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COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

Eligibility requirements for the CLD College Partner Scholarships:

COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY PARTNERS

Each spring during the Minority Achievers Dinner, Center for Leadership Development has the privilege of awarding some of its alumni with scholarships through our college and university partners. Over $3 million scholarship dollars were awarded to CLD Alumni in 2018.​

 

ANDERSON UNIVERSITY
Anderson, Indiana

  • One scholarship available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years); Scholarship used in conjunction with federal, state, institutional grants to equal full tuition
  • High School GPA: 3.0 GPA
  • Test scores: 1050 (SAT); 22 (ACT)
  • Interview on campus is required
  • Submit admissions application to Anderson University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 10

BALL STATE UNIVERSITY
Muncie, Indiana

  • Three scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to Ball State University and complete the Honors College application by November 1
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

BUTLER UNIVERSITY
Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Three scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years; 5 years if student is part of the Engineering Dual Degree Program)
  • High School GPA: 3.20 GPA
  • Test scores: 1650 (OLD SAT w/writing); 1190 (NEW SAT); 25 (ACT)
  • Interview will be requested
  • Submit complete admissions application to Butler University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form (strongly recommended)

Students who have taken a leadership role promoting diversity and inclusion in their schools or communities are also encouraged to apply for Butler University’s Dr. John Morton-Finney Leadership Award at (https://www.butler.edu/diversity/morton-finney-leadership-program)


CENTRAL STATE UNIVERSITY
Wilberforce, Ohio

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: $6000
  • High School GPA: 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to Central State University

CORNERSTONE UNIVERSITY
Grand Rapids, Michigan

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: $6000
  • High School GPA: 3.5 GPA on 4.0 scale
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to Central State University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by January 31st

DEPAUW UNIVERSITY
Greencastle, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.5 GPA (unweighted)
  • Test scores: 1100 (SAT); 26 (ACT)
  • Submit admissions application to DePauw University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

EARLHAM COLLEGE
Richmond, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full demonstrated need met (4 years, for undergraduate study)
  • High School GPA: 3.6 GPA or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Test scores: 1150 critical reading + math (SAT); 25 (ACT)
  • Submit admissions application to Earlham College
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

FRANKLIN COLLEGE
Franklin, Indiana

  • One scholarship available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 GPA
  • Test scores: 1000 (SAT) and 20 (ACT)
  • Submit admissions application to Franklin College by Priority Deadline
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by February 15

GRACE COLLEGE
Winona Lake, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 GPA
  • Test scores: At College’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to Grace College by Priority Deadline
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by March 1 for priority

HANOVER COLLEGE Hanover, Indiana

  • One scholarship available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 or Higher
  • Test Scores: At College’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to Hanover Colleg
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by February 15

INDIANA UNIVERSITY
Bloomington, Indiana

  • The number of scholarships awarded varies annually
  • Award: $10,000 (available for four years, if student maintains 3.0 cumulative GPA) (year 2-4), Dell or Apple laptop; $1,000 for study abroad
  • High School GPA: 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 scale(weighted)
  • Test scores: 1170 (SAT)-Math & Verbal; 24 (ACT)
  • Submit admissions application to IU by November 1, (note on the application that you are a CLD student, acceptance to IU is a prerequisite)
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

INDIANA STATE UNIVERSITY
Terre Haute, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 GPA
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Evidence of involvement in school/community leadership & volunteerism
  • Submit admissions application to Indiana State University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

IUPUI (Indianapolis campus)
Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition & $8000 Housing Stipend
  • High School GPA 3.0 / Diversity Essay
  • Test Scores: 1050 (SAT); 21 (ACT)
  • Submit admissions application to IUPUI (Indianapolis campus)
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

INDIANA WESLEYAN UNIVERSITY
Marion, Indiana

  • Award: Full Tuition renewable for 8 consecutive semesters and membership in the Luther Lee Scholars Cohort of intercultural leaders
  • Be able to attend the interview day on January 26th, or attend an alternate interview day if selected as a finalist.
  • Meet one of the following criteria: Rank in the top 10 percent of graduating class or GPA of 3.6 or higher (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Consideration for the Luther Lee Scholars cohort considers academic achievement, community leadership involvement, and scholar-leader’s vision for social justice
  • Complete application for admission to IWU
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by January 10

IVY TECH COMMUNITY COLLEGE
Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: 65 credit hour renewable scholarships (must be used in 3 years)
  • Community service (no minimum hours, but continuous)
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher and completion rate of 67%)
  • Submit admissions application to Ivy Tech Community College Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by February 15

