The Withers Scholarships were established in 1982 by a gift from Miss Freda C. Withers. Income from the gift is available each year for merit scholarships to students at Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne. The Withers Scholars Selection Committee is independent of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne, the State of Indiana, or any governmental aid program. The Withers Scholarship Selection Committee is made up of private citizens from the Fort Wayne community.
The Withers Scholars program rewards and promotes the values of academic scholarship, character and service to the community and society. The awards cover tuition and campus service/parking fees for an academic year (certain fees and books are not covered). The number of awards is determined by the income on investments and the quality of the applications. Withers Scholars awards are available to all students without reference to race, religion, sex, age, or residence.
Applicants must meet these criteria:
A Withers Scholar may apply for a second year award.
Applicants must submit an application form (see below), an official university transcript ordered from the Registrar's Office, and three letters of recommendation by the calendar deadline indicated below. At least two of the referees should be qualified to discuss the applicant's academic abilities. All letters of recommendation must be sent directly by the referees to the Withers Scholarship Selection Committee, c/o Department of History, IPFW.
Application forms are available online: (complete, save and print) Withers Application
Additional information regarding the Withers Scholars program may be obtained by emailing EricksoC@ipfw.edu or the department offices of the eligible disciplines at IPFW.
DEADLINE FOR ACADEMIC YEAR 2015-2016. Applications, official transcripts ordered from the Registrar's Office and letters of recommendation must be received in the Withers Scholars Office, c/o Department of History, 2101 East Coliseum Boulevard, Fort Wayne IN 46805 by February 6, 2015.