in the fall semester of each year with one or more of the following risk factors:

  • Work 20 hours or more per week
  • Be a single parent
  • Be a first generation college student
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0 and be enrolled part time (11 credit hours or less)
  • Applicant must demonstrate financial need

Priority should be given to previous Working Man's Friend scholars, if they have applied. Students who apply should have earned at least 30 hours of academic credit and have a declared major.

Yvonne Perkins Memorial Scholarship

Recipients must be:

  • Minority Women
  • In good academic standing with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or more
  • Degree seeking
  • Demonstrate financial need
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Avon Scholarships

The following scholarships are available at Ivy Tech Avon. 

Avon Scholarship

Established by the Town of Avon for students living in Avon

  • Recipients must be a resident of Avon, Indiana
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • The Avon Scholarship covers tuition charges up to 12 credit hours

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Franklin Scholarships

The following scholarships are available at Ivy Tech Franklin. 

DeMichieli Nursing Endowment

Students must meet the following requirements:

  • Must be pursuing a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing or Associate of Science degree in Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must reside in Franklin, IN
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale

Indy South General Scholarship

  • Recipient must be attending classes in Johnson, Morgan or Shelby county (includes Franklin campus, Mooresville site, Center Grove High School or the Indian Creek Learning Center)
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must not be receiving state or federal aid

Louis DePaul Memorial Scholarship

This scholarship was established in memory of Louis DePaul, a highly valued instructor and program chair at Ivy Tech. It is intended to provide funding for students dedicated to their pursuit of higher education. To be eligible for this award students must

  • Take classes at the Franklin Campus

Sandy DeMichieli Nursing Scholarship

  • Established in memory of Sandy DeMichieli to provide new, first or second year students with paid tuition in either Nursing or Practical Nursing programs
  • Recipient must be pursuing a Technical Certificate in Practical Nursing or Associate of Science in Nursing
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Must reside in Franklin, Indiana
  • Must maintain at least a 2.5 GPA
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Indianapolis Scholarships

The following scholarships are available at Ivy Tech Indianapolis. 

Express Employment Professional Scholarship

  • For Tuition, Books, and Fees Only
  • Associate Degree Seeking in one of the following programs: Advanced Automation & Robotics Technology (AART), Industrial Technology, Machine Tool, Manufacturing Production & Operations, Design Technology 
  • Available to students at both the Indianapolis and Columbus campuses

Teachers's Credit Union ASAP Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in ASAP
  • GPA >=3.0
  • Pell eligible
  • Not an ASAP Fellow
  • Final determination will be made by Program Chair
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Greencastle Scholarships

The following scholarships are available at Ivy Tech Greencastle. 

Ballard Sturgeon Nursing Scholarship

  • Recipient must be pursuing a degree in Nursing (LPN, RN, etc.)
  • Must be enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College Greencastle
  • Must be in good academic standing
  • Must be involved in community volunteerism

David and Susan Murray ASAP Scholarship

  • Student must be enrolled at the Greencastle campus and participating in the Greencastle ASAP program

First National Bank Scholarship

  • For business and health programs
  • Recipient must be enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College Greencastle
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Must reside in Putnam, Owen, or Hendricks Counties
  • Student must provide a thank you letter to the donor

Graffis Medical Career Scholarship

  • Recipient must be enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College Greencastle
  • Must be enrolled in a health-related program
  • Must be in good academic standing with a minimum GPA of 2.5

Greencastle Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to students enrolled at the Greencastle campus. To be eligible for this award, students must:

  • Be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at the Greencastle Campus
  • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.0

North Salem State Bank Scholarship

  • Students must be enrolled in Ivy Tech Community College-Greencastle
  • Students must be pursuing a degree in Business (includes ASAP students)
  • Students must be in good academic standing - maintaining a 2.75 GPA
  • Students must reside in Putnam, Boone, or Hendricks Counties

Putnam County Hospital Scholarship

  • Students must be pursuing a degree in health related programming
  • Students must be enrolled at Ivy Tech Community College Greencastle
  • Students must be in good academic standing
  • Students must provide thank you letter to donor

Teachers's Credit Union ASAP Scholarship

  • Must be enrolled in ASAP
  • GPA >=3.0
  • Pell eligible
  • Not an ASAP Fellow
  • Final determination will be made by Program Chair
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Mooresville Scholarships

The following scholarship is available at Ivy Tech Mooresville. 

Indy South General Scholarship

  • Recipient must be attending classes in Johnson, Morgan or Shelby county (includes Franklin campus, Mooresville site, Center Grove High School or the Indian Creek Learning Center)
  • Must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.0
  • Must not be receiving state or federal aid
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Shelbyville Scholarships

The following scholarship is available at Ivy Tech Shelbyville. 

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Additional Scholarships

These scholarships require a separate application and deadline from the Ivy Tech scholarships listed above.  Visit the web site for each scholarship below for application and deadline information.

Bowen Scholarship Application

  • The Bowen Scholarship is awarded to selected applicants for a maximum of four years, up to 70 credit hours, or the completion of an associate of applied science degree, a technical certificate or a certificate of training, whichever comes first
  • Information on who can apply and the application materials needed can be found in the BOWEN Scholarship Application
  • For more information and application, please contact Samantha Sisk or Cheri Bush at 921-4617 or visit NMC 511

Jeff Bricker Culinary Arts Scholarship

The Jeff Bricker Culinary Arts Scholarship is intended to award outstanding high school students in Indiana, providing a scholarship to attend Ivy Tech Community College Indianapolis' Culinary Arts and Hospitality Administration program. Scholars will be provided with:

  • Coverage of full tuition and fees
  • Costs for books, supplies and other required expenses
  • Additional wraparound support available 
  • Apply here

To receive this scholarship, students must submit their application by June 15, 2020. 

  • Complete a Culinary Arts and Hospitality Management Level 1 course (preference will be given to students who have completed both Level 1 and Level 2 courses)
  • Participate in the ProStart/FCCLA Culinary Invitational
  • Submit high school transcripts, including attendance records
  • Demonstrate community involvement and engagement through volunteerism
  • Provide (2) letters of recommendation from a teacher or industry professional

Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars

 


Emergency Fund Scholarships Only

Linda Scott's Helping Hand

  • Funds are to be used for financial assistance for students attending one of the Greater Indianapolis campuses
  • Financial assistance is defined as tuition, books, and/or supplies. Student must have a minimum GPA of 2.5

Rose Mays Emergency Fund

  • Minimum GPA 2.0
  • Must be an African-American
  • Must be full Pell eligible
  • Must be single with at least one legal dependent

 

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