The Chancellor's Merit Award is intended to promote the enrollment of high ability students at IU South Bend and is available to degree-seeking undergraduate students who are not legal residents to the state of Indiana or are eligible non-citizens. The scholarship provides students with the opportunity to receive a reduction in the out-of-state tuition rate. Students in fully online programs are not eligible for Chancellor's Merit. A limited number of awards per year will be made to students who meet the criteria listed below.
To be eligible for this award, incoming freshman must meet the following:
Graduate from a U.S. high school or state recognized home school program with a college preparatory curriculum,
Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative grade point average (GPA) on a 4.0 scale,
An old SAT critical reading and math combined score of 950 or higher (20 or higher composite score on the ACT), or a new SAT score of 1030 (Evidence- based Reading and Writing + Math)
- Be formally admitted without condition (students will not be reviewed until they have been granted full admission status).
To be eligible for this award, out-of-state fee-paying transfer students must meet the following:
Indiana House enacted HB 1402 and SB 590 prohibits students that are not U.S. Citizens or a qualified alien from receiving institutional scholarship funds. Students that do not meet these criteria will not be eligible for the scholarship.
Transfer from a U.S. college with at least 26 transferable credit hours, and
Have earned a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA in previous collegiate coursework.
Note: Transfer students with fewer than 26 transferable credit hours are required to meet the high school record and test score requirements listed above. Priority will be given to students pursuing their first bachelors' degree.
Recipients of the Chancellor's Merit Award will pay 140% of the in-state resident tuition rate. Students who are legal residents of qualifying MSEP states (see above) will receive the MSEP award and a fixed Chancellor's Merit award which will reduce their cost to 140% of the in-state resident tuition rate. Awards require continuous enrollment in fall and spring semesters, a minimum of half-time enrollment (6 credit hours) during the fall and spring semesters, and the successful completion of at least 18 credit hours during the award year (Fall, Spring, and Summer). Students in fully online programs are not eligible for the Chancellor’s Merit Award.
The Chancellor’s Merit Award is automatically renewable if students meet the following criteria:
Maintain a cumulative B average,
Maintain a minimum of half-time enrollment in each of the fall and spring semesters, and
Complete a minimum of 18 credit hours during the academic year (an academic year consists of Fall, Spring and the following Summer Sessions).