IU Scholarships for Current Students

Already a Hoosier? Explore your scholarship options

Whether you’re already a Hoosier Scholar or not, you can continue to seek out scholarships as a current IU student. See below for opportunities that might help you fund the rest of your IU education. We also encourage you to visit Student Central for information on all funding sources available to students, especially if your financial situation has changed since starting at IU. Finally, be sure to check for scholarships from outside sources.

 

Emergency funds

In exceptional or unusual circumstances, the Student Advocates Office might be able to provide modest emergency scholarship funds. To learn more, visit studentaffairs.indiana.edu or call them at 812-855-0761. (Note: You may be required to participate in the MoneySmarts program before meeting with a Student Advocates Office representative.)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) opens October 1 annually, and our priority deadline is April 15. File a FAFSA each year to remain eligible for financial aid.

Scholarships for current students:

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Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship

The Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship is named after the first African American woman to enroll at IU. This scholarship awards one high-achieving sophomore, junior, or senior and a participant within OVPDEMA programs (such as 21st Century, FASE, Groups Scholars Program, or Hudson and Holland Scholars Program). Priority will be given to first-generation college students with demonstrated financial need.

Deadline for application:

March 1

Eligibility requirements:

To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be a high-achieving rising sophomore, junior, or senior and a 21st Century, Groups, or Hudson & Holland scholar. Priority will be given to first-generation college students.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Cox Legacy Scholarship

The Cox Legacy Scholarship provides for hardworking Indiana residents who are academically strong, have demonstrated financial need, and have a commitment to developing their personal and professional skills while attending Indiana University Bloomington. Students selected as Cox Legacy Scholars engage in eight to ten hours of meaningful work each week with a department, office, or faculty member at IU Bloomington.

Please see the Cox Legacy Scholarship website for more information.

Award amount:

A scholarship and wage package that—in conjunction with any other institutional funding a student receives—will total the official cost of attendance at Indiana University Bloomington.

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for the Cox Legacy Scholars Program, you must:

  • Enter IU classified as an Indiana resident.
  • Be pursuing your first baccalaureate degree.
  • Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours upon arrival and throughout your academic career at IU Bloomington.
  • Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average at the time of application submission.
  • Be willing to fulfill an eight to ten hour per week work commitment.
  • Demonstrate financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and submitting your Cox application by February 5, 2020.
Please note: NCAA athletes are not eligible for the Cox Scholarships.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Cox Scholars Program

The Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox Scholars Program affirms and rewards the efforts of Indiana resident students who have demonstrated the motivation and resourcefulness required for success through their part-time work and solid academic performance. Selected scholars engage in meaningful work for eight to ten hours per week. The program is a family of six different scholarships, which only differ by the work component.

Please see the Cox Scholars website for more information.

Award amount:

A scholarship and wage package that—in conjunction with any other institutional funding a student receives—will total the official cost of attendance at Indiana University Bloomington.

Eligibility requirements:

Eligibility requirements vary by each program. Please see the Cox Scholars website for additional information.

Residency:

In-state

Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA)

DASA scholarships and grants are awarded to deserving seniors attending the campuses of Indiana University.

Award amount:

Varies

Residency:

In-state

Hudson & Holland Scholars Program

The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program (HHSP) is a scholarship and support program for high-achieving minority students who are historically underrepresented. It is the largest merit-based scholarship and support program at Indiana University and serves nearly 2,000 students. The mission is to promote Indiana University's efforts to create a community of educational diversity and inclusion. The program is committed to the recruitment, support, and retention of students who embody the program's core values of leadership, engagement, academics and diversity. Hudson & Holland provides a $6000 renewable scholarship, numerous partnership scholarships, and comprehensive support services. Primary consideration is given to underrepresented populations, but other applicants will be considered.

Applications and deadlines may apply.

View a complete list of Partnership Awards

Award amount:

$6,000 per year, with additional funding available via HHSP Partnership Awards with various IU schools.

Eligibility requirements:

Competitive students should have a strong high school GPA and SAT or ACT scores, leadership experience, and a commitment to civic engagement. Primary consideration is given to underrepresented populations, but other applicants are considered and encouraged to apply. For more information on eligibility and the application process, visit the Hudson & Holland website.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

IU Alumni Association Scholarships

The various chapters of the IU Alumni Association have scholarships available for IU students, separated into five different sections. Whether your relatives are IU alumni or not, you may want to look at these scholarships to determine which ones are relevant for you.

