Scholarships for Entering Freshmen - Fall 2023

Academic Merit Scholarship

Academic Merit Scholarships are awarded based upon academic credentials.
Scholarship Grid
University of Evansville Scholarships Entering Freshmen Fall 2023 1
Whichever is Highest
Scholarship Weighted High School GPA 2 OR ACT 3 OR SAT 3 Academic Merit Scholarship
Presidential Scholarship 4.25+ 30+ 1390+ $30,000
Dean's Scholarship 4.00 - 4.24 27 - 29 1280 - 1380 $27,000
Faculty Scholarship 3.75 - 3.99 25 - 26 1200 - 1270 $25,000
Academic Scholarship 3.50 - 3.74 23 - 24 1130 - 1190 $23,000
Aces Award 3.25 - 3.49 21 - 22 1060 - 1120 $20,000


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

1 Excludes International and transfer students.
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.

Engagement Awards

Engagement Awards Grid
Entering Freshmen Fall 2023
Engagement Activity Scholarship Details
Changemaker or Harlaxton Essay $1,000 Submit your essay
File FAFSA $1,000 File the FAFSA at fafsa.gov and enter UE's school code: 001795
In-person Visit $1,000 Learn about visit opportunities at evansville.edu/visit

Changemaker or Harlaxton Essay

High school students could be eligible for our $1,000 Essay Scholarship. Applicable for UE students entering for the first time in the 2023-24 academic year and renewable up to four years for a total of $4,000. To qualify, submit an essay describing how UE will help you to be a changemaker or what you hope to experience if you study abroad at Harlaxton College.

File FAFSA

High school students could be eligible for our $1,000 FAFSA Filing Award. Applicable for UE students entering for the first time in the 2023-24 academic year and renewable up to four years for a total of $4,000. To qualify, file the FAFSA at fafsa.gov 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 for the first time in the 2023-24 academic year and renewable up to four years for a total of $4,000. To qualify, visit our campus and participate in an individual, in-person guided campus tour and admission counselor session or an in-person group visit day.

The total of all UE scholarships/gift aid will not exceed the equivalency of full-time tuition (12-18 credit hours/semester).

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.

Hoosier Aces Scholarship

  • Students who meet the Aces Opportunity Grant criteria, have a GPA of 3.5 or higher and an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) of 0 as determined by the FAFSA will receive a combination of scholarships and grants that covers tuition, fees, standard housing and meals.

National Need for Nursing Scholarship

  • Awarded to students who earn direct entry into the nursing program.
  • Value: $25,000

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, and book stipend.
  • 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

National Recognition Scholarships

  • Awarded to students selected for the College Board National Recognition Programs:
    • National Hispanic
    • National African American
    • National Indigenous
    • National Rural and Small Town
  • Students awarded this scholarship will not pay any tuition out of pocket.
    • Provide a copy of your Certificate of Recognition to the Office of Admission.

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: $27,000

Third place

  • Value: $23,000

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 $25,000 in annual scholarships.
  • Value: $25,000

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 $25,000 in annual scholarships.
  • Value: $25,000

Athletic Scholarships

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

  • Men – baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, 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.

UE Kentucky Excellence Award

  • Awarded to graduates of a Kentucky high school.
  • Value: $2,500

Logistics and Supply Chain Management Scholarship

  • Offered to select first-year students admitted into the LSCM program.
  • Value: $1,500

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 and accept admission to UE’s Honors Program.
  • Value: $2,000

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: $2,000

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

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 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 by May 1, 2023, and the faculty recommend for 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

The total of all UE scholarships/gift aid will not exceed the equivalency of full-time tuition (12-18 credit hours/semester).

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The University of Evansville reserves the right to update the amounts and criteria as deemed necessary.

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