Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
The School of Philanthropy
Master of Arts Degree in Philanthropic Studies

Financial Information & Scholarships

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offers fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to students of philanthropy.


The University Fellowship

The University Fellowship is awarded to a limited number of IUPUI graduate students. These highly competitive awards currently carry a stipend of $12,000 for Masters students and $22,000 for Ph.D. students as well as the waiver of most fees for students, and are for the fall-spring academic year. The M.A. and Ph.D. Program Admissions Committee nominates qualified students for the University Fellowship.

The Hearst Minority Fellowship

The Hearst Minority Fellowship allows two minority students each year to come to Indianapolis to study philanthropy through the MA and PhD in Philanthropic Studies degree program.

The Dickinson-Stone-Ilchman Fellowship 

The Dickinson-Stone-Ilchman Fellowship for Graduate Education was created to serve doctoral students in honor of Dr. Warren Ilchman's wife, Alice Stone Ilchman, her father and mother, Dr. and Mrs. Donald Stone, her sister, Mrs. Nancy Stone Dickinson, and his brother-in-law, Dr. Richard Dickinson. This gift is to be used to support one graduate fellowship per year at the School of Philanthropy. The student recipient should be a student pursuing a doctorate degree in philanthropic studies at the School and should be selected solely on a student's merit as defined by the School's guidelines. The recipient of the Fellowship will be determined by the Doctoral Program Committee of the School of Philanthropy.

The Eugene R. Tempel Fellowship

The Eugene R. Tempel Fellowship, established by P.A. Mack, Jr. was established to support one fellowship per year for a student who is pursuing a doctorate degree in philanthropic studies and is selected solely on a student's merit as defined by the School's guidelines. The Fellowship is renewable for a five-year period to allow the recipient to complete his/her doctoral studies.

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal ISNA Fellowship Program

The Islamic Society of North America (ISNA) in conjunction with The Kingdom Foundation announces the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal ISNA Fellowship Program. This Fellowship is being offered to Muslim Americans pursuing graduate studies in the management and governance of nonprofit organizations in the United States. The main objective of this program is to train effective and knowledgeable Muslim leaders who are able to advance programming, fundraising, and other essential skills needed to lead successful nonprofit organizations in the United States. Every year a total of ten fellows will receive a substantial scholarship and stipend. Scholarship awards cover up to $11,000 per year for tuition and required fees and provides a stipend of $1,000 per month for nine months.

Graduate Assistantships

Graduate Assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming students. Awardees receive tuition assistance, health insurance and a stipend with a work requirement.


The lilly family SCHOOL OF Philanthropy Alumni Association Scholarship

The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy's Alumni scholarship was established to help students complete their Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies or Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management degree. Applicants must be a current student at IUPUI or Indiana University-Bloomington, pursuing an MA in Philanthropic Studies or an MPA with a concentration in nonprofit management.

The scholarship recipient will be chosen using the following criteria:

  • Essay
  • Academic, volunteer and/or professional achievement
  • Financial Need

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The dealine for this year's scholarship application has been extended to Monday, December 2, 2013.

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