Scholarship History

In 2011 the Indiana General Assembly introduced and helped enact House Bill 1402 and Senate Bill 590. These bills made it a law that undocumented students living in Indiana had to pay out-of-state tuition, and were ineligible for any state financial aid, including merit and service based scholarships. In response to the overwhelmingly amount of barriers placed on undocumented students pursuing higher education, the Indiana Undocumented Youth Alliance established a scholarship fund to help undocumented students attend college. As a youth-led organization, IUYA awarded the first two $500 scholarships in 2012. In 2016 IUYA granted seven $1000 scholarships.

About the IUYA Scholarship

The IUYA Scholarship is funded by community members that support undocumented Hoosiers. The scholarship is only available to undocumented students that either have or do not have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA), who reside in Indiana, demonstrate financial need, and are pursuing higher education.  Five scholarship recipients will be awarded $1000 each in $500 installments during the Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 semesters. Recipients must commit to attend IUYA’s scholarship ceremony on Friday, October 6th, 2017 and complete 16 hours of the civic engagement activity.


  • Must be an undocumented student residing in Indiana (with or without DACA)
  • Currently attending, or accepted into a two or four year college/university in Indiana for the Fall 2017
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5 - If you do not fulfill the GPA, please attach list of leadership activities/experiences
  • Must demonstrate financial need

CLICK HERE FOR THE IUYA Scholarship 2017

APPLICATION DEADLINE: July 7th, 2017 at 11:59 PM Eastern Time

NOTE: Applicants must complete the online form and attach all required documents. Multiple submissions will not be accepted. If you have any questions, please contact us at If there are any documents you would like to send us in the mail, please send to IUYA Scholarship Committee, 1427 W 86th St. Box 223 Indianapolis IN 46260-2103 (accepted only if postmarked by July 7th, 2017).