• All applicants must be permanent US residents or US citizens.
  • First Year Students: Must meet IUPUI regular admission requirements and have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Historically underrepresented students in higher education. 

Transfer students

Transfer students are only considered for fall semester and must meet the IUPUI regular admission criteria. Preference is given to transfer students who have completed 12 credit hours, but no more than 30 credit hours. Applicants must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale and be enrolled as a full-time student.

Current IUPUI students

Current IUPUI students may apply if they have a minimum GPA of 3.2. They may not have more than 30 credit hours and must meet all other guidelines.

The application for transfer and current IUPUI students opens January 1, 2023 until March 1, 2023.

Steps to Apply

To be considered for the Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Scholarship (NBDLSP), you must first submit an Indiana University General Scholarship Application for the 2020-2021 academic year by completing the following steps:

    1. Go to One.IU

    2. Search “Scholarships” in the taskbar.

    3. Click on the “IU Scholarships” task and log in

    4. You must complete your General Application first to see a list of all recommended scholarship opportunities.

    5. If the Norman Brown Scholarship is not recommended, you can search for it under "Opportunities" and clicking on "Ours."
      Search: Norman Brown Scholars

Selection Process

A selection committee will review all application materials and make award decisions. Determining factors include:

  • Academic Achievement
  • Employment or Volunteer/Service Experiences
  • Demonstrated Leadership
  • History of Overcoming Disadvantages
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity


For first time, incoming freshman the award is $5,000 tuition/$8,000 housing (housing stipend is only offered if students chooses to live on campus). The total is up to 13,000 an academic year and is renewable for up to 8 semesters. For current transfer students, the amount is $5,000 per academic year.

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