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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

  • United Methodist Dollars for Scholars Program - The United Methodist Dollars for Scholars program involves matching support from a student’s church, UMHEF, participating United Methodist-related schools and participating UMC Conference Foundations. You can apply for both the Named Endowed Scholarship and UM Dollars For Scholars Program through UMHEF, and we will provide you with the largest scholarship support.

  • United Methodist Higher Education Foundation Scholarships - The United Methodist Higher Education Foundation (UMHEF) General Application is used for a number of named scholarship funds established by various donors. Some of the funds stipulate that applicants meet certain eligibility criteria, i.e., resident of specific conference, majoring in specified field, etc. Scholarship fund descriptions are available at www.umhef.org. Applicants will be considered for all scholarships they qualify for, but are eligible to receive only one award per year from UMHEF funds. Renewal applicants must submit a new application each year.

  • United Methodist Communications Scholarships, Fellowships and Internships - Provide support for persons interested in pursuing a career in religious communications. Includes the following:
    • The Stoody-West Fellowship

      he $6,000 Stoody-West Fellowships in religious journalism are offered in recognition of the work and lives of Dr. Ralph Stoody and Dr. Arthur West, who were leaders in public relations and information services in The United Methodist Church. The grant will assist one United Methodist student in her or his post-graduate study at an accredited U.S. college or university who intends on pursuing a career in religious journalism.

    • The Leonard Perryman Communications Scholarship for racial ethnic minority undergraduate students in religious journalism or mass communication.
    • Internships for a limited number of persons to serve as interns in its Nashville, New York or Washington offices. Location of the training experiences is determined by the vocational interests of the applicant and the type of services offered by the three locations.

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. Students must agree in writing to apply for a teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years.

  • 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.


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