Scholarships for Entering Freshmen - Fall 2022

Academic Merit Scholarship

Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded based upon academic credentials.

University of Evansville Scholarships Entering Freshmen Fall 20221
Whichever is Highest
Scholarship Weighted High School GPA2 OR ACT3 OR SAT3 Minimum Academic Merit Scholarship4
Presidential Scholarship 4.25+ 30+ 1390+ $21,000
Dean's Scholarship 4.00 - 4.24 27 - 29 1280 - 1380 $19,000
Faculty Scholarship 3.75 - 3.99 25 - 26 1200 - 1270 $17,000
Academic Scholarship 3.50 - 3.74 23 - 24 1130 - 1190 $15,000
Aces Award 3.25 - 3.49 21 - 22 1060 - 1120 $13,000

If you are not represented on this chart, apply online to see what additional scholarships you may be eligible for.

1 Excludes international and transfer students. International and transfer scholarship information is available online.
2 If your high school does not calculate weighted GPAs, this will be taken into account when determining your scholarship eligibility.
3 The University of Evansville is a test-optional institution. If test scores are not available, please use your GPA.
4 Scholarship may be higher based upon holistic review of your application.

Engagement Awards

Entering Freshmen Fall 2022
Engagement Activity Scholarship Deadline Details
File FAFSA $1,000 December 15 File the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov and enter UE's school code: 001795
In-person Visit $1,000 May 1 Learn about visit opportunities at evansville.edu/visit
Changemaker or Harlaxton Essay $1,000 December 1 Submit your essay at evansville.edu/essay

File FAFSA

High school students could be eligible for our $1,000 FAFSA Filing Award. Applicable for students entering in the 2022-23 academic year and renewable up to four years for a total of $4,000. To qualify, file the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov by December 15 and enter UE's school code: 001795.

In-person Visit

High school students could be eligible for our $1,000 Visit Scholarship. Applicable for UE students entering in the 2022-23 academic year and renewable up to four years for a total of $4,000. To qualify, visit our campus before May 1, 2022, and participate in an individual, in-person guided campus tour and admission counselor session or an in-person group visit day.

Changemaker or Harlaxton Essay

High school students could be eligible for our $1,000 essay scholarship. Applicable for UE students entering in the 2022-23 academic year and renewable up to four years for a total of $4,000. To qualify, submit an essay by December 1, 2021, describing how UE will help you to be a changemaker or what you hope to experience if you study abroad at Harlaxton College.

Special Scholarships

Students who earn one of the following scholarships will receive either that scholarship or the Academic Merit Scholarship, whichever is higher.

Aces Opportunity Grant

  • Awarded to Indiana students whose family’s adjusted gross income is less than $50,000
    OR
  • who are eligible for free or reduced lunch as determined by the National School Lunch Act
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket.

National Need for Nursing Scholarship

  • Awarded to students who earn direct entry into the nursing program.
  • Value: $20,000

Performing Arts Scholarships

  • Theatre Scholarship or Music Scholarship
  • Awarded based upon a combination of talent, academic credentials, and department needs. Requires audition.
  • Value: Varies

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

  • Awarded to students designated as Lilly Scholars.
  • Lilly covers tuition, fees, books.
  • UE covers housing, meals, and a $1,500 travel grant that can be used to attend Harlaxton or any approved study abroad experience.

National Merit Finalist Scholarship

  • Awarded to National Merit Finalists.
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket.

National Hispanic Scholarship

  • Awarded to National Hispanic Scholars.
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket.

National African American Scholarship

  • Awarded to National African American Scholars.
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket.

Fellows Scholarship

  • Awarded to 10 freshmen from historically underrepresented populations.
  • Requires separate application and interview.
  • Students must live on campus as part of a cohort.
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket.

Changemaker Scholarships

The following are awarded to winners of UE's annual High School Changemaker Challenge.

First place

  • Students must live on campus as part of a cohort.
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket.

