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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

James W. Dye Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund

Award Description:

The James W. Dye Entrepreneurship Scholarship Fund was established in 1985 to provide tuition-only scholarships to academically meritorious Kelley School of Business students who are pursuing majors in Entrepreneurship.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Full time Kelley School of Business student who has been admitted and is remaining in the Kelley School of Business Entrepreneurship Program
  • U.S. Citizen
  • Graduate of an Indiana High School
  • Junior or Senior class standing (3rd and 4th year students) during the award year
  • Formally pursuing an undergraduate major in Entrepreneurship
  • Minimum cumulative program GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Preference to candidates who have demonstrated school and community involvement and those who have a potential to succeed as an entrepreneur in the state of Indiana
  • The maximum award is $3,ooo per semester, but recipients may qualify to receive less than this amount. If an applicant is already receiving sufficient scholarship and/or grant funding to cover his/her tuition, then no award can be offered, regardless of the candidate‚Äôs other qualifications.
  • Potentially renewable if specific requirements are met. A new application must be submitted for renewal consideration

Application Process:

Submit the James W. Dye Scholarship Application (available mid-February), along with one letter of recommendation*. All application materials must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 17, 2015. No late materials will be accepted.

* Recommenders should be employers, mentors or IU faculty/ staff who are very familiar with the applicant, his/her entrepreneurial experience as well as his/her future goals. Recommendations from peers or fellow students are not considered acceptable.

Selection decisions are announced during the summer, typically by July 30th.

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