Indiana Merit Award

About the Scholarship

The first 100 eligible Indiana students who enroll full-time in fall classes at SMC will receive the Indiana Merit Award, a renewable $500* scholarship that allows Indiana students to pay SMC’s in-state tuition.


  • Indiana resident
  • Current graduating high school senior
  • 2.5 or higher GPA

How to Get the Indiana Merit Award

Complete the SMC Admissions process, which includes:

  • Applying for admission to SMC
  • Sending us your transcripts and test scores
  • Taking placement tests, if necessary
  • Enrolling in 12+ credit hours for the upcoming fall semester

The Indiana Merit Award is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis.

*$500 per year awarded as $250 each fall and spring semester. Renewable for up to four semesters.