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Outside Scholarships

Community and National Organizations offer many scholarship for undergradute and graduate students.  The scholarships listed here are awarded by committees or organizations outside of IPFW.   IPFW also offers many university scholarship opportunities.



Abbott and Fenner Scholarship Program

Abbott & Fenner Business Consultants are pleased to be able to continue with their scholarship program for the 5th year.  They will be awarding up to $1,000 to the winner(s) each year.  The scholarship deadline is June 15.

For more information, visit the Abbott and Fenner Scholarship website

ABODO Scholarship

ABODO offers a twice a year $500 scholarship, and all you have to do is tell them why you love IPFW. 

For more information, visit the ABODO Scholarship website



Accenture American Indian Scholarship (AIGC)

The Accenture American Indian Scholarship is comprised of American Indian and Alaska Native incoming college freshmen who exhibit leadership, community spirit, academic achievement and collegiate promise in the areas of engineering, computer science, operations management, management, finance, marketing and other business oriented fields of study. Applicants must be members of a US federally recognized tribe or verify ¼ or more descent.

For more information, visit the AIGC website



American Society Of Engineers (AES) Society Scholarship

Scholarship Criteria
Our belief is that achieving a high grade point average should not be the only criteria for determining who deserves to be helped. For that reason we are offering a scholarship that will be awarded on the basis of character, as determined by evaluated the essays that are submitted.

Scholarships are intended for our future leaders across a wide spectrum of fields of study. This award is available to high school seniors and all students attending a post secondary educational facility.

You are not required to be taking Engineering courses to be eligible.

For more information, visit the AES Engineering website



Central Indiana Community Foundation (CICF)

Central Indiana Community Foundation and its affiliates, The Indianapolis Foundation and Legacy Fund, are committed to help students in our community pursue and complete higher education degrees. Their strategy is to grow and create endowment funds that provide renewable scholarships significant enough to help students achieve degree attainment.

For more information, visit the CICF Scholarship website


Charter One Bank TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship

Good Citizens Deserve Help With College!

What makes you a good citizen? Charter One Bank will be offering its annual TruFit Good Citizen Scholarship, awarding a total of $50,000 in college scholarships to 40 students across the country. Beginning April 1st, tell us how you demonstrate good citizenship through community volunteerism and leadership in a short essay or video, complete the application form and submit two references directly connected to your community involvement for your chance to win. Be sure to apply early as participation is limited to the first 3,000 applicants!

For more information, visit the Charter One Bank website 



Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne College Scholarship Guide

The Community Foundation of Greater Fort Wayne is proud to help hundreds of area students - from elementary through graduate level - fund their educational dreams.

For more information, visit the Community Foundation website



DegreeDirectory.Org Degree Scholarships

For more information, visit the Degree Directory website.



Grahame and Thelma Somerville Scholarship

The Grahame and Thelma Somerville Scholarship was established to fulfill the need for continued education for people classified as non-traditional students. A non-traditional student is defined as one who did not begin their college career immediately upon the completion of their high school career, but is one who graduated from high school or received their GED and delayed the entrance into college.

Qualified recipients include adult students who wish to re-enter the job market, advance in their current field, or enter the job market for the first time after hardship circumstances, such as divorce, health complications involving family members, loss of employment, or other obstacles (barriers). The scholarship may be renewed once a year.

Deadline is March 1st

For more information, visit the Somerville Scholarship website



Great Lakes Scholarship

Great Lakes Educational Loan Services, Inc. is offering $2,500 scholarships for undergraduate and graduate students enrolling in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) programs. Up to 750 awards will be granted to qualified students from across the country.

For more information, visit the Great Lake Scholarship website



HLCNI Scholarship

Students must be Hispanic/Latino High school seniors or currently enrolled college students.

For more information, visit the HLCNI website



Kosciusko County Community Foundation

For more information, visit the Kosicusko County Coummnity Foundation website



Kosciusko REMC Scholarship

Kosciusko REMC awards six $1,000 scholar­ships to specially selected high school seniors, current college students, or current graduate students each year. Scholarships are awarded based on academic achievement, financial need, community involve­ment, and leadership skills. Through an independent judging panel, applicants are screened and interviewed to determine the recipients of these funds.

The scholarship was named in honor of John H. Anglin, who served as the Chairman of the Kosciusko REMC board of directors for 29 years.

Applicants must be a member or the dependent of a member of KREMC.

For more information, visit the REMC Scholarship website.

Levin Injury Firm Scholarship

In an effort to make things a little easier for students and their families, Levin Injury Firm is pleased to be offering two yearly $1,000 scholarships to individuals who are currently attending or planning on attending college or graduate school in the near future.

