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There are some scholarships that are not automatic or associated with an academic school, college, or department. For these types of additional scholarship and funding opportunities, please see below: 

IU Foundation Scholarships

  • Merit and need-based scholarships from IU supporters
  • Separate application required
  • Amount: Varies
  • Deadline: March 10, 2015

Apply through IU Foundation, 812-855-9922.


IU Alumni Association Scholarships

  • Merit and need-based scholarships from regional IU alumni chapters
  • Amount: Varies
  • Separate application required

Apply through IU Alumni Association, (812) 855-0882, (800) 824-3044.


IU Office of Disability Services Scholarships

  • Both need and merit based awards for students with disabilities
  • Separate application required
  • Amount: Varies, renewable

Apply through Disability Services for Students, (812) 855-7578.


IU Office of Overseas Study Scholarships

  • Merit and need-based scholarships to support participation in IU Overseas Study programs
  • Separate application required
  • Amount: Varies

Apply through IU Office of Overseas Study, (812) 855-9304.


IU Residential Programs & Services Housing Discounts

  • Programs: Residence Scholars and Co-ops – both require living in specific housing units. Capacity is limited, assignments to both based on contract and application submission date. Indicate interest on housing contract and application.
  • Amount:  Reduced room costs range up to 45% off standard room rates
  • Criteria for Residence Scholars: New residents with a SAT score of 1770 (Critical Reading, Math, and Writing) and high school class rank of top 10%. Continuation in the Residence Scholar program requires a minimum 3.0 GPA.  Please note that the co-ops do not have an academic requirement for participation.

Contact Residential Programs and Services or see their scholarships here(812) 855-5601, (800) 817-6371.


IU Jewish Studies Scholarships

  • Programs: Merit-based scholarships for incoming freshmen
  • Separate application required
  • Amount: Up to $40,000 for Jewish Studies major/certificate students
  • Deadline: February 2, 2015

Apply through Borns Jewish Studies Program, (812) 855-4314.


Indiana State Student Assistance Commission

  • Merit and/or need-based scholarships and grants
  • Amount: Varies, browse available programs from left side-bar
  • Criteria:
    • Separate application required
    • File FAFSA by March 10
    • Must be an Indiana resident

Contact State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana, (317) 232-2350, (888) 528-4719.


Lilly Endowment Community Scholarship

  • Students must apply through their county's community foundation
  • Amount: Full tuition and fees for four years, plus $900 book stipend
  • Deadline: Applications typically due in November or December
  • Eligibility: Must be an incoming freshman with Indiana residency

Click here for additional information.


OMAP's 100 Word Essay Health Care Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 100-200 word essay explaining why you should be considered for the scholarship
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadlines:
    • Scholarship #4: December 31, 2014 (funds dispersed by January 30, 2015)
  • Eligibility: Applicant must be at least 18 years old (at time of disbursement), a U.S. Citizen, and enrolled in a Health Care related field

Click here for additional information.


Spring 2015 Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Award

  • Amount: Two $10,000 awards and four $5,000 awards
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled as a graduate or undergraduate student at an accredited college or university for the Spring 2015 semester
    • Must have a declared major in Biology, Chemistry, Biochemistry, or a related science field
    • Must maintain a GPA of above a 3.0
  • Deadline: December 29, 2014

Click here for more information.


Excel Builders Blog Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a citizen or legal resident of the United States over the age of 13.
    • Must be enrolled as a high school senior, or a student enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: December 30, 2014

Click here for additional information.


LowVARates - Military College Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility:
    • Military students currently enrolled in college
    • Children of a mother or father serving in a branch of the U.S. Armed Forces
  • Application: Online Application
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for more information.


Global English Editing: A Better America Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1,000 and $1,500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled at an accredited university in the US
    • Must be a citizen of the US or have a valid green card
    • International students studying in the U.S. are eligible, but they will have to demonstrate their intention to stay in the country after graduation and see through their change-making agenda
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for more information.


