IGU Scholarships

IGU has recently revised the “Academic Merit” scholarship program. Starting the Winter 2019 term, all current and prospective scholarship applicants are subjected to the new eligibility and award criteria. However, students who were awarded a scholarship before Winter 2019, will continue receiving their awards until they graduate or change their program.

Deadline for application is always 2 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 scholarship concurrently.

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

First Country

The “First Country" Scholarship was created to promote cultural diversity at IGU. This scholarship is available to the first student who attends IGU from their home country.


Eligibility Criteria

The applicant should be the first applicant from each country; based on

  • Country of Birth

  • Only admitted students.

  • One student per program of study.


Award Amount

  • 30% of the total tuition.

  • Award is credited quarterly. 

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Special Talent Scholarship

This scholarship 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 valued.


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.


Award Amount

  • 30% of the total tuition.

  • Award is credited quarterly. 

  • Both undergrad and grad students (current & prospective can apply)

Academic Merit (Presidential)

This scholarship is designed to recognize and promote academic excellence both at undergraduate 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 Criteria

    • For Graduate Students:

      • 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.

Matching Scholarship

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


Proof of scholarship awarded by the US based institution.

  1. The exact scholarship (% awarded) will be matched. 

  2. Award is credited quarterly as long as the US-based business/organization continues to award the scholarship.

Dependents of U.S. Veterans

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

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

  • Dependents: 30% of the total tuition.​


Family Scholarship

The immediate family member who is already enrolled in IGU with a minimum GPA of 3.0 gets a 40% scholarship.

Immediate family members include parents, siblings, children, and spouses.

40% scholarship until completing the program from the time when another immediate family member is enrolled at IGU.

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Government Worker Scholarship

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.

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.  

additional 10% scholarship that can be added to any other available scholarships specified in the school

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Renewal of Scholarship


IGUs tuition scholarship is awarded for the life of the program for which student first applied and enrolled. 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 Catalog 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.