IGU Scholarships & Tuition Assistance

Starting the Spring 2021 term, all current and prospective scholarship/ tuition assistance program applicants are subjected to the new eligibility and award criteria. However, students who were awarded a scholarship/tuition assistance before Spring 2021, will continue receiving their awards until they graduate or change their program. The deadline for application is always two weeks before the first day of class.

 

General Policies
 
  1. An applicant must be in good standing (financial, academic, and otherwise) with the university.

  2. A scholarship will not be awarded to any student until the Finance Committee approves the student's application.

  3. IGU’s scholarship awards are tuition scholarships only. As such, the amount of the award will be credited against the tuition balance a student has to pay in each term. 

  4. Prospective students may apply for a scholarship at the time of their application for admission.

  5. All prospective applicants must meet the admission requirements for the program of study they applied for before being reviewed for the scholarship award. 

  6. Enrolled students may apply for a scholarship before the first quarter and at least one quarter before the quarter for which their scholarship will be awarded if approved.

  7. No student will be awarded two or more types of scholarships concurrently.

  8. Each scholarship recipient is required to maintain the eligibility requirements of the scholarship awarded to him/her throughout the duration of the study.

  9. Students who demonstrate the following issues may lose their scholarship award, regardless of the type of award:

    • Failure to maintain the required GPA which qualified him/her for the award (if required)

    • Receiving a grade of “F” in any course (except for mitigating circumstances such as medical reasons)

    • Disciplinary action

    • Reported violation of codes of conduct (both academic and non-academic)

  10. IGU’s scholarship programs are open to both domestic and international students.

  11. All scholarship programs are open to both prospective and currently enrolled students, except otherwise noted.

  12. Each scholarship is awarded for the life of the program. Therefore, students are no longer required to renew their scholarship application for each term, unless a student lost eligibility for the current award or plans to apply for another one.

Scholarship Programs

Academic Merit (Presidential)

This scholarship is designed to recognize and promote academic excellence both at undergrad and graduate programs. Recipients of this scholarship will also get a chance to dine with the president of the university.
 

Eligibility Criteria:
For Freshmen:
High School GPA


For Int’l Students:
Foreign credential evaluation showing GPA.

For Transfer students:
GPA of completion of minimum 13.5 credits from an accredited university.  

For Current IGU students:
GPA of completion of minimum one full term:

  • 9 credits (in Graduate programs)

  • 13.5 credits (in Undergraduate programs)
     

Award Amount:
GPA: 4.0 for 30% of the tuition.
GPA: 3.8 for 20% of the tuition.
GPA: 3.5 for 10% of the tuition.

For Undergrad Students:
GPA: 4.0 for 30% of the tuition.
GPA: 3.5 for 20% of the tuition
GPA: 3.0 for 10% of the tuition
Note: GPA scores will be rounded.


Note: 10% additional scholarship will be added to the IGU Alumni in each category. (For Graduate Students over GPA 3.0 will get 10% of the tuition)
 

Female Students

Dr. A.K. Abdul Momen
This scholarship is named after Honorable Dr. A. K Abdul Momen, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Bangladesh, to promote the U.S higher education in Bangladesh.

On behalf of the minister’s office, IGU’s academic committee selects the finalist among the applicants who meet the minimum eligibility criteria and informs the Minister’s office about the finalist. 

New application from Bangladesh starting Spring 2021. 

For all graduate level awards:
GPA: 3.2 or above (undergrad or grad GPA)
Or
Exemplary professional achievement 

For all baccalaureate awards:
GPA: 2.5 or above (undergrad GPA)
Or
Exemplary professional achievement

Award Amount:

  • Only 1 student per quarter per program will be awarded.

  • The recipient will be awarded a 100% tuition scholarship.

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Matching Scholarship
The matching scholarship is for students who have been officially awarded a scholarship by a U.S. based businesses / organizations including state and federal agencies.

Eligibility Criteria:

Proof of scholarship awarded by a U.S. based institution.

Award Amount:

The exact scholarship (either % or $ awarded) will be matched.
In no circumstances, a student can receive more than 50% IGU scholarship towards his/her program tuition calculated per quarter.
Award is credited quarterly as long as the U.S. based business / organization continues to award the scholarship.

Tuition Assistance Programs

First Country

The “First Country" Scholarship was created to promote cultural diversity at IGU. This scholarship is available to the first student representing a country from which IGU never enrolled a student previously.

 

Eligibility Criteria:

The applicant should be the first applicant from a specific country; based on

  • Country of Birth.

  • Only admitted students.

  • One student per program of study.

 

Award Amount:

  • 30% of the total tuition.

  • Relief amount is credited quarterly.

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Special Talent
This relief is awarded to students who have demonstrated superior talent and experiences outside the classroom. This should include, but is not limited to, experience in the fields of athletics, music, and art. Candidates’ professional experiences are also considered.


Eligibility Criteria:
Student must submit documents /artifacts to prove the talents. Among the acceptable artifacts are media coverage, professional membership, CDs, award, recognition, and letter from the professional agency, etc.


Relief Amount:
30% of the total tuition.
Award is credited quarterly. 
Both undergrad and grad students (current & prospective can apply)

Dependents of U.S. Veterans
IGU is committed to providing financial incentives to families and dependents of the U.S. military personnel in appreciation of their services and sacrifices for the country.

Eligibility Criteria:
The applicant must submit a proof of their dependent status to a U.S military personnel.

Relief Amount:
Dependents: 30% of the total tuition.
 

Veteran Memorial Service

Family Assistance

The immediate family member who is already enrolled in IGU with a minimum GPA of 3.0 gets a 30% discount per quarter.

Eligibility Criteria:
Immediate Family member of newly enrolled student.
Immediate family members include parents, siblings, children and spouses.

Relief Amount:
30% tuition discount until completing the program from the time when another immediate family member is enrolled at IGU

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Government Worker Assistance
Current employees and their immediate family members from any level of government (local, state, federal, or foreign including embassy) who enroll in degree programs at IGU

Eligibility Criteria:
An official letter on a letterhead or verifiable document(s), i.e., recent pay stub, official email from Human Resources, is required for proof of employment.  

Award Amount:
30% tuition discount until the duration of program of study.

Global Campus
In order to enhance our global presence and create brand awareness worldwide, we created a special tuition for all students enrolled in our programs outside the U.S.A.

Eligibility Criteria:
Student must be residing in his/home country.
Student must be taking classes from outside the U.S.A.
If and when the student travels to the U.S.A, this discount is terminated.

Award Amount:
70% discount is applied during the duration of the study.

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First Quarter
In order to attract highly qualified and motivated students, IGU made a tradition to offer considerable discount during the first term for all applicants.

Eligibility Criteria:
All residential students only.
This assistance is given only for the first quarter at IGU.
Student can apply academic merit scholarship after the first quarter.

Award Amount:
Relief amount is 50% of the first quarter tuition.

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Renewal of Scholarship  & Tuition Assistance

IGUs tuition scholarship is awarded for the life of the program for which students first applied and enrolled, except when their scholarship was preconditioned otherwise. If the recipient changes his/her program of study, the initial award will expire automatically, and the recipient is required to submit a new application. Applicant’s eligibility will be re-evaluated based on the new Academic Catalogue for that particular academic year.  The renewal process is no different than that of the initial grant of the award, regardless of the applicant’s history at IGU.