Indiana University of Pennsylvania

1011 South Drive
Indiana, PA 15705


Undergraduate: 7,343
Graduate: 1,965
Total Headcount: 9,308

IUP Alumna Donates $850,000 to Establish Full Tuition, Four-Year Scholarship for Nursing Students

A graduate of Indiana University of Pennsylvania’s nursing program has made a donation designed to create generational change for IUP nursing students. Marla J. Weston, RN, FAAN, a 1980 nursing graduate of IUP, has donated $850,000 to establish the Marla Weston New Horizons Scholarship, which provides qualified nursing majors with a scholarship covering all fees, tuition, room, board, and books for up to four years.


 Points of Pride

IUP provides more than $6 million annually in graduate student scholarships, graduate assistantships, teaching associateships, and funds to support graduate student research grants, professional development, and presentation of original scholarship at scholarly conferences.​ ​

IUP’s National Achievement Scholarships Office helps undergraduate and graduate students apply and get selected to some of the nation’s most prestigious scholarships and fellowships. IUP students have won a total of 19 Fulbright awards, 12 Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships, 21 Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarships, and 10 Freeman-Asia study abroad awards

IUP is one of only 93 public universities in the nation and one of only six in Pennsylvania designated as a “High Research Activity” (R2) university by the American Council on Education. During the 2020–21 academic year, IUP received $11 million for research initiatives.​​​

Consistently ranked nationally as a "Best for Vets" university, a "Military Friendly School," a “Best for Military Spouses” school and serving as a Yellow Ribbon university, IUP is also home to an ROTC program that has produced 2,000 U.S. Army second lieutenants and eight generals, along with the 2009 ROTC Top Cadet in the Nation.

IUP has been included Princeton Review's Best Colleges guidebook for more than 20 years, based on students telling guidebook editors that the university is a place of “truly stellar academic departments” and “Professors feel like family and express that they genuinely care about the students outside of just the classroom situation.” IUP is also listed in Forbes Magazine as a top college and Money Magazine’s “Best College for You” list.

 Notable Alumni

Debra Ev​ans Smith ’81 - Retired Senior Executive, Federal Bureau of Investigation​​​​​

Nicolas Arino M'91 - Regional Head, Latin America, Bermuda, and the Caribbean; New York Stock Exchange

Jordan Golin D'94 - President and CEO, Jewish Family and Community Services of Pittsburgh​

Brandie Smith ’94 - Director of the Smithsonian’s National Zoo and Conservation Biology Institute​

Eric Monaco'92 - Producer, NFL Films​​

 University Rankings

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