View scholarship opportunities and eligibility requirements for scholarships at Indiana State University. Our Scholarship Office will assist you in your search for available scholarships and other resources to help pay for college.

About The Branch

The Branch at Indiana State University allows you to search for scholarships, complete applications, and stay updated on your scholarships and awards. After completing the applications and additional requirements (letters of reference, essays, etc.), you will receive a confirmation email from Indiana State University’s Scholarships Office. If selected for a scholarship, you will receive an award notification to your Indiana State Sycamores email address.

What to Expect in The Branch

  • You will be presented with the general application after logging in. It is required to be eligible for scholarships.

  • You may be presented with other conditional applications to complete.

  • After completing and submitting applications, you will be presented with scholarship opportunities that may require additional information to help determine your eligibility.

  • Each opportunity will state if letters of reference, essays, etc. are required for a scholarship.

  • After completing all of the above, you will receive a confirmation email from Indiana State University Scholarships (

  • You will want to check The Branch regularly as new scholarship opportunities may be added.

  • If selected for a scholarship, an award notification will be sent to your ISU Sycamores email address, so be sure to monitor your official ISU email account regularly. This will occur after March 1, 2024.

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Freshman Scholarships for 2024-25

Entering freshmen who will begin their studies in 2024 and who plan to enroll as full-time, on-campus students each semester (minimum of 12 credits) are eligible to apply for most freshman scholarships. Online-only and returning Indiana State University students are not eligible for these scholarship opportunities. To receive first consideration for many freshman scholarships, students must be admitted to Indiana State University by December 1.

View Competitive and Admission-Based Freshman Scholarships for 2024-25

Transfer Scholarships 2024-25

Transfer students who will begin their studies in 2024 and who will enroll as full-time, on-campus students each semester (minimum of 12 credits) are eligible to apply for most transfer scholarships.

Please read scholarship descriptions carefully for details. Some deadlines may vary by award.

View Transfer Scholarships for 2024-25

“Transferring here, my first semester of sophomore year was completely paid for with scholarships and I only had to have one job, and it’s helped greatly with my grades. For the first time in my college career, I’m only taking 15 credit hours, and I can say that I have made it through four years of college without taking out any loans, which is amazing.”

Cara Esparza | Insurance and Risk Management | ’19

2024-25 International Scholar Award

All incoming international freshmen who are admitted to Indiana State by July 15 for Fall or December 15 for Spring will be automatically considered for this scholarship. No additional application is required. However, it is only open to international students who are not fully sponsored or receiving a reduced tuition rate. This scholarship is not open to United States citizens or permanent residents.

View the International Scholar Award

Other Scholarship Information

Indiana State University offers a variety of scholarships for talented and deserving sophomores, juniors, and seniors. Many of these scholarships are available through individual colleges and academic departments such as Arts and Sciences, Business, Education, Health and Human Services, Nursing, and Technology.

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Available textbook scholarships include the 21st Century Scholars Textbook Scholarship and the Child of Alumni Textbook Scholarship. There are specific instructions to follow to access your textbook scholarship.

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In addition to scholarships offered by Indiana State University and the Indiana State University Foundation, a variety of awards and scholarships are offered by outside sources, including state, regional, and national organizations. Students who have been awarded outside scholarships should follow specific procedures for reporting outside scholarships to Indiana State University.

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There are specific instructions for accepting an undergraduate scholarship at Indiana State. For graduate scholarships, contact the academic unit offering the scholarship.

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Some scholarships can be renewed. There are specific rules and regulations for these scholarships.

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The appeal process varies by award term. Search for “Appeal” in The Branch and select the appropriate reinstatement term.

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Indiana State has a long and proud history of community service. We highly encourage all of our students to give back to the community. This commitment to service is why we ask some of our top scholars to complete and record community service hours as a part of their scholarship requirements.

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View additional resources that may be helpful in locating and applying for outside scholarships.

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