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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.


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 #3: September 30, 2014 (funds dispersed by October 30, 2014)
    • 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.


Advancing Aspirations Global Scholarship

  • Essay-based: Varying topics surrounding women in business
  • Amount: One $5,000 award, four $2,500 awards, plus expenses to attend the 2014 Global Women's Initiative Conference
  • Deadline: July 25, 2014
  • Eligibility:
    • Enrolled as an undergraduate student in an accredited university
    • U.S. citizen or legal resident
    • In pursuit of first bachelor's degree

Click here for additional information.


BuyVia Scholarship

  • Essay and video submission on how tablet have improved higher education
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: July 30, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be enrolled at an accredited two or four year college within the United States and be a legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa.

Click here for additional information.


Domestic Violence Law Firm Scholarship

  • Essay-based: One-page essay on how domestic violence has affected you
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2014
  • Eligibility:
    • Currently attending or entering an accredited university (graduate and law school students encouraged to apply)
    • U.S. Citizen
    • Have a minimum 3.0 GPA in high school or undergraduate transcripts

Click here for additional information.


Bud Siegfried Scholarship

  • Essay-based: Two short essays
  • Amount $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Current full-time student at an accredited U.S. university

Click here for additional information.


Mark A. Forester Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 300-400 word essay on honoring America's military heroes
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: July 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Any student who is currently enrolled in school, or will be enrolled during 2014

Click here for additional information.


LogoMaker Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $2,500
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate students in the United States, regardless of major
  • Application: Cover Letter and Essay
  • Deadline: July 31, 2014

Click here for additional information.


Herb Affair Scholarship Award

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Any current student enrolled in an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative 3.0 GPA.
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: July 31, 2014

Click here for additional information.


Thermo Scientific Pierce Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $5,000-$10,000
  • Deadline: August 1, 2014
  • Eligibility:
    • Undergraduate and graduate students majoring biology, chemistry, biochemistry, or a related life-science field
    • 3.0 minimum GPA
    • Legal U.S. citizen or resident with appropriate visa status

Click here for additional information.


Inspirational Basketball Student-Athlete Scholarship

  • Essay-based: Essay on balancing academics and athletics in college
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 10, 2014
  • Eligibility: High school seniors or current undergraduate student athletes

Click here for additional information.


Birth Injury Scholarship

  • Essay-based: One to three page essay on living with a birth injury
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: August 10, 2014
  • Eligibility: Undergraduates currently attending an accredited college or university or incoming freshmen for fall 2014, US citizen, cumulative minimum 3.0 GPA

Click here for additional information.


DSL.com Scholarship

  • Essay-based: On the topic of how the internet has affected your education and professional career
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Deadline: August 10, 2014
  • Applicants must be either:
    • (1) a high school or home school senior graduating or earning a GED between August 1, 2013 and June 1, 2014, who will enroll as a freshman at a two-year or four-year college or univerrsity in fall 2014
    • or (2) a student enrolled during the 2013-2014 academic year on a full-time basis and in good academic standing at an accredited two-year of four-year college of university or in an accredited graduate school program

Click here for additional information.


SolutionReach Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 800-1,200 word essay describing how technology will improve patient-centered care
  • Amount: $4,000
  • Deadline: August 18, 2014
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate student with minimum 3.0 GPA

Click here for additional information.


Lexington Law Scholarship Award

  • Essay-based: 800 words on the importance of maintaining a good credit score
  • Amount: $10,000
  • Deadline: August 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Current full-time student at an accredited University with a minimum 2.5 GPA

Click here for additional information.


Clubs of America Scholarship Award

  • Essay-based: 800 words on career aspirations
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: August 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Current full-time student at an accredited University with a minimum 3.0 GPA

Click here for additional information.


K Alliance Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 500-1,000 word essay concerning the role of information technology
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: August 31, 2014
  • Eligibility: Must be legal resident of the United States or hold a valid student visa

Click here for additional information.


CreditRepair.com Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $500, $1,500, and $3,000 awards
  • Eligibility: Any current, full-time student of an accredited U.S. college or university with at least a cumulative 2.5 GPA
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: August 31, 2014

Click here for more information.


Aaron Seever Sales Scholarship

  • Application-based: Two short-answer questions regarding becoming a sales person
  • Amount: $1,000 and an iPad Mini
  • Deadline: September 30, 2014
  • Eligibility: Current full-time student at an accredited University

Click here for additional information.


JW Surety Bonds Blog Scholarship

  • Essay-based: Create a blog post focused on industry topics
  • Amount: $25,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2014
  • Eligibility: Current student at an accredited U.S. university

Click here for additional information.


2014 TakeLessons Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 250 word essay
  • Amount: 3 scholarships of $1,000, $2,000, and $5,000
  • Deadline: September 30, 2014
  • Eligibility: All eligible U.S. residents who will be enrolled in a U.S. College or University between August 1st, 2014 and May 31st, 2015

Click here for additional information.


Cash Store Continuing Education Scholarship

  • Application available September 1, 2014
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Deadline: October 1, 2014
  • Eligibility:
    • Be a high school graduate at the time of application
    • Reside in the United States, Washington D.C., Puerto Rico, or the U.S. Virgin Islands
    • Be 25 years of age or older at the time of application
    • Be enrolled in full-time undergraduate or graduate study at an accredited two year or four year college, university, or vocational/technical school for the entire 2014-2015 academic year at the time of application
    • Have a minimum grade point average of 2.75 on a 4.00 scale of its equivalent at the time of application

Click here for additional information.


