IUPUI-Challenger Scholarship (School of Education)

This scholarship is intended to encourage and support undergraduate students to pursue teaching careers at any level of education from the primary to the post-secondary level.


• Cumulative GPA of 3.5 or higher
• Junior or senior status at the beginning of the award period
• Must be enrolled as a full-time student at the time of application
• Must be majoring in Education with preference for students who plan to make math and science a focus in their curriculum (see essay requirements)

A full award recipient may receive (1) a scholarship for up to $2000; (2) a mentorship with an IUPUI faculty member; (3) Additional special opportunities, depending on the student’s own interests and needs.

The award:
• Is for one academic year, fall and spring semester.
• Requires reapplication for renewal.
• Allows a junior year award recipient to apply for a senior year award.

Supplemental Questions
  1. Please submit a 500-750 word essay presenting autobiographical information about your plans and desires to become an educator, and how you plan to incorporate science and math as a focus in your curriculum and/or classroom.

    If you have already received a Challenger Scholarship, also indicate the impact that the Scholarship has made on your education goals.