MARIAN UNIVERSITY
Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 GPA
  • Test scores: 1000 (SAT, Critical Reading & Math); 1080 (New 2016 SAT, Critical Reading & Math); 22 (ACT)
  • Submit admissions application to Marian University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by April 15

NORTH CAROLINA A&T STATE UNIVERSITY
Greensboro, North Carolina

  • One scholarship available
  • Award: Up to Full Tuition , Fees, Room & Board (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.75 GPA
  • Test scores: 1200 (SAT); 1270 (Redesigned SAT); (M & ERW); 26 (ACT)
  • Submit admissions application to North Carolina A&T State University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

PURDUE UNIVERSITY
West Lafayette, Indiana

  • Ten or more scholarships available
  • Award: Various amounts that are renewable for up to 4 years
  • High School GPA: 3.0 or Higher
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Must have an interview with Purdue Representative(s)
  • Submit admissions application to Purdue University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form

ROSE-HULMAN INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
Terre Haute, Indiana

  • 1 – 5 Scholarships Available
  • Award: Meet full demonstrated financial need, up to cost of attendance. Support will come through need and/or merit-institutional scholarship, federal and/or state grants, Federal Direct loans, private scholarships, and/or student employment
  • Student must be ranked in Top 15% of High School Class
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to Rose-Hulman
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and participate in Academic Merit Scholarship Selection Weekend

SAINT MARY-OF-THE-WOODS COLLEGE
Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana

  • Three scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (8 semesters)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Test scores: 1000 (SAT); 21 (ACT)
  • Campus visit by January 15th is required, while participation in the Pomeroy Scholarship Day event December 2nd is recommended
  • Submit complete admissions application and unofficial high school transcript by December 1, submission by November 1st is recommended
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by January 1

TAYLOR UNIVERSITY
Upland, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 or Higher
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Faith commitment (expressed relationship with Christ)
  • Submit admissions application to Taylor University; Application fees waived
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by February 15

UNIVERSITY OF EVANSVILLE
Evansville, Indiana

  • Three (3) scholarships available
  • Award: Each scholarship is valued at full-tuition for four (4) years provided standard of academic progress is met
  • High School GPA: 3.20 GPA
  • Test scores: 1100 (2-Part SAT); 24 (ACT)-Test Optional Available
  • Full-time enrollment required; 2 year on-campus residency required
  • Campus visit highly encouraged
  • Submit complete admissions application by December 1
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form no later than March 1 but preferably sooner

UNIVERSITY OF INDIANAPOLIS
Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full Tuition (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0 GPA or greater
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Have a campus visit with the Scholarship Committee
  • Scholarship may be renewed with a cumulative grade point average of 2.7 or greater and successful completion of 30 credit hours each year
  • Submit admissions application to University of Indianapolis. Application fees waived
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by the Indiana filing deadline (currently April 15)

UNIVERSITY OF NOTRE DAME
Notre Dame, Indiana

  • No fixed number of scholarships
  • Award: Meet full demonstrated financial need, up to cost of attendance. Support will come through need and/or merit-institutional scholarship, federal and/or state grants, Federal Direct loans, private scholarships, and/or student employment
  • No set high school GPA (48% of students in this year’s freshman class were in the top 1% of their high school class)
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to University of Notre Dame by November 1 for Restrictive Early Action or January 1 for Regular Decision
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form and the CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

VINCENNES UNIVERSITY
Vincennes, Indiana

  • One scholarship available (up to $6000/yr.)
  • Award: Assistance up to 4 years for tuition, fees and books
  • High School GPA: 2.75 GPA or greater; Class Rank: Top 20% of class
  • Test scores: 1010 SAT(math and verbal) or greater; 21 ACT or greater
  • Submit admissions application to Vincennes University
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by February 15

WABASH COLLEGE
Wabash, Indiana

  • One scholarship Available
  • Award: Merit based scholarship awards up to $30,000/year up to 4 years; Amounts based on student’s GPA and test scores
  • High School GPA: 3.5/4.0
  • Test Scores: No minimum requirement
  • Additional scholarships include: Wabash Lilly Award (Full-ride) and Honors Scholarships; require additional application and/or campus visit
  • Submit complete admissions application to Wabash College
  • Complete and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by January 15

