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Outside Scholarships

In addition to the awards available through DePauw, Federal, and Indiana sources, there are many other organizations that also offer scholarships.

We encourage you to explore scholarship opportunities from civic and private organizations and foundations. These could be based on your parents' employment, church affiliation, or your own academic interests and an outstanding academic record. Check with your high school counseling office or use the Scholarship Search Engine links at the bottom of the page.

Please also refer to the Outside Scholarship Policy page for guidance on how outside scholarships impact financial aid awards.

Special OUTSIDE scholarship opportunities

  • Raymond and Marjorie Lisby Scholarship - Putnam County High School graduates with financial need studying fine arts (music, visual arts, drama, or theater) may be considered for this scholarship. Recipients will be selected in March by the Financial Aid Office through the Admission process. Additional information available at

  • Rolla M. Malpas Trust - Special scholarship opportunity for outstanding Indiana public school students with significant financial need.  The application deadline each year is February 15th.  Scholarship is awarded in March.  Additional information available at

  • United Methodist Dollars for Scholars Program - For further information and to download an application, visit the web site at

  • United Methodist Scholarships and Fellowships - Provide support for persons interested in pursuing a career in religious communications.  Applications for he Stoody-West Fellowship for graduate students and the Leonard M. Perryman Communications Scholarship for racial ethnic minority undergraduate students are available in the Financial Aid Office. The Verde Dickey Memorial Scholarship is specifically for students majoring in education or physical education who plan to become teachers or coaches. Two $7,500 awards are available for juniors or seniors with a minimum GPA of 3.0 and an economic need for scholarship support. Additional information is available from the Financial Aid Office or at the following websites: |

State-supported scholarship opportunities requiring a special application

  • William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship - Awarded to Indiana resident minority (defined as black or hispanic) students planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana upon graduation. Student must agree in writing to apply for a teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years. Additional information is available at

  • Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship - An educational benefit for students who graduate from a publicly supported high school at least one year early. The scholarship pays $4,000 to be applied first to any remaining unpaid tuition and fees.  Additional information is available at

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