IUP offers a variety of scholars programs and scholarships of special interest to students from diverse backgrounds.

Crimson Scholars Circle Program

Provides scholarships, an early immersion experience, intensive support, and mentoring for Black and Brown students

Promising Scholars Program

Provides renewable scholarships for high-achieving underrepresented and first-generation college students


  • African American Alumni Scholarship Fund (all majors, application required)
  • Crimson Scholars Circle Scholarship ($1,000, application required)
  • Yu-chen Liu Memorial Chinese American Scholarship (for Chinese American students)
  • Dressel Family Scholarship (for minority students in the Eberly College of Business)
  • John and Delores Hillard Scholarship for Diversity in Fine Arts (for incoming freshmen of color who are full-time students)
  • McElhattan Foundation Grant (College of Education and Communications, BIPOC teacher candidate)
  • Millward Scholarship for Male African American Future Educators (aimed at increasing the number of African American male teachers)
  • Mollie E. Bolling Memorial Scholarship (for sociology majors, preference given to African American students, application distributed by department)
  • Native American Awareness Council Scholarship Program (for Native American students)
  • Neusius Scholarship (preference given to underrepresented students)
  • Program for Minority Scholars (all majors)
  • Promising Scholars Scholarship (from $2,000 to full tuition)
  • Sculpture/3D Design Program (collaborative scholarship for a participatory art project with a diversity, equity, and inclusion component)
  • Virginia Ann Deem Memorial Scholarship (for journalism and communications media majors; preference given to minority students, nontraditional students, and female students)
  • Darryl Green Memorial Scholarship (for communications media students, preference given to African American students)

National Achievement Scholarships

Find help in pursuing prestigious national scholarships, such as the Fulbright, Goldwater, Gilman International, and more.

Learn more about scholarships at IUP. Contact scholarships-info@iup.edu with questions.