First-year Scholarships

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Indiana University Bloomington offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for incoming students. You’ll receive consideration for IU Academic Scholarships and for the Selective Scholarship Application just by applying for admission to IU. But you may also be eligible for IU scholarships awarded by specific departments and programs, depending on your residency, course of study, and other personal factors.

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Dean's Scholarship (IU Academic)

The Dean’s Scholarship is a four-year IU Academic Scholarship awarded to first-time incoming freshman out-of-state students based on high academic performance.

Deadline for application:

November 1

Award amount:

$1,000–$11,000

Residency:

Out-of-state

IU Global Engagement Scholarship

The IU Global Engagement Scholarships are four-year scholarships awarded to incoming freshman international students of the highest academic quality. Academic performance is assessed through information provided in the IU Admissions application, including official testing and high school transcript information. No additional scholarship application is needed. Only test scores received directly from the testing agency will be considered for scholarship and admission processes.

Deadline for application:

February 1, 2021

Award amount:

$1,000–$11,000

Eligibility requirements:

Submit a complete application for admission to Indiana University by February 1, 2021 for consideration.

Residency:

International

Provost's Scholarship (IU Academic)

The Provost's Scholarship is a four-year IU Academic Scholarship awarded to first-time incoming freshman Indiana resident students based on high academic performance.

Deadline for application:

November 1

Award amount:

$1,000–$8,000

Residency:

In-state

21st Century Scholarship Covenant

The 21st Century Scholarship Covenant provides additional financial support to 21st Century Scholars at IU Bloomington who qualify.

Award amount:

The Covenant supplements the 21st Century Scholars state grant to assist with budgeted costs for tuition and fees, room and board, and books. The receipt of other gift aid and the students Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) are also considered in determining the amount of the Covenant award.

Eligibility requirements:

Learn more about the 21st Century Scholarship Covenant.

Hoosier Link students who successfully transfer to IU Bloomington after no more three consecutive terms at Ivy Tech (fall, spring, and summer) are eligible to be considered for the Covenant award.

Residency:

In-state

Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program

The Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program recognizes a select number of Indiana resident students annually in the incoming freshman class.

Award amount:

The award includes a scholarship, a technology stipend, and a study abroad stipend.

Eligibility requirements:

Eligibility is based upon nomination.

Residency:

In-state

Annexstad Family Foundation

Award amount:

A total award of $25,000 will be distributed over a maximum of five years. $5,000 will be awarded annually in each of the first three years with the $10,000 balance being awarded in either the fourth year of study or split evenly between the fourth and fifth years of study. Leveraging government aid and institutional awards, the annual scholarship award will effectively close the “gap” on the total cost of attendance (COA).

Eligibility requirements:

The Leaders for Tomorrow scholarship is a merit and financial aid-based award. Indiana first year students who have demonstrated great determination and have overcome adversity are selected by IU. Students interested in receiving this scholarship are encouraged to complete their FASFA by April 15. 

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Cox Research Scholarship

The Cox Research Scholarship is a merit-based scholarship program for Indiana residents of exemplary achievement and scholarly curiosity. If selected as a Cox Research Scholar, you’ll have the unique opportunity to participate in meaningful research or creative activity under the mentorship of a faculty member at IU Bloomington by completing an eight to ten hour per week work requirement.

Please see the Cox Research Scholarship website for more information.

Award amount:

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

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for a Cox Research Scholarship, 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.
  • Meet the minimum academic standards to be considered for this opportunity. Students who apply with test scores must have a GPA of at least 3.85 or a top 10% class rank and a minimum SAT score of 1400 or a minimum ACT score of 31. Students who apply without test scores will be evaluated on grades earned in academic coursework, performance in honors, International Baccalaureate and Advanced Placement courses, their IU-specific essay, extracurricular activities, and other achievements.
  • Demonstrate financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2021, for the upcoming academic year.
  • Submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application.
  • Be willing to commit to eight to ten hours of work in research each week during your entire enrollment at Indiana University.
*Please note: NCAA athletes are not eligible for the Cox Scholarships.

Residency:

In-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 Program 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 Program website for additional information.

Residency:

In-state

Dale E. Stinefield Scholarship

This scholarship, endowed in the memory of Dale E. Stinefield, was created by the donor to award students from Wes-Del High School and Alexandria Monroe High School who are leaders within their school and community, have a strong character, and have shown dedication and focus to their academic goals and objectives related specifically to their desired IU degree. Application in One.IU under the “Scholarships” task. 

