Scholarships for Entering Freshmen - Fall 2021

Students will be awarded one of the following scholarships. Most scholarships are awarded based on the application for admission, though some may require an additional application or other requirements.

Academic Merit Scholarship

Awarded based upon academic credentials.

University of Evansville Scholarships Entering Freshmen Fall 20211
Whichever is Highest
Scholarship Weighted High School GPA2 OR ACT Score3 OR SAT Score3 Academic Merit + Housing Scholarship4
Presidential Scholarship 4.25+ 29+ 1330+ $21,000-$23,000
Dean's Scholarship 4.00 to 4.24 27-28 1260-1320 $19,000-$21,000
Faculty Scholarship 3.75 to 3.99 25-26 1200-1250 $17,000-$19,000
Academic Scholarship 3.50-3.74 23-24 1130-1190 $15,000-$17,000
Aces Award 3.25-3.49 21-22 1060-1120 $13,000-$15,000
Purple Award less than 3.25 less than 21 less than 1060 Apply to find out what scholarship you qualify for.
1 Excludes international and transfer students.
2 If your high school does not weight 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, use your GPA.
4 Local students living with family should contact their admission counselor to find out how this will impact their total scholarship award.

Aces Opportunity Grant

  • Awarded to Indiana students whose family's adjusted gross income is less than $50,000.
  • 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: Range in value starting at $20,000 ($15,000 scholarship + $5,000 housing award)

Performing Arts Scholarships

  • Theatre Scholarship or Music Scholarship
  • Awarded based upon a combination of talent, academic credentials, and department needs. Requires audition.
  • Value: Range in value up to $18,000 scholarship + $5,000 housing award

Special Scholarships

Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

  • Awarded to students designated as Lilly Scholars.
  • Lilly covers tuition, fees, books.
  • UE covers housing and meals with scholarship and offers a $3,000 travel grant.

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.

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 ($18,000 scholarship + $5,000 housing award)

Third place

  • Value: $18,000 ($13,000 scholarship + $5,000 housing award)

UE Teaching Fellows Scholarship

  • Awarded to 10 education majors.
  • Requires a separate essay.
  • 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 8 freshmen from the state of Indiana selected for this program.
  • Includes provisional admission to the Indiana University School of Medicine-Evansville.
  • Value: $30,000 ($25,000 scholarship + $5,000 housing award)

Medical Professions Academy (MPA) Scholarship

  • Through a partnership with EVSC’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 ($19,000 scholarship + $5,000 housing award)

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 ($15,000 scholarship + $5,000 housing award)

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.

FAFSA Filing Award

  • Offered to any entering freshman who submits a FAFSA to UE.
  • Value: $1,000

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.

OPTIONS Scholarship

  • Awarded to students who have attended UE's OPTIONS Engineering camp.
  • Value: $1,250

First Robotics Scholarship

  • Offered to students who are members of a First Robotics club during their senior year of high school.
  • Value: $2,500

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

Junior Achievement Scholarship

  • Offered to students who participate in the Evansville area Junior Achievement club.
  • Value: $1,000

Balsa Wood Bridge Scholarship

  • Offered to students who win UE’s annual Balsa Wood Bridge Building competition.
  • 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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