Promising Scholars Program

  • The Admissions Office at IUP recognizes and supports the success of outstanding minority high school students in Pennsylvania and fosters diversity at IUP through its Promising Scholars Program.  

    Students can earn some of the most rewarding scholarships available through IUP: ranging from $2,000 to full in-state tuition.

    To ensure consideration for these scholarships, students must: 

    Nonacademic Criteria

    • Apply for undergraduate admission to IUP
      • Apply by October 31 for first consideration
    • U.S. citizenship
    • Permanent Pennsylvania residence
    • Completion of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    Academic Criteria

    • Strength of high school curriculum, cumulative GPA, and SAT/ACT scores
    • Demonstrated leadership qualities
    • Active participation in extracurricular activities 
    • Essay or recommendation letter (optional)

    Review Process

    High school students who meet these criteria and apply to IUP will be automatically considered for Promising Scholars awards. Students will be invited by the Admissions Office to an interview event in Philadelphia or Pittsburgh in late November or early December.

    Students who meet these criteria and apply by October 31, 2018, for fall 2019 admission will get first consideration for Promising Scholars awards.

    Think smart

    Get first consideration for one of hundreds of Admissions Office scholarships for freshmen entering
    Fall 2019:

    Apply to IUP by
    October 31, 2018