Incoming and current undergraduate O’Neill School students may apply for the following scholarships by submitting an application and required essay. Award amounts range from $500 to $15,000 per year, per scholarship. The application deadline for all scholarships is March 1, unless otherwise noted in the description.
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The Cory R. Elson Scholarship was established for fallen Indiana State Trooper, Cory Elson by his wife, Amy. This scholarship provides recognition and financial support to criminal justice students who wish to pursue a career in policing. To apply, students must demonstrate financial need and have at least a 2.6 cumulative IU GPA.
The Dentons Bingham Greenebaum LLP Legislative Conference Scholarship supports academically successful students who are interested in a future career in state government. To apply, you must be an O’Neill undergraduate student, have completed 60 or more credit hours, and be in good academic standing. The recipient of this scholarship will need to be able to attend the full annual Denton Bingham Greenebaum Legislative Conference and Luncheon in December.
Established to honor former O’Neill IUPUI Executive Associate Dean Greg Lindsey. The Greg Lindsey Academic Scholarship supports undergraduate or graduate O’Neill students. To apply, students must have at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA.
The Gurminder Bedi Scholarship provides recognition and financial support to criminal justice students, preferably those interested in juvenile justice and prisoner rights.
The Hudnut Scholarship in Public Leadership supports scholarships for undergraduate students majoring in public affairs. Preference will be given to students majoring in policy studies, civic leadership, or sustainable management and policy. The recipients will have given evidence of an ability to make a significant contribution to the urban community. An internship with a department of the City of Indianapolis is an integral part of the scholarship experience. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed and must be accepted as an intern by the city. Contact Kristine Schuster for more information on the scholarship.
Current full-time and retired police officers and firefighters in the state of Indiana are eligible to receive money to support undergraduate or graduate coursework at IUPUI.
The Jason Baker Legacy Scholarship was created in memory of O’Neill IUPUI alumnus and Marion County Sheriff Deputy Jason M. Baker, who was killed in the line of duty. Jason dedicated his life to service, community and country. Jerry and Sharon Baker established the fund in memory of their son. To apply, students must be pursuing a degree in public safety and entering their sophomore year. Finalists for this scholarship will be interviewed by the scholarship committee.
Scholarships for students enrolled in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI who have a minimum GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale and are current or retired Indiana State Police officers or the children, step-children, grandchildren, or step-grandchildren of a current or retired Indiana State Police Officer. The scholarship is renewable as long as recipients continue to meet the criteria.
Deadline: March 1
The O'Neill Alumni Association is proud to sponsor $1,000 scholarships for current O’Neill students. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students who meet the qualifications. Current O’Neill students returning for the next academic year with a 3.0 GPA or higher are eligible to apply.
The O’Neill Dean's Council is proud to sponsor scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $5,000 for current O’Neill IUPUI students. The scholarships will be awarded to undergraduate and graduate students based upon major.
Scholarships for undergraduate or graduate students in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI who have secured unpaid or low-paying internships at nonprofit, public, or private organizations lasting a minimum of eight weeks or 80 hours. A low-paying internship would be defined as a wage and/or stipend that is lower than minimum wage, verified by a letter from their internship supervisor. Preference will be given to students participating in an unpaid internship. The scholarship is not renewable.
Scholarships and fellowships for students in the O'Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs at IUPUI.
Scholarships established by Paul H. O’Neill to support undergraduate students in the Honors Program or are direct-admit incoming freshmen.
This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate students who are majoring in criminal justice, policy studies, or sustainable management with a 3.2 GPA or higher.
Midwest Student Exchange Program
Out-of-state students from select Midwestern states can save thousands of dollars on tuition by participating in the Midwest Student Exchange Program. You must be a legal resident of Illinois, Kansas, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, Ohio, or Wisconsin to receive the discount.Learn more about the program