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About the Donors

Columbus residents Kenneth and Phyllis DeLap established a $40,000 endowment in honor of their granddaughter, Kristen Schildmier. Kristen is an IUPUC graduate who completed her degree in 2006. The DeLaps were inspired to make their gift after learning about the financial needs of a single working mother who became close friends with their granddaughter when both were IUPUC students.

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Kristen Schildmier

The Kristen Schildmier Scholarship is comprised of two  $1,000 awards. Preference is given to IUPUC students who have previously earned an associate’s degree from Ivy Tech.


To be considered for one of these two $1,000 awards, you must:

  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours each semester (at IUPUC) who is pursuing a first bachelor’s degree
  • Be employed at a part-time or full-time job while an IUPUC student
  • Demonstrate that you have financial need

Application Process

Completed applications are due March 10.

  • Applications are available December 1 in OneStart under “Student Self-Service”
  • Under “Services & Information,” go to the “Financial” section and select “IU Foundation Scholarship Application.”
  • You may be required to submit additional information in order for us to process your application.