Starfish Scholarship Opportunities

Several Indiana colleges and universities are providing scholarships exclusively for our Starfish Scholars. Please check back as this page will be updated periodically.



Franklin College 

Franklin College will guarantee full tuition for up to five Starfish Scholars with a minimum high school GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale through a combination of state, federal and FC grants/scholarships. To apply, Starfish Scholars must submit a 1-2 page essay by March 1 detailing what they will contribute from their experience as a Starfish Scholar at Franklin College. This essay, as well as questions, should be directed to Whitney Ramsay at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..



Hanover College

Scholarship Designation: Starfish Initiative, Indianapolis

Scholarship Type: $30,000 (renewable for 4 years)*

Number of Scholarships: 3 per year

Unmet Need After Scholarship: Approximately $15,000**

Candidate Selection: Scholarship winners will be selected by the general Hanover College scholarship committee, recommendations by Starfish Initiative staff are encouraged

Application Details:
The application for admission materials submitted by the candidate will be used to assess scholarship eligibility, no additional actions need to be taken

*The annual renewal of the scholarship will be contingent on the student successfully meeting Hanover College academic standards

**Federal/State aid (grants, loans, work-study) and outside scholarships can be used to cover unmet need

The online application for admission will have a question regarding the student’s involvement in Starfish Initiative, please check that box in order to be eligible for the designated scholarship. The application will go live August 1st and can be found at 



Marian University

Marian offers 25 full tuition scholarships to 21st Century Scholars each year.  Starfish Scholars have a very good chance of receiving this scholarship, especially if they mention being a part of the program in the application and interview process.  Please view the details of the scholarship here. To apply click here.


Deadline to apply:  January 5, 2016


Tonya Hall 
Director of 21st Century Scholars
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University of Indianapolis 

A limited number of Starfish Initiative scholarships are offered to Starfish Initiative Scholars who will be entering their freshman year at Uindy.  A select number of Scholars will be chosen based on leadership, academic merit, and unmet financial need.  This scholarship, in combination with federal and state gift assistance and other University awards, is equivalent to full tuition.  A select group will be invited to campus for an on-campus interview.

To download the application, click here. For specific questions regarding the scholarship, contact Jolanda Bean at 317.788.3568 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..