Future Scholars

All students who apply by the November 1 early action (non-binding) deadline for fall 2022 will receive highest scholarship consideration, regardless of whether they choose to have test scores considered as part of their application.

Your next steps

If you’re applying to IU as a first-year student, follow these steps for the best chance at scholarships to help fund your education.

1. Submit a complete application for admission to Indiana University Bloomington no later than November 1.

All applicants who meet this deadline will receive consideration for IU Academic Scholarships. There is no additional application for these scholarships. Recipients will be notified via email and physical mail when initial scholarship award notifications are sent beginning in mid-December.

2. File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Many scholarships and other forms of financial aid require students to have a FAFSA on file. The FAFSA opens each year on October 1. Our priority deadline is April 15, but we recommend completing yours as soon as possible.

3. If you’re invited to complete the Selective Scholarship Application (SSA), submit all materials by February 1.

The SSA is by invitation only and requires letters of recommendation. If you’re eligible, you’ll be notified in your admission email. Give yourself plenty of time to make sure everything is submitted by the deadline.

4. Explore additional scholarships by logging in to the Scholarships task in One.IU.

Complete all questions on the General Application, and click “Finish and Submit.” Then complete any additional applications listed under "Other Recommended Opportunities" to be considered for the most relevant scholarships for you.

5. Browse non-IU scholarships.

Keep searching for more scholarships you might be eligible for. Paying for college often involves a variety of different funding sources.

Tip: Each year, students can complete the General Application to search for additional scholarship opportunities. Log into One.IU and search for "Scholarships" to get started!

Deion Ziwawo

By deciding to go to IU, I knew I was going to get an exceptional education that was also incredibly affordable. This helped me to be sure IU was the school for me. Go Hoosiers!

Deion Ziwawo, Class of 2024, College of Arts + Sciences
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IU Academic Scholarships

IU’s signature merit scholarships are awarded to freshmen who demonstrate high academic performance.

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Selective Scholarship Application (SSA)

Admitted students may be invited to complete the SSA.

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Cox Scholars

Cox Scholars Program

Cox Scholars are chosen based on “hard work, perseverance, and resourcefulness.”

 

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