For more information, visit the Levin Injury Firm Scholarship website.



LIFE Lessons Scholarship

The Life and Health Insurance Foundation for Education (LIFE) announces the LIFE Lessons scholarship program to benefit students who have suffered the death of a parent or guardian.

For more information, visit the LIFE Lessons Scholarship website

Look Twice, Save a Life Scholarship

For more information, visit the Look Twice website



M3C Fellowship Program

IPFW is one of a few select campuses administrating the Midwest Campus Compact Citizen-Scholar (M3C) Fellows Program. The M3C Program is a ten-state initiative, led by the Wisconsin Campus Compact that is committed to integrating education with civic engagment among campuses across the Midwest.

The M3C Fellows Program is an Americorps Education Award Program. Fellows must complete 300 hours of community service (some of which can be training), recruit 5 volunteers and complete an online seminar within one calendar year.

Community service may include mentoring youth, assisting in after school programs, qualifying work study assignments, designing and planting wildlife gardens, working at a recycling center, spending time with senior citizens, helping at food banks or a rescue mission, being a Big Brother/Big Sister.

What You Can Gain:

  • Earn $1,000 educational award for community service
  • Explore career passions with individualized placement
  • Receive training in leadership and service learning
  • Real world job experience
  • Networking

Who should apply?

IPFW students (sophomore preferred) who are first generation college students or have financial need (Pell grant or work study eligible) and have a deep commitment to volunteer service. Students may apply as long as they have not previously completed two years in any Americorps program.

For more information, contact:

OACS Director - Deb Barrick Neff Hall 337 2101 E. Coliseum Blvd. Fort Wayne, IN 46805-1499



Morris K. Udall Foundation Scholarships

The Udall Foundation awards scholarships to college sophomores and juniors for leadership, public service and commitment to issues related to American Indian nations or to the environment.

For more information, visit the Udall Foundation website

Northeast Indiana Discover-E Engineers 

This scholarship is for sophomore and junior Engineering students from the NE Indiana area. Applications are due January 24.

Download the form here



Putnam County Community Foundation

Multiple scholarships are offered through the Putnam County Community Foundation.


For more information, visit the Putnam County Community Foundation website



Sociedad Amigos De Colombia (SADCO) Scholarship

Applicants should be Hispanic Indiana residents up to third generation, admitted or enrolled in on accociate or bachelor degree program (up to third year, have unmet need, have involvement in community service along with other requirements.

For more information, visit the SADCO Scholarship website



Textbooks for a Year Scholarship

Education-Portal.com is offering a Textbook for a Year Scholarship is a chance for students to win $1000 to pay for textbooks.

Education-Portal.com is committed to increasing access to education for every student. They know that many students struggle to cover the growing price of pursuing a higher education and want to help students manage costs by providing regular scholarship opportunities and high quality information about how to manage and save money while in college.  Students have until December 9  to enter to win Free Textbooks for a Year.
For more information, visit the Education Portal website



US Bank Scholarship Program

For more information, visit the US Bank Scholarship website



Varsity Tutors Scholarship

Varsity Tutors' is offering a monthly $1,000 college scholarship to students who plan on or are currently attending a 4-year university. Prizes are awarded monthly and will be paid directly to the winner's college or university at their time of enrollment.

Our scholarship contest is open to any current U.S. high school or undergraduate student. Students submit an essay based on the month's prompt, and monthly winners are picked by our judges.

For more information, visit the Varsity Tutors Scholarship website



Wabash Valley Community Foundation Scholarships

For more information, visit the Community Foundation website



Worthy's Jewler & Gemologist Scholarship

As a secured marketplace that appraises diamonds and gemstones, we want to encourage excellence in the future generation of gemologists and jewelers. In pursuit of this, we have created the Worthy Scholarship - a $1,500 scholarship open to any high school or college student interested in or actively pursuing jewelry related studies. Along with the money, the selected student will be invited to a summer internship in our NY office - a unique opportunity to learn from top experts in the field, to use the most advanced equipment out there, and to acquire professional experience that would help them establish their careers.

For more information, visit the Worthy Scholarship website



Xerox Technical Minority Scholarship

Xerox is committed to the academic success of all minority students. That's why we offer a Tachnical Minority Scholarship that awards between $1,000 to $10,000 to qualified minorities enrolled in a technical degree program at a bachelor level or above.

For more information, visit the Xerox website


Academic Scholarships from Community and National Organizations

The scholarships listed here are awarded by committees or organizations outside of IPFW.   IPFW also offers many university scholarship opportunities. 

College of Arts & Sciences majors

Business Majors

Education majors

Engineering majors

Health and Human Services Majors

Public Policy Majors

Visual & Fine Arts Majors