These scholarships are awarded at the discretion of each coach, based on criteria he or she establishes and in accordance with NCAA regulations. Renewal requires continued participation in the sport. The following sports offer athletics scholarships: MEN – baseball, basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, and swimming and diving; WOMEN – basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, and volleyball. In limited cases under NCAA governance, a student may receive an athletic award combined with an academic scholarship. In this case, a 3.00 grade point average is required to renew the UE academic award. However, many forms of UE-funded merit-based/ need-based gift assistance many not be awarded along with athletic aid due to NCAA restrictions.
Full-time undergraduate students with a sibling also enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student may receive a $1,000 Sibling Scholarship. Not available to students receiving any type of full-tuition award, a Legacy award, or athletics scholarship.
Endowed Scholarships and Trusts
Some of the financial aid awarded by the University of Evansville is made possible through the generous gifts of donors. These funds are invested so they can grow and help greater numbers of students. This resource is called our endowment. Many donors restrict their gifts to be given to students who meet certain criteria. Therefore, sometime after your freshman year, part of your financial aid may be renamed or replaced by one of the following types of awards that come from our endowment. All of the following awards require demonstrated financial need according to the FAFSA and satisfactory academic progress for renewal unless a higher GPA is specified.
- BENNIGHOF SCHOLARSHIP: Available to graduates of Vanderburgh County high schools.
- J AND J CARTER SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and demonstrated financial need.
- PHILLIP DRACHMAN SCHOLARSHIP: Intended by the donor for graduates of the Deaconess Hospital School of Nursing. If no such students are available, award may go to other students in need.
- CO-OP ENGINEERING SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to freshmen planning to enter the cooperative education program. It is not renewable.
- EGGERS SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to residents of Vanderburgh County. It is renewable with a 2.75 GPA.
- ENDOWED SCHOLARSHIPS: These awards are named in honor of the donors and are too numerous to mention. The Office of Development may request the recipient to write a letter thanking the donor for the award.
- THOMAS FARRELL SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to students from Indiana who are studying pottery and ceramics.
- FLUHRER TRUST: Awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and demonstrated financial need.
- FRANK SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to graduates of Vanderburgh County high schools who exhibit high scholastic ability.
- ELDA AND NED HERTS SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and demonstrated financial need.
- JAMES AND DOROTHY MCCUTCHAN SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to students on the basis of financial need and scholastic achievement.
- MOSE STROUSE SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to students who exhibit high scholastic ability. A 2.75 GPA is required for renewal.
- O’SHEA FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to residents of Indiana who exhibit high scholastic potential. A 2.75 GPA is required for renewal.
- POTT FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded to engineering majors. A 2.50 GPA is required for renewal.
- RERICK SCHOLARSHIPS: Awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and demonstrated financial need.
- SANDERSON-GYGER SCHOLARSHIP: Awarded on the basis of financial need.
- SPONSOR-A-STUDENT AWARD: Awarded to students on the basis of scholarship and financial need.
UE Yellow Ribbon and Veteran’s Educational Benefits
The University of Evansville has voluntarily entered into an agreement with the Department of Veterans Affairs to fund applicable tuition and fees that exceed the highest public in-state undergraduate tuition rate for veterans or their eligible dependents. The award is a combination of aid from UE and VA sources. This program supersedes any previously UE aid offered. For more information about veterans education benefits, see the Veterans Affairs area of our website.
UE Academic Achievement Award
This award is discontinued for students entering in 2013-14 and after. Award is $500 per year (may accumulate each year) for students who have a cumulative 3.40 UE GPA (or higher). Once gained, it cannot be lost if the GPA falls below 3.40. It is not awarded to students receiving athletics scholarships, tuition remission benefits, or full-tuition scholarships, or for students in the Center for Adult Education or graduate programs. It is available for a maximum of three years at UE. No application is required. The award is earned for the next academic year, based on the cumulative GPA when checked each May.