Rise Scholarship

CRL RISE Scholarship Award

The CRL RISE Scholarships are designed to bring new students into the research and creative enterprise. Students typically identify a mentor and work with their mentor to write a proposal for a substantive independent research or creative project to be completed by the end of the following spring semester. The scholarships will support student participation in the RISE to the IUPUI Challenge initiative, and successful completion of the sponsored project will qualify the student for the research portion of the RISE challenge.

Five rise to the IUPUI challenge undergraduate research scholarships are awarded in the spring of each year. The $1,500 award is applied to the winning students’ bursar account. These scholarships have been made possible through the generous gift of Mr. Daniel Wilson and Dr. Kathryn J. Wilson, who served as the founding executive director of the IUPUI Center for Research and Learning.

The mentors will receive $500 for research supplies or equipment. Half of the student stipend is disbursed mid-project, and the remainder upon successful completion of the project and submission of all research products. Students are expected to submit research progress report and present their work at the IUPUI Research Day.

Eligibility Requirements
  • Undergraduate student
  • Enrolled full-time at IUPUI
  • Pursuing first undergraduate degree
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Little to no prior research experience
Applications will be open on the Center for Research and Learning website beginning in January 2016, with an application closing date to be announced. Application materials will require a brief research/creative proposal (guidelines) as well as a letter of support from the research/creative mentor.