Deadline for application:

March 10, 2020

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state, and International

IU Jewish Studies Scholarships

Multiple incoming freshmen scholarships of up to $40,000 for students committed to pursuing a Jewish Studies major or a certificate at Indiana University Bloomington are available to students entering IU Bloomington and beginning as freshmen. One scholarship is intended for a student pursuing the Jewish sacred music curriculum. Candidates will be considered primarily on the basis of outstanding academic achievement and promise. Extracurricular achievements will also be considered. Students must have a high school GPA of 3.5 or above (out of a 4.0 scale) or equivalent and have a record of academic and extracurricular accomplishment. Students committing to pursuing the major in Jewish Studies will be given priority over students who plan to pursue the certificate.

Award amount:

Varies up to $10,000/year

Eligibility requirements:

Deadline for 2020–2021 Jewish Studies incoming freshman scholarships: Thursday, January 16, 2020.

Deadline for 2020–2021 Jewish Studies graduate fellowships: Wednesday, January 15, 2020.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state, and International

IU Office of Overseas Study Scholarships

Overseas Study administers more than a dozen different scholarship programs. Scholarships are available in a number of categories, including:

  • Department, school, and program scholarships
  • Minority scholarships
  • Scholarships for students from other IU campuses
  • Presidential Match Scholarships
Apply for a scholarship online when you apply for your program.

Award amount:

Varies. $275 to $5,000

Eligibility requirements:

Scholarships are available to support participation in IU overseas study programs. Selection criteria vary, but generally include financial need and academic merit. It is recommended that all interested students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 to be eligible for need-based scholarships.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state, and International

OVPDEMA Study Abroad Scholarships

Created in summer 2013 from funding designated by Provost and Executive Vice President of IU Bloomington Lauren Robel, this need-based scholarship supports minority students participating in study abroad programs by assisting them in covering some of the costs associated with international study.

Deadline for application:

March 1

Award amount:

$250–$4,000

Eligibility requirements:

Applications will be accepted from undergraduate students enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program on the IU Bloomington campus who are in at least one of the following OVPDEMA programs or center:

21st Century Scholars Program
Groups Scholars Program
Hudson and Holland Scholars Program
Academic Support Center (OVPDEMA-funded tutors only)
Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence (FASE tutors only)

The study abroad experience must take place during the period immediately following applications. Applications submitted for retroactive reimbursement will not be considered.

To be eligible, students must be in good disciplinary and academic standing and maintain academic progress toward degree completion to receive the scholarship. They should have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, be accepted to an IU Study Abroad program that offers credit, and comply with IU Office of Overseas Study academic policies. Students who demonstrate financial need will be given special consideration.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship - Air Force

Air Force ROTC (AFROTC) has two scholarship programs: the High School Scholarship Program (HSSP) and the In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP).
The HSSP program is tailored toward graduating high school seniors, who initially must apply by December 1st of their senior year. From there, candidates are selected for interviews and recipients are chosen who go on to choose and attend an eligible AFROTC college.

The In-College Scholarship Program (ICSP) is designed for cadets who have already started college and are in Air Force ROTC. To be eligible, those cadets need to have attended college/AFROTC for at least one semester. This scholarship is only available to cadets in their first or second year of the program. Cadets don't apply for this scholarship; faculty/cadre nominate eligible cadets who then are selected via a centralized board at Air Force ROTC headquarters.

Important dates can be found here.

Award amount:

Both scholarships offer 100% of in-state tuition and fees paid for, up to $18,000 per year; a $600 text book stipend and $300/$350/$450/$500 per month tax-free stipend to freshman/sophomores/juniors/seniors, respectively.

Eligibility requirements:

Application must be submitted by December 1

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) Scholarship - Army

Whether you’re in high school or attending IU, Army ROTC has scholarships available. Army ROTC grants more than $270 million in merit-based scholarships to 13,000+ students each year. Scholarships are awarded based on a student’s merit and grades, not financial need. Army ROTC scholarships consist of two-, three-, and four-year scholarship options based on the time remaining to complete your degree, full-tuition scholarships, the option for room and board in place of tuition, if you should qualify, and additional allowances for books and fees. Contact Ralph Vargas with any questions at 812-855-9568 or rrvargas@indiana.edu.

