The Independence Academy offers three types of need-based scholarships: The IA Scholarship Fund and SGO Scholarship. For more information on these scholarships or other financial assistance questions, please call the school office at 317.926.0043.

The IA Scholarship Fund

The Independence Academy has established a scholarship fund for students with high-functioning autism or Asperger syndrome who would not otherwise be able to attend our school. Funding for this scholarship depends solely on financial donations made to the school, whereby the award amount and number of granted scholarships is determined. Priority is given to students who cannot qualify for other scholarships. Our long term goal is that the IA Scholarship Fund will provide partial or full tuition assistance annually for eligible students with demonstrated financial need, as determined by the Scholarship Committee of the Board of Directors. Students who are currently enrolled at The Independence Academy, as well as new students, may qualify for an IA Scholarship.

Eligibility criteria

  • Any student currently attending The Independence Academy or a new student who has completed the admission process and received a letter of acceptance;
  • Recipient must maintain status as an IA student in good standing;
  • Applications must be received by May 1 each year, whereby the student’s family or guardian has demonstrated a need for tuition assistance. Determination for and awarding of tuition assistance is made annually.

The Independence Academy admits students of any race, color, religion, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin. Scholarship awards are determined based on financial need. In determining scholarship awards, the school does not discriminate in race, color, religion, sexual orientation and national or ethnic origin.

Families seeking tuition assistance for the following school year must complete an application form and submit the required documents by May 1 to verify income and need.

 

SGO Scholarship

The state of Indiana established a tax-credit program to incentivize private donations to fund educational choice for low-income families attending non-public schools. This tax savings opportunity is available to individuals and corporations that make a financial contribution to IA through the Sagamore Institute, a qualified scholarship granting organization (SGO). Funding for this scholarship depends solely on financial donations made to the school through the Sagamore Institute, whereby the award amount and number of granted scholarships is determined.

Eligibility criteria

  • Student's household must not have an annual income of more than 200% of the amount required to qualify for the federal free- or reduced-price lunch program.