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The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs
At O’Neill School, they believe even if college is an investment, it must also be affordable and so therefore, they offer a range of scholarships to motivate incoming students.
To be Eligible
- To be eligible for one of these scholarships, you must submit a complete admissions application by November 1, list an O’Neill major as your intended program of study, and meet the criteria for Direct Admission.
- Criteria for Direct Admission
The O’Neill School offers direct admission to students on a case-by-case basis. To be eligible for direct admission, you must:
- Apply to Indiana University
- Indicate a major from the O’Neill School on your application
- Meet our selective direct admission criteria
- To be competitive for direct admission, you will need to have a strong academic record. Automatic direct admission will be offered to all students with a minimum high school GPA of 3.5 on a 4.0 scale and a minimum SAT score of 1280 (Critical Reading and Math only) or an ACT score of 27. If you do not meet both criteria or if you apply to IU without ACT/SAT scores under the test-optional guidelines, you will be reviewed on other aspects of your application, including performance in academic coursework, quality of application essay(s), and additional activities and achievements
- Once you receive notification of your Direct Admission, you will be invited to complete a Selective Scholarship Application.
- To be considered for one of these scholarships, you must complete your Selective Scholarship Application by February 1.
List of The O’Neill School Scholarship
O’Neill Scholars Award
The O’Neill Scholars Award is an award that recognizes both accomplishment and potential as a high-achieving student who is ready to lead for the greater good in public and environmental affairs. Students who are recipients of this award will have demonstrated academic excellence.
With an O’Neill education, you will be prepared to enter careers in public, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors. You will graduate with tangible skills, valuable professional experience, and strong roots in social science and public service. O’Neill courses focus on current events and public policies, pressing students to face modern-day challenges in their communities and the world at large.
O’Neill School students learn how to work in government, nonprofit, and business roles to make positive changes in communities, states, and countries around the globe. The school’s curriculum never gets old. it is based on current events and public policy decisions that affect the way we live today and decades from now.
The recipients will receive up to $9,000 every year for a duration of up to four years.
Once you are a current O’Neill student, a number of additional scholarship opportunities will become available to you.
Boch Family Scholarship
The Boch Family Scholarship provides undergraduate scholarships for incoming freshmen in the O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs who have a record of academic excellence and financial need. In order to be considered for the Boch Family Scholarship, you must complete a FAFSA.
Academic Leadership Award
The Academic Leadership Award is offered to excellent achieving students who are ready to make an impact and become leaders in the field of public and environmental affairs. Recipients to receive the award must have demonstrated academic excellence as well as financial need.
Research and Teaching Preserve Fellowship Award
This award is offered through the Integrated Program in the Environment to high-achieving students who are directly admitted to one of the joint environmental degree programs affiliated with the Integrated Program in the Environment, the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies or the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science.
Pellerite Preserve Fellowship Award
This award is offered through the Integrated Program in the Environment to high-achieving students who are directly admitted to one of the joint environmental degree programs affiliated with the Integrated Program in the Environment, the Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies or the Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science and who demonstrate a passion for research, coursework, and/or service in outdoor settings.
How to Apply
Before you apply to the O’Neill School, you must apply to IUPUI. You will follow the IUPUI admissions process and deadlines.
Students who meet the academic requirements will receive direct admission to O’Neill. Students who do not meet the academic requirements are admitted first to University College, then transfer into O’Neill when eligible.
Students who are seeking a second undergraduate degree are encouraged to explore O’Neill graduate programs or graduate certificate programs. Students must petition to O’Neill for approval to pursue a second bachelor’s degree.
To begin your application, visit the admission website via; https://oneill.iupui.edu/admissions/how-to-apply/undergraduate/index.htmlFor more information on the O’Neill School Award, visit https://oneill.indiana.edu/undergraduate/cost-financial-aid/scholarships/incoming.html