Eligibility requirements:

Graduate from Wes-Del High School or Alexandria Monroe High School

Hamilton Lugar School (HLS) of Global and International Studies

The Hamilton Lugar School (HLS) of Global and International Studies promotes understanding of global issues informed by the in-depth knowledge of history, culture, and language.

Highly qualified incoming freshmen are eligible for an array of scholarships.

Award amount:

Varies from $600 to $8,000, which include one-time and renewable awards.

Eligibility requirements:

To be considered for the HLS Selective Scholarship Application (SSA), students must submit a completed application for IU admission by November 1, select an HLS major, and be admitted directly to the Hamilton Lugar School (via the automatic process or petition).

Residency:

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

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

Hutton Honors College Scholarship

The exceptional and highly motivated freshmen who are directly admitted into the Hutton Honors College (HHC) may also apply for a Hutton Honors College Scholarships via the Selective Scholarship Application (SSA).

To be considered for the HHC Selective Scholarship Application (SSA), students must submit a complete application for IU admission by November 1 and be admitted directly to the Hutton Honors College. Students who submit their complete SSA (including recommendation letters) the earliest will receive priority scholarship review from the Hutton Honors College.

Award amount:

Awards range from $1,000 to $4,000 per year and are renewable for four years.

Eligibility requirements:

To be reviewed for Hutton Honors College (HHC) Scholarships, students who meet the HHC direct admission criteria must apply to Indiana University by November 1. Students who submit their complete Selective Scholarship Application (including recommendation letters) the earliest will receive priority scholarship review from the Hutton Honors College.

Residency:

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

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, 2021

Residency:

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

IU Bloomington Christopher A. Bowden Memorial Scholarship

Christopher A. Bowden Memorial Scholarship for graduates of Lawrence North High School

In October 1994 IU student Christopher A. Bowden tragically died serving the country he loved so much. In the wake of this tragedy, an endowment fund was established in Chris’ name.

He was kind, gentle, caring, sensitive, fun, and full of laughter. He made good grades at Lawrence North and played soccer. He was a hard working individual who took pride in everything he did. And at the same time, he was the young man who at the age of 19 endured 20 weeks of 24 hour days in the woods of Georgia, the mountains of Dahlonega, the swamps of Florida, and the desert of Utah—all in the winter time in order to become an Army Ranger. He served in the United States Army as an Airborne Ranger and in the Indiana National Guard’s 151st infantry detachment, specializing in long-range surveillance. He was a proud member of the IU student body and the Greek community attending all major IU events. In his four years as a member of Sigma Nu Fraternity, Chris left a major mark on each of his brothers. He served as the house manager for two semesters, participated in intramural events, and trained with the Little 500 cycling team. Chris also volunteered numerous hours to the American Red Cross blood drives and Habitat for Humanity.

He was an individual who made a major contribution to everything associated with his name, yet never expected recognition. Chris had an amazing ability to talk and work with people; his smile was enough to change the demeanor of an entire room. He wanted others to be happy and was willing to sacrifice his time to listen to someone’s problem or lend a helping hand. More than anything Chris loved his family and friends.

Deadline for application:

Selections will be made exclusively by the IU Office of Scholarships.

Award amount:

$5,000

Eligibility requirements:

Graduates of Lawrence North High School

Residency:

In-state

IU Foundation Scholarships

The IU Foundation annually awards a multitude of donor directed scholarships created by friends of Indiana University who believe in the importance of education and your future as an IU student. You can complete the online application through One.IU, as well as the individual printable applications listed on the IU Foundation website. Only the students who are chosen to receive IU Foundation Scholarships will be notified the first week of June through your IU EMAIL ADDRESS. Don’t forget to check your IU email account and submit all the materials indicated in your notification.

All questions, concerns, or comments can be sent to iufschol@indiana.edu or call 1-800-558-8311.

Deadline for application:

March 10, 2021

Residency:

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

IU Jewish Studies Scholarships

Multiple Scholarships of up to $60,000 ($15,000/year for 4 years) for incoming Jewish Studies majors or Jewish sacred music students entering Indiana University in Fall 2021. “The best Jewish Studies undergraduate experience in the U.S” with more than 200 alumni working in careers related to Jewish Studies. To apply for Fall 2021 Jewish Studies scholarships, see (go.iu.edu/js_scholarships). Deadline: Tuesday, January 19, 2021. (Note: Students applying to IU before November 1, 2020 will be considered for IU (all campus) Selective Scholarships, too.) Questions? iujsp@indiana.edu and see: jewish studies.indiana edu

Deadline for application:

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

Award amount:

Multiple scholarships of up to $60,000 ($15,000/year for 4 years)

Eligibility requirements:

For incoming Jewish Studies majors or Jewish sacred music students entering Indiana University

Residency:

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

IU Merit Finalist Scholarship

IU awards this scholarship to National Merit Finalists offered sponsorship through organizations outside of IU Bloomington. Please contact the Office of Scholarships to determine if you are eligible, at achieve@indiana.edu.

