College / University Partners

Each spring during the CLD Minority Achievers Awards and Scholarship Gala, the Center for Leadership Development has the privilege of awarding some of its alumni with scholarships through our college and university partners. Over $4.5 million scholarship dollars were awarded to 65 CLD Alumni in 2022.

Eligibility Requirements for the CLD College Partner Scholarships

  • Student must be a graduate of CLD’s Self-Discovery/Career Exploration Project by the spring semester of Junior year
  • .Students and parent/caring adult must be graduates of CLD’s College Prep program by the summer of Junior year.
  • Students must attend the Emerging Scholars program held in the fall during which applications are distributed to eligible high school Seniors.

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
  • Test Scores: 1050 (SAT) / 22 (ACT)
  • Interview on campus 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 for 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 or 5 years if student is part of the Engineering Dual Degree Program)
  • High School GPA: 3.20
  • Test scores: test scores are no longer a criteria for the award, but please see Butler’s test optional policy here
  • Interview will be requested
  • Submit complete admissions application to Butler University by November 1
  • 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: $6,000
  • High School GPA: 3.5 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
  • High School GPA: 3.5 on 4.0 scale
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Submit admissions application to Cornerstone 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 (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 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
  • 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

Winnona Lake, Indiana

  • Two scholarships available
  • Award: Full demonstrated need met (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.0
  • 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 College
  • 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
  • High School GPA: 3.2 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
  • Test Scores: At University’s Discretion
  • Evidence of involvement in school/community leadership and 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 and $8,000 Housing Stipend
  • High School GPA: 3.0
  • Test Scores: 1050 (SAT) / 21 (ACT)
  • Diversity Essay
  • 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 & St. Joseph's College of Marion University

Indianapolis, Indiana

  • Three scholarships available
  • Award: 2 Full Tuition (4 years, MU) or 1 Full Tuition (2 years, SJC at MU)
  • High School GPA: 3.0
  • Test Scores: 1080 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 and Board (4 years)
  • High School GPA: 3.75
  • Test scores: 1270 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

  • Two 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

  • Up to five scholarships available
  • Award: Up to cost of attendance. Meet full demonstrated financial need. 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 (on a 4.0 scale)
  • Test scores: 1000 (SAT) / 21 (ACT)
  • Campus visit by January 15th is required; 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 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
  • 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 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 $6,000/year)
  • Award: Assistance up to 4 years for tuition, fees and books
  • High School GPA: 2.75 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

Crawfordsville, 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 1