The Reeves Law Group Scholarship Contest

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Must be a high school senior who is entering college or a currently enrolled student in a college or university
  • Application: Essay, Powerpoint presentation, or Video submssion
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for more information.


Student Debt Relief Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a high school student attending college for the Fall 2015 semester
    • Must be an undergraduate student currently enrolled
    • Must be a graduate student currentlly enrolled
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for more information.


2015 Healthcare Worker Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must be a college student pursuing a healthcare related undergraduate degree or certificate an at accredited college or university
    • Must be a high school student planning to pursue a healthcare related major
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for more information.


HomeInsurance.com Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility
    • Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent legal resident of the United States
    • Must be a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2014 and July 1, 2015, who enrolled as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or university Fall 2014 OR a student enrolled during the 2014-2015 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year or four-year college or university or in an accredited graduate school program.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for additional informaiton.


ACLS Medical Training Association Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 500-1,000 word essay on assisting in a life support situation
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a medical education program

Click here for additional information.


DOMO Scholarship for Business Management

  • Essay-based: 200 word essay on what business should do with mobile technology
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: 2014 Academic School Year
  • Eligibility: Students studying Business, Business Management, or Analytics

Click here for additional information.


CreditRepair.com Scholarship Program

  • Amount: Three awards ranging from $500-$3000
  • Eligibility: Must be a current, full-time student of an accredited US university or college with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for additional information.


ACLS Recertification HealthcareTraining Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 500-1,000 word essay on providing emergency medical care
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be enrolled in a medical education program

Click here for additional information.


UniversityTutor.com Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Must be 16 years or older
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014

Click here for additional information.


Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Program

  • Essay-based: 900-1,500 word essay on the relationship between body weight and self-esteem
  • Amount: $1,000-$3,000
  • Deadline: December 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be a legal resident of the U.S. or Puerto Rico and currently enrolled in a U.S. accredited, post-secondary institution of high learning.

Click here for additional information.


Edelman Krasin and Jaye Scholarship

  • Amount: one $1,000 award and two $500 awards
  • Eligibility:
    • Available to students with chronic illness
    • Must be accepted to an accredited US college, graduate school or law school
    • Must have minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Application: Essay-based

Click here for more information.


American Bullion Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 500-2,000 word essay on why gold is a good investment for the future
  • Amount: $250-$500
  • Deadline: January 1, 2015
  • Eligibility: Must be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid U.S. student visa and be currently enrolled at an accredited high school, college, or university in the U.S.

Click here for additional information.


Tapper's Diamonds & Fine Jewelry Scholarship

  • Amount: One $1,000 award and one $500 award
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an undergraduate student studying design at an accredited university in the U.S.
    • Must have a minimum 2.8 GPA
  • Application: Essay-based and online application
  • Deadline: January 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


NursingProgramsHelp.com

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • Must be residing in the United States
    • Must be currently enrolled in a healthcare related field
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: January 10, 2015

Click here for additional information.


2015 Vet Tech Schools Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be at least 18 years of age.
    • Must be a college student pursuing a certificate of associate's degree as a Veterinarian, Veterinary Assistant, or Veterinary Technician, or pursuing Pre-veterinary study at an accredited college or university.
    • Or must be a high school student planning to pursue studies in these fields.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: January 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


The COIT Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in either an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited college or university in the US or Canada
    • Must be 18 years or older
    • International Students attending a US or Canadian college are welcome to apply
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: January 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


SoftwareProviders.com Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • U.S. citizens or permanent legal residents
    • Must be enrolled full-time throughout the entire 2014-2015 academic year
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: January 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


DKR Attorneys Scholarship for those struggling with mental illness

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled at or accepted to a college in the U.S.
    • Must demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA
    • Must have documented diagnosis and be currently under the care of a mental health professional
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: January 16, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Boling Rice LLC Scholarship

