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Miscellaneous Scholarships for Currently Enrolled Students

American Association of University Women Scholarship

Awarded annually to nontraditional female residents of Indiana County, based upon financial need and successful completion of at least six credits leading to a degree.

APSCUF Scholarship

The IUP APSCUF Scholarships are awarded to students who have earned between 29 and 46 credits and who have shown involvement in IUP and community services.

Aramark Scholarship

Established and donated by the IUP food service contractor. Ten $1,000 and five meal plans are awarded each year to undergraduate students with a minimum of 30 and a maximum of 100 earned credits. Awards are based on academic standing and financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications available in March on the Housing, Residential Living, and Dining “Forms” page. Application deadline is April 30.

Dr. Howard B. Buterbaugh Scholarship Fund

A gift to the university from Dr. Howard Buterbaugh’s estate, the scholarship is to be given to students from Indiana County based on their academic performance. No application required.

Colonial Motor Mart Scholarship

Established by the Spadafora family in honor of their employees, this scholarship is awarded to academically talented students enrolled at IUP who have graduated from an Indiana County high school. Preference will be given to children and dependents of employees of Colonial Motor Mart, Colonial dealerships, and Colonial Land Company. Applications are sent to Colonial Motor Mart businesses for distribution to employees and are available in the Financial Aid office. Deadline: April 30.

Foundation for IUP Community Volunteer Service Award

Established in June 1998 in celebration of the 30th anniversary of the Foundation for IUP, this award recognizes the volunteer commitment demonstrated by the Foundation’s board of directors throughout the years.

This award also honors the volunteer spirit demonstrated by students at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who demonstrate outstanding volunteer service that reflects positively on the university and makes a difference in the lives of community residents and society as a whole.

Candidates for the award must meet the following guidelines:

  • Must have earned a minimum of 24 credit hours by the end of the Spring 2013 semester
  • Must be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania at the time of application
  • Must be a returning full-time student in good academic standing at Indiana University of Pennsylvania for the 2013–2014 academic semester
  • Must be engaged in volunteer community service that exceeds any volunteer service required as part of a class project, membership, scholarship, or other obligatory circumstance in order to be eligible for this award

Deadline to apply is April 12, 2013. Print the application, then complete and return the completed application to Betsy Lauber, director of FIUP, (Suite G-1, Sutton Hall), by April 12. If you have any questions, please e-mail Ms. Lauber at blauber@iup.edu or phone her at 724-357-3184.

Goldstrohm/Citizens’ Ambulance Scholarship

Awarded to an employee or dependent of an employee of Citizens’ Ambulance Service, Inc., who is actively enrolled as a full-time or part-time student. Applications are available at Citizens' Ambulance Service. Deadline is April 30.

Harrisburg Alumni Chapter of IUP Scholarship Fund

The Harrisburg Alumni Chapter of IUP Scholarship was established by the membership of the alumni chapter to provide annual scholarship awards to talented and deserving students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the designated criteria.

Students must meet the following:

  • Be a permanent resident of the Harrisburg area, primarily Cumberland, Dauphin, or northern York counties in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Consideration also will be given to other counties included in the Harrisburg Alumni Chapter membership such as Adams, Franklin, Lancaster, Lebanon, and Perry counties.
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing at IUP with a cumulative grade-point average of 3.0 or better
  • Have successfully completed between 26 and 90 credits and be a sophomore or junior according the to university’s classification
  • Demonstrate financial need in pursing educational goals

Preference will be given to dependents of IUP alumni who are dues-paying members of the Harrisburg Alumni Chapter. Application deadline for awards is May 25. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information. Print an application form (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Indiana County IUP Alumni Chapter Scholarship

The Indiana County Alumni Chapter Scholarship was established by the membership of the alumni chapter to provide annual scholarship awards to talented and deserving students enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania who best meet the designated criteria.

