Honors Program

Scholarships

Applying for Scholarships & Grants at IU East

A number of scholarships and grants are available for Honors students at IU East. Please check the eligibility requirements and due dates for all scholarships carefully before applying.

The Lingle Scholarship ($1,000/semester during four years at IU East)
Year of Application: Freshman
Number of Awards: 1-2
Requirements: Wayne County high school students who have been accepted into the IU East Honors Program. Interview required.
Sponsors: Wayne County residents Mr. and Mrs. Paul Lingle
The Helen Lees Scholarship Award ($1,000)
Year of Application: Sophomore, Junior (continuing students only)
Where to Apply: One.IU (search for “scholarships”)*
Deadline: March 10
Requirements: Awarded at the end of the spring semester to the all-around most committed student in the Honors Program in a given year, in terms of participation and successful work.
Sponsor: IU East Scholarship Foundation Fund (selected by the Honors Director & Committee)
The Joanne Passet Research Award ($1,000)
Year of Application: Sophomore, Junior (continuing students only)
Where to Apply: One.IU (search for “scholarships”)*
Deadline: March 10
Requirements: Awarded at the end of the spring semester to the most outstanding researcher in the Honors Program in a given year, in terms of research in Honors classes, thesis, etc.
Sponsor: IU East Scholarship Foundation Fund (selected by the Honors Director & Committee)
The Ron & Alisa Clapp-Itnyre Community Engagement Award ($1,000)
Year of Application: Sophomore, Junior (continuing students only)
Where to Apply: One.IU (search for “scholarships”)*
Deadline: March 10
Requirements: Awarded at the end of the spring semester to the Honors student most active and engaged in the community in a given year,
Sponsor: IU East Scholarship Foundation Fund (selected by the Honors Director & Committee)
Honors Scholarships ($500)
Number of Awards: varies
Year of Application: Sophomore, Junior (continuing students only)
Deadline: March 10
Where to Apply: One.IU (search for “scholarships”)*
Requirements: Awarded at the end of the spring semester to students with high GPA’s who exceed minimum requirements in the Honors Program in a given year
Sponsor: IU East Scholarship Foundation Fund (selected by the Honors Director & Committee)

*To be eligible for Honors scholarships and awards given through the One application, Honors students must be active in the Honors Program, with a GPA of 3.50 or better. To be considered for Honors scholarships, fill out the short essay portion for Honors, describing your Honors academic work and involvement to date.
Honors Senior Thesis Awards ($100 each)
Year of Application: All graduating seniors are automatically considered. No application necessary.
Number of Awards: 4
Requirements: Best Theses/Projects in the following categories: 1) Research, 2) Creative Work, 3) Service-Learning, and 4) Job-Shadowing.
SUMRS Scholars Award.
This highly-competitive award is open to all IU East students, not just Honors students, for a major research or creative project to be completed during the summer months. For this award, you will need a faculty mentor and a complete application form according to the details given here: Research & Creative Work

See also the scholarships available to all students at IU East. (Deadline: March 10): Returning Student Scholarships

National Awards

Note: Only the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and the Truman Scholarship include funding for undergraduate study at IU East. All others are for graduate study or professional service opportunities after graduation.

BARRY GOLDWATER SCHOLARSHIP (STEM fields)
Year of Application: Sophomore-Junior
Purpose: 1-2 year scholarship for finishing undergrad study, for students planning to pursue a PhD in a STEM field with a research emphasis.
Deadline: Student Profile and Pre-Application, Due during the fall semester (the earlier, the better!); Completed Application Nominations send by campus rep, last Friday in January
Website: Barry Goldwater Scholarship
IU East Campus Representative: Carrie Reisner
FULBRIGHT AWARDS (Research [any field], English Teaching Assistant)
Year of Application: Senior or beyond
Purpose: 9-12 months of teaching/study in a foreign country (some with foreign language requirements)
Deadline: September/October each year
Website: Fulbright Student Program: Types of Awards
IU East Campus Representative: TJ Rivard
MARSHALL SCHOLARSHIP (any field)
Year of Application: Senior or beyond.
Purpose: Graduate study in England.
Deadline: September/October each year.
Website: Marshall Scholarship
IU East Campus Representative: No representative listed
MITCHELL SCHOLARSHIP (any field)
Year of Application: Senior or beyond
Purpose: Graduate study in Ireland
Deadline: September/October each year
Website: Mitchell Scholarship
IU East Campus Representative: No representative listed
PEACE CORPS VOLUNTEER & COVERDELL FELLOWSHIP (Global Service)
Year of Application: Seniors or later
Purpose: to provide students with an opportunity for leadership and two years of service to some underprivileged community somewhere around the globe
Note: Travel is funded as per assignment. Peace Corps Volunteers who serve for two years are eligible to apply for Coverdell Fellowships to pursue graduate study at a Peace Corps institution.
Deadline: varies by volunteer openings
Website: Peace Corps
IU East Campus Representative: No representative listed
RHODES SCHOLARSHIP (any field)
Year of Application: Senior
Purpose: Graduate or specialized undergrad study at Oxford U
Deadline: September/October each year
Website: Rhodes Scholarship
IU East Campus Representative: No representative listed
TRUMAN SCHOLARSHIP (public service leadership)
Year of Application: Junior
Purpose: Summer Service Project in United States for students expecting to undertake grad study in a public service area such as education, government, nonprofit organizations, advocacy groups, etc.
Deadline: early February (all materials)
Website: Truman Scholarship
IU East Campus Representative: No representative listed
WOODROW WILSON TEACHING FELLOWSHIP
Year of Application: Seniors or later
Purpose: to contribute toward the MA degree for students interested in teaching STEM areas in urban secondary schools in Indiana, Ohio, Michigan, New Jersey, or Georgia (only Georgia in 2018; 2019 TBD).
Deadline: October
Website: Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellowship
IU East Campus Representative: No representative listed

For questions about any of these programs, please contact the campus representative listed above, send us a message at IUEHonor@iue.edu, or contact the Honors Program Director:

Steven Petersheim

Steven Petersheim
  • Associate Professor, English
  • Director, Honors Program, Honors Program Committee
  • 765-973-8504
  • Whitewater Hall 273
  • Faculty Profile