Featured Scholar

Ali Abdul-Ghani

Purdue Universityghani
"CLD has meant a lot to me in my journey towards higher education because if it wasn't for CLD, I would not have had the funding to go to Purdue University. Obtaining a scholarship means that I am able to focus on my studies and not worry about whether or not I will be able to continue my goal to be an Electrical Engineer. I am truly thankful and grateful to CLD in providing me the opportunity to be able to receive it. Not only that, but with the SAT program, it helped me understand the test and prepare so that I was able to get the right score to be accepted into Purdue. Also the College Prep program taught me what I needed to do to choose the right college, the application process and how to apply for scholarships. I am the first person in my family to go to college and didn't know anything about the process, so this helped me with the steps it took to get into college. But most of all, CLD has taught me what I need to know to be a successful human being, to have self respect and the importance of self worth, and how to develop my leadership abilities."
Center for Leadership Development
2016-01-18T01:13:22-05:00
Purdue University "CLD has meant a lot to me in my journey towards higher education because if it wasn't for CLD, I would not have had the funding to go to Purdue University. Obtaining a scholarship means that I am able to focus on my studies and not worry about whether or not I will be able to continue my goal to be an Electrical Engineer. I am truly thankful and grateful to CLD in providing me the opportunity to be able to receive it. Not only that, but with the SAT program, it helped me understand the test and prepare so that I was able to get the right score to be accepted into Purdue. Also the College Prep program taught me what I needed to do to choose the right college, the application process and how to apply for scholarships. I am the first person in my family to go to college and didn't know anything about the process, so this helped me with the steps it took to get into college. But most of all, CLD has taught me what I need to know to be a successful human being, to have self respect and the importance of self worth, and how to develop my leadership abilities."

Morgan Awe

Ball State University
"CLD has provided me with a great foundation for life. Not only did CLD help to provide me with a scholarship, but the self-discovery program provided me with the skills and the insight to get involved at my high school, which allowed me to show off an impressive resume when apply for scholarships. Also the College Prep program taught me a number of things about college that I didn't know and provided me with three amazing women to call and use as a resource whenever I get discouraged or stuck. I would like to encourage all of my fellow CLD scholars to be active in school and to strive for graduation. I implore them to remember the low statistics regarding African-Americans and minorities graduating, and for them to be determined to help raise the graduation rate in our community."
Center for Leadership Development
2016-01-18T01:38:45-05:00
Ball State University "CLD has provided me with a great foundation for life. Not only did CLD help to provide me with a scholarship, but the self-discovery program provided me with the skills and the insight to get involved at my high school, which allowed me to show off an impressive resume when apply for scholarships. Also the College Prep program taught me a number of things about college that I didn't know and provided me with three amazing women to call and use as a resource whenever I get discouraged or stuck. I would like to encourage all of my fellow CLD scholars to be active in school and to strive for graduation. I implore them to remember the low statistics regarding African-Americans and minorities graduating, and for them to be determined to help raise the graduation rate in our community."

Julian Batts

Indiana University
"CLD has opened up opportunities for me that I could not have been blessed to have anywhere else. It has allowed for me to be in a remarkable position to better myself and the future ahead. CLD has enriched me with valuable information about the tools to being successful. Through CLD, I now know who I am, where I am going and how I am going to get there."

"To my fellow CLD Scholars- I wish you all the very best as you embark on life's endeavors. Never forget where you came from and the blessing that will help you achieve your dreams. Always be you and never steer off the path of happiness."
Center for Leadership Development
2016-01-18T01:42:50-05:00
Indiana University "CLD has opened up opportunities for me that I could not have been blessed to have anywhere else. It has allowed for me to be in a remarkable position to better myself and the future ahead. CLD has enriched me with valuable information about the tools to being successful. Through CLD, I now know who I am, where I am going and how I am going to get there." "To my fellow CLD Scholars- I wish you all the very best as you embark on life's endeavors. Never forget where you came from and the blessing that will help you achieve your dreams. Always be you and never steer off the path of happiness."

Eugene Clifton


Cornerstone University
"This whole CLD experience has taught me the value of all the things that colleges are looking for and that I didn’t know. It helps you think on how to solve problems, work well with others, and always be prepared for the unexpected. Which is why when I come back for CLD volunteer activities I want to tell other students about college and the commitment that comes with the opportunity. I want the chance to communicate to other CLD graduates that even after graduating from the programs you still represent the organization and this is a long term commitment to the Center of Leadership Development."
Center for Leadership Development
2016-01-18T01:46:40-05:00
Cornerstone University "This whole CLD experience has taught me the value of all the things that colleges are looking for and that I didn’t know. It helps you think on how to solve problems, work well with others, and always be prepared for the unexpected. Which is why when I come back for CLD volunteer activities I want to tell other students about college and the commitment that comes with the opportunity. I want the chance to communicate to other CLD graduates that even after graduating from the programs you still represent the organization and this is a long term commitment to the Center of Leadership Development."
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