Board of Directors Scholarship

The Indiana TRIO Board of Directors has established a scholarship program to help finance higher education. All students who participate in a Student Support Services or Ronald McNair Program in Indiana and who meet the eligibility requirements should be encouraged to apply for the Indiana Board of Director’s Scholarship. 


One full-time award of $1,000 and one part-time award of $500 will be paid to the students selected as the winners of an Indiana TRIO Board of Director’s Scholarship. The Indiana TRIO Scholarship Committee, appointed by Indiana TRIO’s President, will select the recipient of the scholarship by Middle of April.


Three (3) applications from each TRIO program will be accepted for each of these two (2) scholarships.



Who should apply?


Students in a Student Support Services or McNair program in the State of Indiana who demonstrate academic excellence and co-curricular/community involvement in college.

What must be submitted?


  • College transcript
  • The Program Director / TRIO staff member must write a nomination letter to submit with the application packet.

When is the application due?

The TRIO Program Director must submit the application to Heather Bauer, Scholarship Committee Chair, no later than 11:59 PM EST on March 31, 2017.

The scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of community service, academic achievement, essay, and recommendation letter. The winner will be notified at the end of April by his/her Program Director and/or the Indiana TRIO Scholarship Chairperson. Scholarship payment will be made in September/October in one lump sum after proof of enrollment for the fall 2017 term has been received by the Scholarship Chairperson along with a current mailing address. The check will be mailed to the recipient's current mailing address and payable to the student.

Indiana TRIO Board of Director's Scholarship Application



Please note that TRIO staff who submit scholarship applications for students must be current on their membership in order for the applicants to be considered.


2017 Scholarship Winners:

  • Selena Andrade, IPFW, Student Support Services (Full-time) - bottom left
  • Guerda Julien, IPFW, Student Support Services (Part-time) - bottom right

What must be submitted?

  • Students must complete the Indiana TRIO Board of Director's Scholarship Application along with a personal narrative and return it to their TRIO Program Director
  • The Program Director must write a nomination letter to submit with the application packet

What must be submitted?

  • Students must complete the Indiana TRIO Board of Director's Scholarship Application along with a personal narrative and return it to their TRIO Program Director
  • The Program Director must write a nomination letter to submit with the application packet

What must be submitted?

  • Students must complete the Indiana TRIO Board of Director's Scholarship Application along with a personal narrative and return it to their TRIO Program Director
  • The Program Director must write a nomination letter to submit with the application packet

What must be submitted?

  • Students must complete the Indiana TRIO Board of Director's Scholarship Application along with a personal narrative and return it to their TRIO Program Director
  • The Program Director must write a nomination letter to submit with the application packet