Jan Egerton and Don Smitley Mesothelioma Scholarship

  • Amount: Ten (10) scholarships between $100-5,000
  • Eligibility: Undergraduate or graduate students who are 18 years or older and are currently enrolled in a college or university located within the U.S.
  • Application: Essay-Based
  • Deadline: October 7, 2014

Click here for additional information.


Mark Jensen MD Future Physicians Scholarship Program

  • Essay-based: 300-1,000 word essay on varying topics related to pursuing a medical career
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: October 14, 2014
  • Open to any student who hopes to enter the medical

Click here for more information.


Belmont Anderson & Associates Health Professionals and Specializing Physicians Scholarship Program

  • Essay-based: 300-850 word essay on varying topics related to pursuing a medical career
  • Amount: $500.00
  • Deadline: October 14, 2014
  • Open to any student who hopes to enter the medical field

Click here for the more information.


The HotelsCheap Scholarship Program

  • Essay-based: Four short essays with varying prompts 
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: October 15, 2014
  • Eligibility: Students enrolled in two year, four year or graduate program. Additional opportunities for students studying travel or tourism.

Click here for additional information.


Women in Finance Scholarship

  • Essay-based application
  • Amount: $1,000 - $3,000
  • Deadline: October 17, 2014
  • Eligibility:
    • Applicants must be female
    • Must be of Junior standing
    • Must be pursuing a degree in accounting, finance or economics
    • Must have a 3.2 GPA

Please e-mail womeninfinance@ssr.com for additional information.


Pertino IT Innovation Scholarship Program

  • Amount: one $500 award and one $1,000 award
  • Application: 500-700 word blog and one letter of recommendation
  • Eligibility:
      • Legal U.S. Resident
      • Undergraduate or Graduate student
      • Must be currently enrolled full-time at an accredited university or business school in the U.S.
      • Must have a minimum high school or university GPA of 3.5
  • Deadline: October 31, 2014

Click here for additional information.


William Gary Allen Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be enrolled in an accredited university or college in the United States
    • Must have a minimum 3.0 GPA at the time of entry submission
    • Must have full-time student status
    • Must be a United States citizen or permanent resident
    • Must major in or focus in architecture, civil engineering, city planning, environmental sciences, or related fields
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: October 31, 2014

Click here for additional information.


Veterans United Scholarship

  • Essay-based
  • Amount: $2,000
  • Must be one of the following:
    • A current active-duy service member
    • Veteran of the U.S. Armed Forces
    • Spouse of a service member or veteran
    • Child of a service member or veteran
    • Surviving spous of a fallen service member
  • Minimum GPA of 2.5
  • Application Period: September 15, 2014 through October 31, 2014

Click here for additional information.


Road to Success Scholarship Program

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility: Applications must be U.S. Citizens, 18 years or older, and enrolled or accepted into an undergraduate or graduate program at an accredited university, college or trade school for the 2014 year.
  • Application: 500-1,000 word Essay
  • Deadline: November 7, 2014

Click here for additional information.


JAM Paper Teacher Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 400-500 word essay on why you want to become a teacher
  • Amount: $500
  • Deadline: November 15, 2014
  • Eligibility: Any student who is pursuing a career in Education. A degree in Education and other related fields will be considered. Must be enrolled at any accredited American college or university.

Click here for additional information


Artistic Excellence in Print Design & Marketing Scholarship

  • Amount: $1,000
  • Eligibility:
    • Must be a current undergraduate or graduate majoring in Graphic Arts & Design or a related field
    • Must be currently enrolled with an accredited U.S. university, college or institution of higher learning
    • Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Application: Personal Marketing Package (including a business card, brochure, poster, and flyer)
  • Deadline: November 30, 2014

Click here for additional information.


Legacy Lending Group Scholarship Award for Career Success

  • Amount: $1,500
  • Eligibility: Any current student majoring in Business or Finance of an accredited U.S. college or university with a cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Application: Essay-based
  • Deadline: November 30, 2014

Click here for additional information.


2014 Savvy Saver Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 750 word essay on financial responsibility
  • Amount: $2,500
  • Deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Eligibility: Applicants must be U.S. Citizens, 18 or older, and attending an accredited 2-year or 4-year college of university in the United States

Click here for additional information.


Farzad Family Law, APC Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 2,500-4,500 word essay concerning the legal status of same-sex marriage
  • Amount: $3,000
  • Deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Eligibility: Students majoring in pre-law or law.

Click here for additional information.


The Mhelpdesk Video Scholarship

  • Video-based; create 60-second video commercial for Mhelpdesk
  • Amount: $1,500
  • Deadline: December 15, 2014
  • Eligibility: U.S. Citizens or legal residents over the age of 13.  Must be enrolled as a high school senior or enrolled in any undergraduate or graduate college program.

Click here for additional information.


eJobApplications Annual College Student of America Scholarship

  • Essay-based: 1,000 word essay on using the internet to find job opportunities
  • Amount: $1,000
  • Application Deadline: December 20, 2014
  • Eligibility:  Open to any student

Click here for more information.


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.


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.


Dietspotlight.com Scholarship Program

  • Essay-basaed: 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.


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.


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 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.


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.