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Rolla M. Malpas Trust Scholarship

The Malpas Scholarship Trust was created to provide scholarships for outstanding and deserving Indiana public school students whose family circumstances would preclude them from attending DePauw for financial reasons.

The Rolla M. Malpas Trust Scholarship is available to outstanding Indiana students who have substantial eligibility for financial assistance. Eligibility is determined by applying a consistent set of standards to financial data provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the CSS Profile. The Malpas Scholarship will meet the recipient's full demonstrated financial need with grant assistance. Malpas Scholars are not eligible to receive assistance from any other source and may not take loans or participate in work study.

Applicants must have been born in Indiana, graduated from an Indiana public high school and have maintained a high school scholastic average of at least a B+ or its equivalent. Recipients of the Malpas Trust Scholarships are not permitted to hold a job during the school year or obtain scholarship or loans from other sources.

The Malpas Scholarship is renewable each year contingent upon maintenance of a 3.0 grade point average each semester during the first year and a 3.25 grade point average each semester thereafter.

Malpas Scholar Selection Timeline for Fall 2016

February 1, 2016 - Priority deadline to submit FAFSA and PROFILE financial aid applications (if you have missed the deadline, please complete these applications as soon as possible)

February 19, 2016 February 23, 2016 (extended) - Deadline to submit an application for the Malpas Scholarship

March 1, 2016 - Notification of Semi-Finalist Status

March 17, 2016 - On-campus interview for all Semi-Finalists

March 21, 2016 - Malpas Scholarship Finalists are announced


  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid ( and CSS/PROFILE ( by February 1st.  To be considered, candidates should have a FAFSA Expected Family Contribution (EFC) below $6,500.
  • Return the Malpas Scholarship application by February 23rd.
  • Attach a brief autobiography of no more than 2 pages that discusses:
    • what you consider your strengths and weaknesses to be
    • what you are passionate about
    • what you see yourself doing in ten years