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Freshman Scholarships

IPFW offers several scholarships for high school seniors entering IPFW as a new student. Browse the scholarships below and follow the instructions for applying.  

Arthur L. Lucas and Cora Lucas Chestnut Olive B. Cole Foundation Assistance
Dr. Beaumont S. Cornell Friends of IPFW
Sidney and Viola Hutner Indiana University at Fort Wayne Alumni Association
IPFW 25th Anniversary Ezel Smith Diversity
Top Ten

Arthur L. Lucas and Cora Lucas Chestnut Scholarship

Students must:

  • be Allen County, IN, residents who demonstrate financial need.
  • Students must be admitted as a major in elementary education.
  • Must be enrolled full time (minimum 12 credit hours)
  • Must file a FAFSA so that it is received by March 10.

No scholarship will exceed the amount charged by IPFW for annual tuition.

It is the donor's wish that scholarships be awarded to those students who shall express a willingness and intention to restore to the fund the amounts received by them, and the donor intends that recipients will have a moral, but not legal, obligation to do so.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.

For more information, contact:

IPFW College of Education and Public Policy
Neff Hall Room 250
2101 E. Coliseum Blvd.
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Phone: 260-481-6441

Olive B. Cole Foundation Assistance Program 

Student must:

  • be a Noble County, IN resident.
  • be attending or intending to attend IPFW on a part time basis.
  • Students who have already attended must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.
  • Student must have demonstrated financial need.
  • Students may obtain funding for a maximum of eight (8) semesters through this program.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.

For more information, contact:

IPFW Financial Aid Office
Kettler Hall Room 102
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne IN 46805

Dr. Beaumont S. Cornell Scholarship

Student must:

  • be a graduate of an Adams, Allen or Huntington County, IN high school.
  • The student must enroll in a major preparing to become a medical doctor.

First-time students (coming directly to IPFW from high school), must either:

  • Rank in the top 25 percent of their high school class and have SAT scores of 1870 or greater, or ACT composite of 28 or greater; or
  • Rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class and have SAT scores of 1650 or greater, or ACT composite of 24 or greater.

Students must be admitted to IPFW AND must submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application AND file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 10 AND submit a Beaumont S. Cornell Supplemental Scholarship Application.  

All students must be enrolled full-time (minimum 12 credit hours).

This scholarship is renewable, but a student must submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10 each year.

The following minimum cumulative GPAs are required for consideration for renewal.

  • 24 - 59 credit hours - 3.2 GPA
  • 60 - 89 credit hours - 3.3 GPA
  • 90+ credit hours - 3.4 GPA

Friends of IPFW Scholarship

Students must be a new high school graduate who ranks in the top 30 percent of their high school class and have SAT scores of 1650 or greater, or an ACT composite of 24 or greater.

Incoming students coming directly from high school must complete the IPFW Common Scholarship application. 


Sidney and Viola Hutner Scholarship

Any IPFW freshman with a superior academic record and demonstrated financial need is eligible to apply.

Students with a disability will be given first consideration for this scholarship.

Students who receive this scholarship who have maintained a 3.0 or higher GPA and continue to demonstrate financial need will have their scholarship renewed before any new scholarships are awarded.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.


Indiana University at Fort Wayne Alumni Association Scholarship

Student must be a son, stepson, daughter, stepdaughter, or spouse of an Indiana University at Fort Wayne graduate who is pays dues.

Student must be an entering freshman, pursuing an Indiana University degree, and demonstrate superior academic achievement. Achievement is determined by reviewing high school rank and total SAT scores.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.

For more information, contact:

IPFW Alumni Relations Office
Walb Memorial Union room 125
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499
Phone: 260-481-6807


IPFW 25th Anniversary Scholarship

Student must demonstrate superior academic achievement and leadership or service within their school or community.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10..


Ezel Smith Diversity Scholarship

Summer Bridge students are economically disadvantaged and educationally at-risk recent high school graduates who enroll for an intensive Summer Session II program of six credits with supplemental instruction, tutoring and residential experience.

Students who complete the two courses with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and who enroll at IPFW for the fall semester are eligible for this scholarship.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.

For more information, contact:

Diversity and Multicultural Affairs Office
Walb Memorial Union Room 118
2101 E Coliseum Blvd
Fort Wayne IN 46805
260-481-6608


Top Ten Scholarship

Twenty-five $1000 non-renewable scholarships for 2013 high school graduates who will earn an Indiana Core 40 or Academic Honors Diploma (residents of other states will have followed a college preparatory high school curriculum) who rank in the top 10 percent of their high school class. SAT or ACT scores are not considered.

A student who receives the Top Ten Scholarship may not receive the Chancellor's Distinguished, the Chancellor's Scholarship or the Chancellor's Merit Award.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.


Kenneth W. and Beverly J. Maxfield Scholarship for Business, Pre=Law/or Education

Criterion: Student must be a Leo Junior/Senior High graduate ranking in the top quarter of their graduating class and be majoring in business, pre-law or education at IPFW. Award may be given to an upper-class business, pre-law or education student who graduated in the top quarter of his or her class at Leo Junior/Senior High School, or successor, and who has a cumulative GPA of 3.0 Award is based on merit and demonstrated financial need.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.  


 Glenn and Janellyn Borden Endowed Scholarship in Organizational Leadership and Supervision

Criterion: Student must be a declared Organizational Leadership and Supervision major. Preference will be given to incoming freshman with a high school GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. This scholarship is awarded based on merit.

Submit the IPFW Common Scholarship application and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) so that it is received at the federal processor by March 10.