Scholarships and Fellowships

Scholarships for Full Time Students 

Full time students take 10 or more credits per semester. 

Presidential Scholarships
Each year, the Institute may award a limited number of full-tuition grants to highly qualified M.A. applicants who most fully embody the mission of the Institute. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least ten credit hours per semester. These grants are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on admissions application materials and/or scholarship application package (for returning students).

Statesman Scholarships
The Institute awards to qualified M.A. students a limited number of competitive scholarships that cover up to $6,600 off tuition per semester. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least ten credit hours per semester. These grants are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on admissions application materials and/or scholarship application package (for returning students).

Institute Scholarships
M.A. applicants who do not qualify for a Presidential or Statesman Scholarship may be considered for the Institute Scholarship, which covers the cost of one course per semester. Recipients of this award must be enrolled in at least ten credit hours per semester. These grants are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on admissions application materials and/or scholarship application package (for returning students).

Scholarships for Part Time or Full Time Students


Joe C. Hayes Scholarships

These scholarships were established by Marjorie Hayes in honor of her husband, Joe C. Hayes.  They are awarded to qualified M.A. students who are attending IWP at least part time (6 or more credits per semester).  These scholarships cover $1,100 or $2,200 off tuition per semester.  These grants are awarded at the discretion of the Scholarship Committee based on admissions application materials and/or scholarship application package (for returning students).

Scholarship Deadline

If you are a new applicant for the MA program, you must submit your completed M.A. application according to the following deadlines (you do not need to submit a separate scholarship application):

Spring 2016: October 1, 2015
Summer 2016: February 1, 2016
Fall 2016: February 1, 2016

If you are a returning student who wishes to be re-considered for a scholarship (and you have completed at least 16 credit hours), you must submit the Download file Scholarship Application Form by the same deadlines above.

External Scholarships and Fellowships

Please click here to explore other scholarships and fellowships available to eligible IWP students.