Scholarships

There are many opportunities for incoming students to receive scholarships through Herron and IUPUI’s Office of Student Scholarships. Find out which scholarship(s) you are eligible for by reading through all of the options below!

Herron In-State Portfolio Scholarship

Up to $3000
Deadline: April 1

The Herron Portfolio Scholarship is awarded based upon the quality of the student’s portfolio and application essay. This scholarship is awarded for the purpose of assisting with tuition costs only. The Helen Mowrey Scholarship gives priority to Marion County students graduating from Lawrence or Warren Township high schools. The deadline for this scholarship is April 1st, before fall semester enrollment. It is open to incoming freshmen and transfer students claiming Indiana residency on their IUPUI applications.

Herron’s Scholarship Review Committee prefers that applicants apply online at www.herron.slideroom.com. When submitting the application online, first click the “Start a New Submission” button. Then click the “Undergraduate Programs” link to find the In-State Portfolio Scholarship Application. When you apply, please be sure to complete the online application form and the application essay. Slideroom.com charges a $10 fee to use this system. If you experience technical difficulties while uploading your portfolio, you may send an email to help@slideroom.com for technical support.

If you are unable to apply online, you may bring your original artwork, essay and application form to Herron. All three items must be delivered to Herron Student Services, Room 126, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. The office is closed for national and campus holidays. Please call 317-278-9400 in advance of dropping off your portfolio to ensure that we are not closed for a staff meeting. While every precaution will be taken, Herron School of Art and Design is not responsible for damaged or lost work. Please make sure that work is safely packaged and well-protected.

Shared Heritage Scholarship

Up to $2500 annually
Deadline: April 1

The Shared Heritage Scholarship was established in 1996 in conjunction with the Shared Heritage exhibition at the Indianapolis Museum of Art in recognition of four African American artists, John W. Hardwick, William Majors, William E. Scott and Hale Woodruff. Incoming freshmen or transfer students applying to be full time students to Herron School of Art and Design are eligible for this scholarship. The donors wish to support underrepresented minority students through this scholarship.
Applicants to both the In-State and Out-of-State Herron Portfolio Scholarship programs will be evaluated for the Shared Heritage Scholarship—please follow the application procedures for the appropriate scholarship in order to be reviewed for the Shared Heritage Scholarship.

Herron Out-of-State Scholarship

Between $2000 and $8000 annually
Priority Deadlines: November 1 for spring semester applicants, March 1 for fall semester applicants

This scholarship is an annually-renewable scholarship awarded to incoming freshmen and transfer students who are categorized as non-residents by IUPUI’s Undergraduate Office of Admissions. The student may apply based on either his/her academic achievements or his/her portfolio. To be considered for renewal, students must attend Herron full time, maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and continue their status as a non-resident.

Herron’s Scholarship Review Committee prefers that portfolio applicants apply online at www.herron.slideroom.com. When submitting the application online, first click the “Start a New Submission” button. Then click the “Undergraduate Programs” link to find the Out-of-State Portfolio Scholarship Application. When you apply, please be sure to complete the online application form and the application essay. Slideroom.com charges a $10 fee to use this system. If you experience technical difficulties while uploading your portfolio, you may send an email to help@slideroom.com for technical support.

You will need the Out-of-State Scholarship Application [PDF] in order to mail the application. The pdf includes detailed instructions regarding the application process. NOTE: If you choose to submit the scholarship based on your academic performance, you may only do so by mail.

IUPUI and Private Sector Scholarships for Incoming Students

Information about all IUPUI scholarships as well as private sector scholarships is available on IUPUI’s Office of Student Scholarships. In order to be considered for admission-based scholarships through IUPUI, please submit your entire IUPUI application prior to February 1. For additional information, please call the IUPUI Office of Student Scholarships at 317-274-5516.

One of the top awards offered through IUPUI is the competitive Bepko Scholarship , a full-ride scholarship for in-state tuition. The application deadline for the Bepko Scholarship is December 1.

Scholarships for Current Herron Students

Scholarship opportunities continue to be available once you are a student at Herron. Herron scholarships for current students are typically based on an application process and/or the recommendations of Herron faculty. The number of the scholarships and award amounts vary.

The Reverend A.G. Fraser International Travel Scholarship is available for students participating in Herron’s international travel program. In 1979, Ian Fraser, a pioneering professor at Herron, led ten students on a journey of education and enlightenment to France. Since then, more than $90,000 in scholarships has been awarded to students through the Reverend A.G. Fraser International Travel Fund. Each year, Herron’s international travel program continues to impact the lives of students. In 2007, 30 students traveled to Italy, London and France and experienced a learning environment like never before. Many students would be unable to participate in this life-changing experience without financial assistance.

View a list of all available student scholarships