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  • Like grants, scholarships are a type of financial aid that you won't have to pay back. At IUP, we help you get started by automatically considering you for our extensive list of scholarships when you apply for admission.

    Scholarships are based on a variety of things. Some are designed to help students with the greatest financial need. Some are based only on academic scores and achievements. Some focus on specific majors or activities such as sports. Many combine these factors.

    Applying for scholarships can really pay off. Make a list of some you think are a good match for you, along with their deadlines, and get them done one-by-one.

    Below, along with those offered by IUP, we've gathered a long list of outside scholarships you could apply for on your own. We also give you several scholarship search sites to explore.

    IUP Scholarships

    All eligible incoming and current IUP students are automatically considered for scholarship opportunities. No general application is required for most of these scholarships. See the extensive list of IUP scholarships and check out the categories that apply to you.

    (If you want to check which academic college your major is in, please see the list of academic colleges and departments and the undergraduate majors list.)

    Outside Scholarships/Fellowships

    We’ve compiled a helpful list of a variety of scholarships to get you started on your search.

    Scholarship Search Sites

    There are a number of reputable scholarship search websites—check them out.