Indiana University Northwest offering rapid-decision admission and priority scholarship consideration until December 1

Students must be admitted by December 1 for priority consideration for multiple scholarships

Indiana University Northwest is offering rapid-decision admission to students who apply before December 1, 2020 to allow students to meet the priority scholarship consideration deadline on the same day.

IU Northwest awards nearly $1 million in scholarships every year to incoming freshmen and transfer students. In order to qualify for multiple scholarships awarded by the Office of Admissions (listed below), students must have applied, and been admitted, by December 1 for priority consideration.

“We know the holidays are a busy time,” said Dorothy Frink, director of Admissions and Strategic Recruitment. “We want to make it easy for high school seniors to apply now for admission and select scholarships. This way, they can start the new year knowing they are all set to begin their college careers at IU Northwest next fall.” She added, “We also encourage students to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for access to additional financial aid opportunities.” 

The December 1 priority consideration deadline applies to the following scholarships:

Academic Scholarship

Award: Up to $2,000 per academic year

Criteria: 3.5 cumulative GPA and a total SAT score of 1170 (ACT 24).

Renewable with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.

Chancellor’s Merit

Award: $1,000 per academic year

Criteria: 3.0 cumulative GPA and total SAT score of 1080 or ACT composite score of 21. Renewable for three years with a 3.0 cumulative GPA.


Award: Variable. Students earn credit for high school achievements, including good grades, AP exam scores, a campus visit, and more.

Criteria: RaiseMe is a free program that assigns monetary value to students’ achievements. 3.0 GPA to begin earning. Renewable for three years with a 2.8 cumulative GPA.

Note: High school seniors have until January 1, 2021 to complete their profiles on the RaiseMe platform to maximize the amount of their scholarship.

In addition to these scholarships, IU Northwest offers scholarship opportunities to:

To apply to IU Northwest, visit For more information on available scholarships, visit