IUPUI-CREA Scholars Program

CREA Foundation is committed to improving the lives of youth and young adults in the communities they serve through creating opportunities to further their learning, development and education.

The CREA Foundation believes all youth and young adults in our communities deserve an opportunity to further their learning, development and education. The state of our communities, aligned with their mission that “opportunity begins with a safe place to call home,” resonates with their ability to create access for individuals residing in these communities. CREA Foundation aims to reduce the cycle of poverty through safe and affordable housing solutions, as well as an investment in education.

To be considered for the CREA Scholarship you MUST:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen
  • Be a Resident of Indiana
  • Admitted to IUPUI as incoming freshman
  • Demonstrate financial need and Pell eligibility
  • Plan to pursue a full-time baccalaureate course of study
  • Demonstrate commitment to fully participate in one or more of the following IUPUI support programs: Student Support Services (SSS); Diversity, Enrichment, and Achievement Program (DEAP); 21st Century Scholars; or the THRIVE Program
  • Additionally, the funder has a preference for applicants from under-served backgrounds, especially those from its affordable housing communities.

varies (average of $5,000)
Supplemental Questions
  1. CREA Scholars Program
    • 1. Please describe your interest in or experience with low-income and/or affordable housing and why is that meaningful to you? _maximum 200 words_
    • 2. Have you lived in any of the following affordable housing communities?
    • 3.If you have not lived in any of the above communities, but have lived in other low-income and/or affordable housing, please list below. If you have not please put "NA"
    • 4. Please indicate your interest in participating in one of the following Educational Equity Programs. Please feel free to select more than one.
    • 5. Specifically, how will this program(s) selected above support you in your college success.
  2. Two Letters of Recommendation
    • Letter 1
    • Letter 2
  3. Upload your unofficial transcript. *PDF format*