Successful applicants must meet the following:

  • Be a permanent resident of Indiana County and be a graduate from a high school in Indiana County
  • Be enrolled as a full-time student in good academic standing at IUP
  • Have successfully completed at least 24 credit hours and no more than 56 credit hours
  • Demonstrate financial need in pursing educational goals

Preference will be given to children or grandchildren of IUP alumni and members of the Indiana County Alumni Chapter. Application deadline for awards is June 15. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information. Print an application form (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

IUP Ambassadors Scholarship

The IUP Ambassadors Scholarship was established by the membership of the IUP Ambassadors, the university’s award-winning student alumni association, to provide annual scholarship awards to students who have distinguished themselves through service and loyalty to their future alma mater and who best meet the designated criteria.

Applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Have successfully earned at least 57 credits and be in good academic standing at the university
  • Have earned a cumulative grade point average of 3.25 or greater
  • Have demonstrated a strong commitment of service and loyalty to IUP and the community through involvement and participation in campus activities.

Application deadline for awards is June 15. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information. Print an application form (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

IUP Reunion Year Scholarship

The IUP Reunion Year Scholarship was established by various classes celebrating milestone reunions at IUP. This scholarship is intended to benefit undergraduate and graduate students enrolled full-time at Indiana University of Pennsylvania.

Eligibility criteria are as follows:

  • Must be enrolled at Indiana University of Pennsylvania
  • Must be in good academic standing, with a minimum grade-point average of 3.0
  • Must have earned a minimum of 29 undergraduate credits
  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Preference will be given to students who are IUP alumni, or to students who are the children, grandchildren, or dependents of IUP alumni

Application deadline is June 15. Please send completed application to the Office of Financial Aid Office, Clark Hall, Room 200, 1090 South Drive, Indiana, PA 15705. Contact the Office of Alumni Relations for more information. Print the IUP Reunion Year Scholarship Application (PDF file, requires Adobe Acrobat Reader).

Kuzneski Family Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to an IUP student who has a declared major in Nursing or Art or is participating in intercollegiate football. Preference is given to students graduating from Indiana County high schools. No application required.

Miss IUP Scholarship

A $500 scholarship is awarded to the winner of the Miss IUP pageant for use in the subsequent academic year. No application required.

Margaret M. Patton Foundation Scholarship

Established to assist students attending the university who are in need of such assistance. Preference will be given to students attending the Northpointe Campus. No application required.

Lenora Pechan Scholarship

Awarded to ROTC students as recommended by the ROTC staff. No application required.

Phi Delta Theta Memorial Scholarship

Established in memory of Randy Colalella and Jeffrey Diez. Funds are awarded to full-time students who are members in good standing of Phi Delta Theta and who have a GPA of at least a 3.0. Recipient is chosen by the Office of Student Activities and Organizations. No application required.

William E. Pierce Scholarship Fund

Established to award a one-year grant to the junior ROTC cadet with the highest standing in his/her sophomore ROTC class. No application required.

Carino Queen Evergreen Scholarship

Awarded to a resident of Indiana County and to Indiana County’s Queen Evergreen if she attends IUP on a full-time basis. No application required.

Martha S. Scheeren Scholarship

Awarded to an economically disadvantaged IUP student residing in Indiana County between the ages of 23 and 50. Preference will be given to graduates of Indiana County high schools and to women. Secondary preference will be given to residents of Armstrong, Cambria, and Jefferson counties. Applications are distributed to qualifying candidates.

Senior Class Scholarship Award

A yearly scholarship awarded to a full-time student who has earned 75 to 90 credits at the end of the first semester of the junior year, who has a GPA of at least 3.5, and who is involved with campus affairs, organizations, and activities. Applications are distributed to qualifying candidates.

Zonta Club of Indiana (1982 to 2007) Scholarship

Former members of the Zonta Club provide a scholarship for a female IUP student who has earned at least 24 academic credits, is 25 or older, and is a resident of Indiana County. Eligible students must demonstrate hardship need, exemplify personal character, have a commitment to academic excellence, and demonstrate promise for future success. No application required.

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