Scholarships are vital to student recruitment and retention. We need your help to offer more opportunities to worthy students interested in attending IU Southeast. Find information here about different ways you can help.



Give to an Existing Scholarship Fund at IU Southeast

You may give online to an existing scholarship. IU Southeast has many scholarship accounts available for multi-donor support. If you have questions please contact the Office of Development and we would be happy to assist you.

Establish a Scholarship Fund at IU Southeast

Establishing a scholarship is one of the most meaningful ways to ensure that deserving students will have the opportunity to receive a quality education at IU Southeast, regardless of their financial circumstances. When you fund a scholarship, you help these students realize their dreams of obtaining a college education.

Your scholarship fund can be established in your own name or perhaps in the name of a relative or loved one you may wish to honor. The IU Southeast Development staff will work with you to create scholarship criteria which might include the student's major, activities, GPA and so forth.

Creating an endowed scholarship is truly the gift that keeps giving. Instead of the entire amount of the donation being used for scholarships, the total amount of the gift is invested. Each year, a portion of the investment’s earnings are given to students in the form of scholarships while the remainder is added to the original principal. At IU Southeast, endowments are established for a minimum of $10,000 and can be funded by one or more donors.

Please contact our Development Office with any questions you may have. We look forward to working with you to meet your philanthropic goals.

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the IU Southeast Office of Development at 812-941-2464.

Giving Opportunities

There are many ways to give that not only help define quality education and create excellence at IU Southeast but also allow you to meet your own personal and financial goals.


Donor Spotlight

Donor Spotlight Photo: Mrs. Evelyn Ott, Founder, Ott Scholarship

Mrs. Evelyn Ott

Founder, Ott Scholarship

Evelyn Farrell Ott chose to make her $100,000 gift to the University to honor her late husband, Leland, and their commitment to higher education. This newly established endowed fund, the Leland Edward Ott, Ph.D., and Evelyn Farrell Ott Scholarship, will provide two undergraduate scholarships annually.


Tax Advantages

Indiana taxpayers may take a tax credit of 50 percent of their gift to IU Southeast - 100 percent of donations may be deducted on Federal Taxes.