IUPUI-Through their Eyes Memorial Scholarship

The Through their Eyes Memorial Scholarship is in honor of the displaced families of the thriving Black community that occupied the land that is now IUPUI. Founded in 1969, IUPUI stands on the historic homelands of Native peoples and a vibrant Black community. This scholarship honors the descendants of those with displaced ancestors who once called the Ransom Place & Indiana Avenue communities home.


  • This scholarship is open to any incoming or current IUPUI student whose family was displaced during the establishment and building of the downtown IUPUI campus.
  • Applicants will be required to submit an essay detailing their families affiliation with the noted communities and IUPUI.
  • Preference will be given to applicants who can demonstrate or provide evidence of their families affiliation to the Ransom or Indiana Avenue communities.
  • A student must be enrolled in a undergraduate degree program and a minimum of 6 credit hours to be considered.

The award amount will be determined and offered based on enrollment level and need after other state/grant aid in the financial aid package.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit an essay detailing your family's affiliation with the Ransom Place & Indiana Avenue communities and IUPUI.
  2. Evidence of affiliation
    • Please upload any documentation that gives evidence of your family's affiliation to the Ransom or Indiana Avenue communities.