Second place

  • Value: $23,000

Third place

  • Value: $18,000

UE Teaching Fellows Scholarship

  • Awarded to 10 education majors.
  • No essay required. Simply fill out the application form.
  • Requires on-campus housing.
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket during the junior and senior year.

Baccalaureate to Doctor of Medicine (B/MD) Program Scholarship

  • Awarded to eight freshmen from the state of Indiana selected for this program.
  • Includes provisional admission to the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville.
  • Value: $30,000

Medical Professions Academy (MPA) Scholarship

  • Through a partnership with Evansville-Vanderburgh School Corporation’s Medical Professions Academy (MPA), students who successfully complete the MPA program and who are admitted to UE will be offered a minimum of $24,000 in annual scholarships.
  • Value: $24,000

Early College High School Scholarship

  • Through a partnership with EVSC's Early College High School, students who successfully complete this program and who are admitted to UE will be offered a minimum of $20,000 in annual scholarships.
  • Value: $20,000

Athletic Scholarships

Athletic scholarships are awarded at the discretion of each coach, based on criteria established and in accordance with NCAA regulations. The following sports offer athletic scholarships:

  • Men – baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and swimming and diving, and track and field
  • Women – basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, track and field, and volleyball.
  • Value: Varies

Additional Awards

These awards may be given in addition to the above scholarships and coordinated with other financial aid.

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Scholarship

  • Offered to select first-year students admitted into the LSCM program.
  • Value: $2,500 (one time)

Valedictorian Scholarship

  • Offered to students who are ranked #1 in their senior class (excludes homeschooled students).
  • Value: $1,000

Honors Program Scholarship

  • Awarded to students who gain admission to UE’s Honors Program.
  • Value: $1,500

UE Scholar Award

  • Awarded to students who attend UE’s invitation-only UE Scholar Day.
  • Value: $1,000

Ridgway Scholarship

  • Offered to any entering freshman who is a resident of Vanderburgh County or will be graduating from a high school in Vanderburgh County.
  • Value: $1,500

Legacy Award

  • Offered to students who are children, grandchildren, or great grandchildren of UE alumni.
  • Value: $1,000

Scouting Scholarship

  • Offered to Eagle Scout and Gold Award recipients.
  • Value: $2,000

International Baccalaureate Diploma Scholarship

  • Offered to students who will be graduating with an IB Diploma.
  • Value: $1,500

Computers in Science and Math (CiSM) Grant

  • Offered to a limited number of students pursuing a degree in biology, biochemistry, chemistry, environmental science, mathematics, statistics and data science, or physics. Award based upon financial need and academic potential.
  • Value: Up to $10,000

Methodist Scholarship

  • Offered to students who belong to their local Methodist church.
  • Value: $500

Veteran Dependent Scholarship

  • Offered to dependents of military veterans who do not qualify for other military benefits.
  • Value: $1,000

Veterans Affairs Education Benefits – Yellow Ribbon

  • Offered to eligible veterans or dependents of veterans using the Post 9/11 GI Bill®.
  • Value: Applicable tuition and fees that exceed the national maximum set annually by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Math Award

  • Offered to students invited to UE's annual Math Banquet.
  • Value: $1,000

Foreign Language Contest Scholarship

  • Offered to students who participate in UE's Foreign Language video contest and are chosen by faculty as winners.
  • Value: $1,000

Art Portfolio Scholarship

  • Offered to art majors who submit an art portfolio to UE’s Department of Art, and the faculty determine the portfolio is worthy of a scholarship.
  • Value: $1,000

Ensemble Participation Award

  • Students who are not music majors can audition for a place in a UE ensemble and receive this award.
  • Value: Varies

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the US Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official US government web site at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
The University of Evansville reserves the right to update the amounts and criteria as deemed necessary.
The total of all UE scholarships will not exceed the equivalency of full-time tuition (12-18 credit hours/semester).

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