Award amount:

ARMY ROTC Scholarships may be used to pay for tuition or room/board. Also provide a book allowance and monthly living stipend based on your level in the program.

Eligibility requirements:

Basic qualifications for scholarships eligibility include: U.S. citizen, 17–26 years old, high school diploma, minimum GPA of 2.50, minimum SAT score of 1000, minimum ACT score of 19, and medically qualified. When at IU, you will be reviewed each semester, must pass fitness test, and maintain 2.0 semester GPA.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Study in Israel Overseas Study Presidential Match Scholarships

The Robert A. and Sandra S. Borns Jewish Studies Program at Indiana University is pleased to announce Overseas Study Presidential Match Scholarships for Studies in Israel for Fall 2019 and the 2019–2020 academic year. These scholarships may be used to support IU Bloomington undergraduate students who study through IU Overseas Study at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem or at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, or the University of Haifa.

Application Procedure:

  • For students applying through IU Overseas Study to the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem apply through IU Overseas Study – checking “yes” to consideration for Presidential Match Scholarship.
  • Students applying directly to Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Tel Aviv University, or the University of Haifa should print and fill out the application form and have two recommenders print and fill out forms. Application may be emailed (iujsp@indiana.edu), faxed (812-855-4314), mailed, or hand delivered to: Israel Scholarships, Borns Jewish Studies Program, Indiana University, Global & International Studies Building, 355 N. Jordan Avenue, GISB 4-East, Bloomington, IN 47405-1105. Recommenders can also submit via email, fax, mail, or hand delivery.
Questions:
Email iujsp@indiana.edu or call 812-855-0453.

Award amount:

Scholarships will range from $500–$10,000. Student will automatically be considered for all scholarships.

Eligibility requirements:

  • Any full-time Indiana University Bloomington undergraduate
  • 3.2 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Studying during fall 2019 or the 2019–2020 year at the Rothberg International School at The Hebrew University of Jerusalem through IU Overseas Study, at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, at Tel Aviv University, or at the University of Haifa.
  • Students applying to external programs (i.e., Nachshon) are eligible to apply.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

The Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship

The Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship is intended to promote Native American student involvement at Indiana University Bloomington.

Award amount:

$200–$400

Eligibility requirements:

The Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate students on the IU Bloomington campus who demonstrate financial need, with a preference to studentes of Native American descent. Students do not have to be officially recognized with a tribe to receive the scholarship; however, they should be prepared to write about their tribal affiliation and background.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

The Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis Scholarship

The Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis Scholarship is awarded each spring to a single student. Selection will be based upon demonstrated academic excellence, leadership in student activities on the IU Bloomington campus, and a distinguished record of service as a good university citizen. To apply for a Kenneth R. R. Gros Louis Scholarship, candidates must:

  • Have junior class standing during the current academic year.
  • Have a 3.8 or higher cumulative GPA.
  • Complete the online application
  • Submit a brief (one page) statement about your educational background, interests, and short- and long-range goals.
  • Submit a descriptive resume which includes honors, academics, extra-curricular activities, and campus and community service.
  • Provide contact information for 3 recommenders. IU faculty, administrative staff, and employers are preferred as recommenders. Letters should address the candidate's academic success; student leadership on campus; and service to the IU, regional, or national community. Recommenders will be contacted by the Vice Provost for Student Affairs office with information about how to submit recommendation online.

Deadline for application:

February 1, 2020

Award amount:

$5,000

Eligibility requirements:

The deadline for application and recommendation submissions for the 2019 Kenneth R.R. Gros Louis Scholarship is February 1, 2020.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Willkie Co-Op Scholarship

The Willkie Co-op Scholarship is available due to the generosity of an IU Bloomington alumnus and former Willkie Co-op resident. The Willkie Co-op Scholarship was created to ensure the legacy of the Willkie Co-op and further Indiana University's mission.

Award amount:

$1,000

Eligibility requirements:

Preference for the scholarship will be given to students whose parent(s) and/or grandparent(s) lived in the Willkie Co-op, which is now part of the Willkie Residence Center. In addition, consideration will also be given to students who will be or who are currently living in any area of the Willkie Residence Center.

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

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