2015 Mayor’s Scholarship

Independence University is pleased to announce the 2015 Mayor’s Scholarship program. The program is designed to help high school students in small communities achieve their educational goals, while continuing to maintain their local roots by not having to leave their community to attend a college or university. With the Mayor’s Scholarship you could achieve your degree online and prepared for a career in fast-growing fields, such as healthcare, business, accounting, IT, or graphic design.

With an endorsement from your city’s mayor, you may be eligible to receive $10,000 toward an online bachelor’s degree.

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Scholarship Qualifications


  • Submit a letter of recommendation from the Mayor’s office
  • Submit a letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor at the school
  • Provide a 500 word essay on how the student expects this education to benefit him/herself, their family and community
  • Be available 8 hours per month for community service through the mayor’s office

Rules and Requirements


  • Applicant will have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Applicant must be U.S. citizen or legal resident.
  • Scholarships are awarded to new students only.
  • An applicant may not receive multiple scholarships.
  • Scholarships are non-transferrable, apply to tuition only, and will not result in a cash payment to students. All scholarships are a credit toward tuition.
  • Applicants are only allowed to apply once. Applications from the same applicant for multiple module start dates will not be considered.
  • Recipients will be selected by the Scholarship Committee and nominated by the mayor with a letter of endorsement.
  • A letter of recommendation from a teacher or counselor is required.
  • Recipient must be available 8 hours per month for community service through the mayor’s office.
  • To remain eligible for scholarships, a recipient must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout enrollment.