89% of first-time, full-time Vincennes University students receive financial assistance
in the form of grants and/or scholarships to help pay for college.

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Vincennes University offers 4 academic scholarships: Academic or Technical Honors Diploma, Blue and Gold, Presidential, and Valedictorian/Salutatorian.

New students must complete the admissions application and requirements. All students must file the FAFSA each academic year. Recipients are eligible for only one Academic scholarship per academic year (fall and spring semesters only, summer is not included). These scholarships are not program-specific.

The award is contingent upon enrollment at Vincennes University and meeting all criteria for the specific scholarship awarded. All final high school transcripts for scholarship recipients will be verified and awards will be rescinded if scholarship criteria are not met. Recipients of the academic scholarships will be notified via email.

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Vincennes University Foundation Scholarships

We will take care of finding all of the foundation scholarships you are eligible for at Vincennes University. Our scholarships are awarded on a rolling basis. To see a listing of all 澳门足球博彩官方网址 foundation scholarships and criteria for each, click the link below.
All scholarship applicants are strongly encouraged to complete the FAFSA - (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) every year.

Apply for 2024 Summer Foundation Scholarships

If summer 2024 is your first semester at 澳门足球博彩官方网址, no additional scholarship form is necessary. Your application for admission contains your scholarship application and all the information we need. If you are already a student at 澳门足球博彩官方网址, just submit the scholarship application. Click the link below to access the application online.

2024-2025 Foundation Scholarships

We’ve made applying simple for everyone! There is no additional scholarship form to complete for new and current students. Your application for admission to 澳门足球博彩官方网址 contains all the information we need to determine if you meet the criteria for our 澳门足球博彩官方网址 foundation scholarships. If you qualify, we will notify you via email to check out your new scholarship.

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Housing scholarship

The Residential Housing Scholarship offers $1,500 for the 2024-2025 academic year, which translates to $750 per semester, to both incoming and returning students. To qualify for this scholarship, students must submit the housing application before the deadline of May 1st. Those receiving financial aid must also be in good standing for Standards of Academic Progress. The scholarship exclusively covers accommodation within 澳门足球博彩官方网址 residence halls. Apartments are not included under this scholarship program.

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Helpful Tips & Resources

A frequent misconception about scholarships is that they are only available to the highest ranking academically. The average and above average student often don’t apply because they don’t think they will qualify. While academic ranking and grades are important, that is only one part of your student’s credentials. 

Most students and parents are not fully informed about scholarship opportunities available to them. There are many sources for scholarships. Some examples are: 

  • All universities that the student is considering attending 
  • County Community Foundations 
  • Veteran’s Organizations 
  • Clubs 
  • Associations related to field of study 

Scholarships generally have a variety of criteria that have to be met by the recipient. Criteria is what the donor (may be a person, group, company or organization) determines are important points regarding the student(s) they want to assist. Universities and organizations are interested in finding the applicant(s) who best fit the criteria for a scholarship award. 

Common university and organization scholarship criteria may include any or a combination of: 

  • Resident area (state, city, county, portion of county, school corporation) 
  • Grade point average (GPA) (may be as much as a 3.5 or a minimum of 2.0 that must be maintained at all times)
  • Class Ranking 
  • Student status – Full time or Part time (typical full time is 12 credit hours or more, part time is 6-11 credit hours) 
  • Major of study 
  • Family affiliation with or membership in an organization 
  • Leadership qualities 
  • Talent in an area related to major 
  • Financial need 

How to find scholarships:

  • Newspapers: clip information on scholarships distributed within the community that your student meets the qualifications for.
  • Online: university websites (ex: many websites have information about the scholarships they offer.
  • Online: There are many FREE websites that offer tips and resources for scholarship searches. We suggest you create a separate email when using these scholarship search resources.
  • School guidance office/Senior Counselor(s): one of the best resources for local scholarships. 
Local communities have scholarships available to local residents. Indiana students can check out this list of Indiana Community Foundation scholarships.


To successfully qualify for scholarships, students need to begin working right away on “setting themselves apart” from the other applicants. 

  • Improve grades and study habits. 
  • Track extra-curricular activities (community, school, church, athletics, job) Consider leadership positions if the student is able to do so without adversely affecting grades. Make note of awards received, offices held, responsibilities, etc. 
  • Request letters of recommendation from those who are directly related to the activities. 
  • Start building the student’s “resume”. 
  • Take the SAT or ACT more than once if needed, to improve scores. 
  • Pay attention to deadlines and application requirements.

Contact Information

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Scholarship Information