Financial Aid

IMP Special Expenses Grant (for IMP majors or minors)

The IMP Special Expenses Grant is intended to defray expenses associated with completing an IMP major or minor which are above and beyond the standard costs of attendance. It can be used to cover costs associated with the IMP final project, the cost of attending a professional conference, or another indispensable component of the program of study. The maximum amount of this grant is $500.

How to apply: Download the Application for IMP Special Expenses Grant and follow the instructions. Submit completed applications to the IMP office in Ballantine 129. Students whose grant applications are approved must submit original, itemized receipts to the IMP office in order to receive funding. Here is an example of a well-written grant application.

Deadlines: Applications are accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. However, students who are in their final semester must adhere to the following deadlines:

  • December graduates: application due October 20; receipts due November 10
  • May graduates: application due March 1; receipts due April 1
  • August graduates: application due June 1; receipts due July 1
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Devesh Shah Learning Experiences Grant (for IMP majors)

The Devesh Shah Learning Experiences Grant provides support for IMP majors engaged in particularly noteworthy and deserving off-campus activities closely connected with their fields of study, including but not limited to internships and volunteer experiences. Although these funds are intended to help defray the costs associated with such experiences, their distribution is not dependent on the reimbursement of documented expenses.

Awards will be in the amount of $2,000 with a limit of one per student. Selection for awards will be competitive. The IMP Advisory Committee will confer awards on students whose proposed experiences best meet the selection criteria, with no awards given in the absence of qualified candidates.

How to apply: Download the application instructions for the Devesh Shah Learning Experiences Grant and follow the instructions. Submit completed applications to the IMP office in Ballantine 129.

Deadlines: The next application deadline for this grant is February 2, 2015.

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Other Financial Aid Opportunities

In addition to the IMP's internal grants, students may be eligible for financial aid from other university sources. Possible sources include:

Hutton Honors College Grants

Several grants are available from the Hutton Honors College. The Hutton Honors College IMP Capstone Award is a grant reserved specifically for IMP seniors completing their final projects. Students may also compete for Honors College Thesis Awards; IMP final projects are considered equivalent to an honors thesis for this purpose. The Honors College also offers several other grants to facilitate student research, travel, and other activities. Contact the Honors College for more information.

Student Central on Union

Student Central on Union, IU's central financial aid office, offers several types of financial aid to undergraduate students. Contact them for more information.

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