Program Benefits & Eligibility
The LiFT Scholars Program is committed to offering students:
- Peer and faculty mentoring
- Cross-institutional networking opportunities
- Career and leadership development
- Awareness of undergraduate research opportunities
- A sense of community with informatics and IT student peers
- Industry-based experiences (e.g., industry field trips, opportunities to network with IT professionals)
Students can pursue their college degrees in information technology areas (e.g., cyber security, software development, informatics, computer science) from the School of Information Technology at Ivy Tech Community College or in informatics from the IU School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI.
LiFT Scholars from Ivy Tech Central Indiana who are pursuing an associate degree in informatics will have the opportunity to transfer to the School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI to pursue the B.S. in Informatics upon meeting admissions requirements.
- All LiFT Scholars are eligible to receive an additional unmet-need scholarship award up to a maximum of $7,500 at IUPUI and $2,500 at Ivy Tech.
- This unmet-need scholarship is renewable for students who meet program requirements.