  • Amount: Range from $1,000-$3,000
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: January 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Traumatic Brain Injury Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled at or accepted to an accredited college in the U.S.
    • Must demonstrate academic achievement as reflected by a cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA either in high school or undergraduate transcripts
    • Must have a documentated diagnosis provided by a licensed healthcare professional
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: January 31, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Finlandia Foundation National Scholarships

  • Amount: Range from $1,000-$3,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must have U.S. or Finnish citizenship
    • Must be a college freshman or have completed freshman year and show evidence of continuing to the sophomore level or higher prior to receiving the award
    • Must have maintained a 3.0 GPA
    • Applicants of Finnish-American heritage are gtiven primary consideration
    • Students tudying subjected related to Finnish culture receive special consideration
  • Application: Online application
  • Deadline: February 2, 2015

Click here for additional information.


National Hydropower Association's Past Presidents' Legacy Scholarship

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current college sophomore or junior who will be college juniors and seniors beginning Fall 2015, or graduate students with a minimum 3.0 GPA who are enrolled in a full-time undergraduate or graduate course of study at a four-year college or university
    • Must be U.S. citizens or legal residents
    • Must be pursuing a program of study that is related to the hydropower industry: Engineering, sciences (biology, fisheries, and hydrology), communications, or environmental studies
  • Deadline: January 2, 2015- February 16, 2015

Click here for application and additional information.


Lexington Law Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $5000 for two semesters
  • Eligibility: Must be a current, full-time student of an accredited US university or college with a cumulative GPA of at least 2.5
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: February 28, 2015

Click here for additional information.


The Annual Stewart J. Guss College Student Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: March 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Wellcentive Annual Medical Scholarship for Veterans

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an active or retired member of the military in any branch
    • Must be accepted at an accredited medical college or university and must be pursuing a Doctor of Medicine degree
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: March 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


American Advisors Group College Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Must be a graduating senior in high school or a freshman, sophomore, or junior in college between the ages of 16 and 22
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: March 21, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Steamer's Carpet Care General Scholarship Award

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Enrolled in an accredited four year university
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: March 31, 2015

Click here for additional information.


The 2015 HR Technology Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a resident of the United States
    • Must be enrolled at the undergraduate level in a college or university or in your final year of high school
    • Must be in good academic standing with your school
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: March 31, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Credit Card Insider Scholarships

  • Amount: Five (5) $1,000 awards
  • Eligibility: Must be attending or enrolled in an accredited college, university or other higher learning program for the next academic year.
  • Application: Online application
  • Deadline: April 1, 2015

Click here for additional information


A Place for Mom's Senior Care Innovation Scholarship

  • Amount: Five $1,000 scholarship awards
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in an associate's, bachelor's, or graduate level program at an accredited school in the fields of gerontology, medicine, nursing, social work, sociology, psychology, physical or occupational therapy, speech pathology, or long-term care administration.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: April 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Interior Deluxe Scholarship Program Spring 2015

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility: Open to students of all majors in all countries who are 16 years of age or older. Must be enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program.
  • Application: Four short essays with varying prompts
  • Deadline: April 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility: Students must be enrolled in a two year, four year, or graduate program
  • Application: Four short essays with varying prompts
  • Deadline: April 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


EApplicants.com Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a part-time or full-time attending an accredited US educational institution (including, but not limited to, college, university or trade school, or similarly accredited program) with a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
    • Must have worked an average of at least 15 hours for each of the previous months prior to applying
    • Must be at least 18 years of age or older
    • Must be a legal resident of the U.S.
  • Deadline: May 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


The Cystic Fibrosis Awareness Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility: All students attending institutions of higher education in the United States
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: May 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Logistics and Supply Chain Scholarship

  • Amount: One $1,000 award and one $500 award
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be an undergraduate/ graduate student pursuing a degree in Logistics/Supply Chain Management at an accredited college or university in the U.S.
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Application: Essay-based and online application
  • Deadline: May 15, 2015

Click here for additional information.


