Grants & Scholarships

Grants & Scholarships

60% of VU students receive financial assistance to pay for college -- including more than $1 million in scholarships and grants. Vincennes University will help you make applying for scholarships simple.


Submit just one scholarship application and we will take care of finding scholarships you are eligible for within the Vincennes University listings.  Those who file by January 15 each year are considered first, but we award scholarships on a rolling basis.

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Vincennes University Academic Scholarships

Vincennes University offers 4 academic scholarships: Academic Honors, Blue and Gold, Presidential, and Valedictorian/Salutatorian. Students must complete the VU Foundation Scholarship Application, file their FAFSA, and meet the academic criteria.

If you have received the Academic Honors, Blue and Gold, Presidential, or Val/Sal scholarship for the 2021-2022 academic year, you will receive an email in June with detailed instructions to accept the award. The award is contingent upon your enrollment at Vincennes University and meeting all the specific scholarship criteria.  Click here for more information on the scholarship criteria.

Be sure to check your local sources of scholarships.  Many companies have scholarship programs for employees or children of employees.  Fraternal organizations in your town might also have scholarship programs.

Helpful Website Resources

  • Indiana Community Foundations 
    Local communities have scholarships available to local residents. Indiana students can check out this list of Indiana Community Foundation scholarships.  
  • State Grant Resources
    Most states have scholarships available to residents. Check out this list to view scholarships by state. Check with high-school guidance office for applications for these scholarships
  • Scholarship Site
    This site is safe and free. Provide your profile to be providd with a database of scholarships and grants.

If you try other scholarship search sites, check their privacy policy, and don't ever pay anyone to look for scholarships.



Federal Grants

Grants are money given to help students based on need and other eligibility factors. Grants do not have to be repaid. The amounts vary from year to year.  To be even considered for grants, you have to fill out your FAFSA each year. 

  • Federal Pell Grant 
    Federal Pell grants (see, unlike a loan, do not have to be repaid. The amount depends on your financial need as determined by the U.S. Department of Education, costs to attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and your plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. 
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
    The amount varies based on exceptional need, Pell Grant eligibility, and the amount of money appropriated by Congress for the current budget year.


State Grants & Forms

Grants are money given to help students based on need and other eligibility factors. Grants do not have to be repaid. The amounts vary from year to year. To be considered for state grants, you have to submit your FAFSA by April 15th each year. Some state scholarships and tuition remissions require separate application. For a complete list of grant and scholarships provided by the State of Indiana click on this link:

  • Frank O'Bannon Grant 
    This State of Indiana program to help with tuition and regularly assessed fees for up to 15 credits each semester is based on need. The amount of money you can receive varies each year depending on the dollars available and the number of students who apply. You must be enrolled full-time to receive an O'Bannon grant. 
  • Twenty-first Century Scholars Grant
    Income-eligible Indiana 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are promised the cost of four years of college tuition and regularly assessed fees at any participating public college or university in Indiana. Up to 15 credits of tuition each semester as well as the student activity fee are covered.
  • Indiana National Guard Supplemental Grant
    State grant that covers up to 15 credits of certain tuition costs for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard. To be eligible an applicant must be certified by both the State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana (SSACI) and the Indiana National Guard (ING) and attend a state funded college or university.




Contact Information

Financial Aid Counselor


Scholarship Information