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Scholarships

Scholarship Winners

IEI awards scholarships to graduating seniors, one-time renewal scholarships for undergraduate students and to Alpha Kappa Alpha women pursuing a graduate degree.  To apply to any 2019 IEI scholarships, click here.

The timeline for IEI Scholarships is as follows:

  • February – Scholarships application will be available online
  • March – Scholarship application will close
  • End of March – Scholarship Committee will review for completion
  • April – Scholarships will be reviewed by the committee
  • Early May – Scholarship interviews will be conducted
  • Mid May – Recipients will be notified
  • Early June – Scholarship Recipients must attend the Annual Scholarship Tea.

See below for more information concerning the scholarships that we award.

Scholarships for Graduating Seniors
IEI Graduating Senior
These scholarships support the postsecondary educational endeavors of local graduating seniors. To qualify, students must meet the following requirements:

  1. Be a young woman of color graduating from a high school in central Indiana
  2. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher Have proof that she has been accepting to a college or university
  3. Demonstrate community service and leadership experience

To complete the application, students must provide the following information. Please note that all information must be scanned and uploaded into the online application form. An official transcript from the high school.

  1. Two letters of recommendation
  2. A college acceptance letter
  3. A brief essay about the following topic: “Why do you believe education is important for women of color?”

Renewal Scholarships

IEI RenewalPeriodically, IEI provides one-time renewal scholarships to previous scholarship recipients who are pursuing undergraduate education. Renewal scholarships are based on funding availability.

To qualify for a renewal scholarship, students must meet the following qualifications.

  1. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  2. Have proof that she is attending a college or university
  3. Have received an IEI scholarship within the last four years
  4. Demonstrate community service and leadership experience
  5. Been a previous scholarship recipient

To apply for a renewal scholarship, the student must provide the following documents.

  1. An official transcript from the college or university
  2. Two letters of recommendation
  3. Provide a letter that she is currently enrolled in school (If awarded)
  4. A brief essay about the following topic: “What has been your greatest accomplishment since receiving your initial Ivy Endowment scholarship?”

IEI Vera Forte McCainVera Forte McCain Scholarships

The Vera Forte McCain Scholarships were endowed to ensure scholarship funding for women of Alpha Kappa Alpha who were pursuing their graduate education. Scholarships are released when funding is available.

  1. To qualify for a Vera Forte McCain Scholarship, applicants must meet the following requirements.
  2. Be a member of the Alpha Mu Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
  3. Have a GPA of 2.5 or higher
  4. Have proof that she is attending graduate school

To apply for a renewal scholarship, the student must provide the following documents.

  1. An official transcript from the college or university
  2. Have proof that she is attending a college or university
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Provide a letter that she is currently enrolled in school (If awarded)
  5. A brief essay about the following topic: “As a woman of Alpha Kappa Alpha, how do you continue to be service to all mankind?”