GreenPal Business Scholarship

  • Amount: $2000 over four semesters
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be graduating high school in 2014 or be currently enrolled in a college of Business with a 3.0 or higher GPA
    • Must demonstrate high ambition and desire to be an entrepreneur or business ownder
    • Must have a declared major in the college of Business
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: May 30, 2015

Click here for additional information.


2015 Rural Scholarship Essay Contest

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States citizen or a permanent legal resident of the U.S.
    • Must be a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or a high school senior planning to attend college.
    • Must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: June 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


2015 Exede Internet Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a United States citizen or permanent legal resident of the U.S.
    • Must be a full-time student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level degree program at an accredited college or university or a high school senior planning to atttend college in Fall 2015.
    • Must have a current GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: June 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Axol Science Scholarship 2015/16

  • Amount: $2,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled or accepted for a graduate or undergraduate degree at a recognized university
    • The degree program/research area must be a life science related field
  • Application: Online application and essay
  • Deadline: June 30, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Goedeker's Applicances Annual College Book Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled in an accredited college and can be of any grade level, a transfer student, graduate program or incoming freshman
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

Goedeker's Applicances Annual Public Service College Book Scholarship

  • Amount: $500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled at an accredited college
    • Must be in a public service position (government employees, firefighters, active member of the military, reserves, and veterans)
      • Spouses and children of public service employees are also eligible
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Icing on the Ring Triumph Over Breast Cancer Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Open to any student who is currently fighting breast cancer, in remission or has beaten breast cancer. Students must be currently enrolled or accepted to an accredited university.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Steinger, Iscoe, and Greene Law Scholarship for Child Advocates

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be currently enrolled in or accepted to an accredited law school, or a current undergraduate student with the intention of going to law school
    • Must have personally worked to protect children's rights or stop abuse either as a volunteer, counselor, in your professional work by legal means or is an abuse survivor who wishes to use your own experience to help others.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Auger & Auger Disabled Scholar Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be either a current graduating high school senior with acceptance to an accredited school or an undergraduate student at an accredited institution within the US.
    • Must have a minimum GPA of 2.8
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: July 31, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Meinhart Smith & Manning PLLC Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Must be accepted into an accredited university or law school within the US
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: August 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


The TEFL Academy Scholarship

  • Amount: $750
  • Eligibility:
    • Graduating in an undergraduate degree in the 2014-2015 academic year
    • Intending to train as an EFL/ESL teacher
    • Wish to study teach English abroad
  • Application: Essay and resume
  • Deadline: August 1, 2015

Click here for additional information.


The Clubs of America Scholarship Award for Career Success

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Must be a current college student of an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative GPA of at least a 3.0
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: August 31, 2015

Click here for more information.


ScholarLaunch Scholarships

Scholar Launch connected private businesses offering scholarships with university eager to inform their students of available scholarship opportunities. For more information about any of these scholarships, please click on the links provided.


Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarship—Air Force

  • Merit-based
  • Amount: Fee remission and stipend, book and monthly stipends, renewable
  • Separate application required
  • Criteria:  U.S. citizens in IU Air Force ROTC program. GPA, SAT/ACT.

Contact IU Air Force ROTC, (812) 855-4191.


Reserve Officers' Training Corps Scholarship—Army

  • Merit-based
  • Amount: Fee remission and stipend, book and monthly stipends, renewable
  • Separate application required
  • Criteria:  U.S. citizens in the IU Army ROTC program. World-class leadership, academic excellence, physical fitness, extracurricular activities.

Contact IU Army ROTC, (812) 855-7682.


External Scholarships and Search Engines

Beyond opportunities provided by Indiana University, we encourage you to look within your high schools, communities and national programs for external scholarships that can further assist in making college affordable for you.

Below is a list of free external scholarship search engines. Please note, we strongly discourage using paid services to connect to external scholarships.