Dean's Scholarships Program

Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts awards Dean’s Scholarships in recognition of incoming freshmen with a high school record of academic excellence, visionary leadership, and outstanding public service.


The Dean's scholarship award is highly competitive. Every year three to four students receive a $1,000 award in their first year, with the opportunity to continue the scholarship for three subsequent years if the student continues to meet the criteria. The scholarships are in addition to the Hope Scholarship in-state students may receive.

The Dean's Scholarship is based on a competitive, merit-based process and there is no separate application process. All freshman students who enroll in majors within the Ivan Allen College of Liberal Arts are considered for the award.

Contact: Shatakshee Dhongde, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs

Eligibility & Application

Eligible Majors:

  • Applied Languages and Intercultural Studies (ALIS)
  • Computational Media (CM)
  • Economics (ECON)
  • Economics and International Affairs (EIA)
  • Global Economics and Modern Languages (GEML)
  • History, Technology, and Society (HTS)
  • International Affairs (INTA)
  • International Affairs and Modern Languages (IAML)
  • Literature, Media, and Communication (LMC)
  • Public Policy (PUBP)

Finalists will be notified via email.