Award amount:

$4,000 ($1,000 per year)

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

IU National Hispanic Scholarship

IU awards this scholarship to all students recognized through the National Hispanic Recognition Program.

Award amount:

$4,000 ($1,000 per year)

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

IU National Merit Scholarships

IU awards this scholarship to all National Merit Finalists who receive sponsorship through IU and indicate IU as their first choice through the National Merit Scholarship Program.

Award amount:

$8,000 ($2,000 per year)

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

IU Office of National Scholarships & Awards

The Office of National Scholarships and Awards is sponsored by the Office of the Vice Provost for Undergraduate Education (OVPUE). Its mission is to promote participation in nationally-competitive award programs and undergraduate research.

The scholarship and awards NSA helps students pursue are funded by agencies outside Indiana University and usually require national or international competition. Several awards are administered by IU offices and require a campus-level nomination before students may compete at the national or international level. Students interested in any IU administered award should contact the campus representative for that award for more information about how to apply.

Award amount:

Varies

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

Indiana County Bicentennial Scholarship

The Indiana County Bicentennial Scholarship provides a scholarship opportunity for incoming freshman students from select counties across the state of Indiana. Eligibility for the program is based on Indiana county of residence. Qualifying students receive a scholarship of $2,500 annually (for four years) toward the direct cost of attendance at Indiana University Bloomington.

Award amount:

$10,000 ($2,500 over four years)

Residency:

In-state

Indiana County Fee Remission

The Indiana County Fee Remission is a merit-based award with a rich history at Indiana University Bloomington. This award covers a significant portion (88%) of IU Bloomington tuition during the academic year.

Award amount:

The value of the award will vary depending on the actual cost of tuition and fees for the academic year. However, please note that individual additional program fees will not be included within the 88% figure.

Eligibility requirements:

Recipients of the Indiana County Fee Remission are selected by the Office of Scholarships review committee. There is no application for this award.

Residency:

In-state

Jean Ann Ford Fund for Education Scholarship

This scholarship awards up to $10,000/year for up to 4 years for first year or transfer students from Indiana who are admitted for Fall 2021, majoring in elementary education. Ten scholarships are planned to be awarded.

Special consideration is given to underrepresented males, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

The Jean Ann Ford Fund has been established as a reflection of the School of Education's commitment to diversity.

Award amount:

Up to $10,000/year for up to 4 years

Residency:

In-state

Kelley Scholars Program

The Kelley Scholars program is one of the country’s premier undergraduate business scholarships. The Kelley Scholars Program was created from a monetary gift from the late E. W. Kelley and his family, made to IU in fall 1997. The university named its school of business for the Kelley family in acknowledgement of the gift. Kelley was founder and managing partner of Kelley & Partners Ltd., and chairman of Consolidated Products Inc. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration at the IU School of Business in 1939.

The Kelley Scholars program chooses 10 outstanding incoming freshman applicants each year for this premier award.   Applicants academic profiles typically have a 3.9 GPA and a 1450 SAT and/or 33 ACT or equivalent (test optional); and possess outstanding high school achievements and demonstrated leadership skills.  If you are eligible to apply for the Kelley Scholarship you will be invited to complete the Selective Scholarship Application (SSA). Students must meet the following guidelines and provide all necessary documentation.

Award amount:

Varies

Residency:

In-state

Kelley School of Business

The Kelley Office of Diversity Initiatives provides three different scholarships for exceptional students who are directly admitted to the Kelley School of Business. If you are receiving the SSA and you will not receive automatic Direct Admission, we encourage you to petition for Direct Admission.

  • The William R. Fry Scholars’ Program is more than a prestigious scholarship. It is a support system that helps you excel at the Kelley School and in your career. Founded by Kelley alumnus William R. Fry, it gives gifted students the financial support to attend a top business school and the personal support to find their path to success. The Fry Scholars’ Program, along with other IU awards, includes a scholarship to cover standard tuition, room and board, and fees.
  • The Dean’s Council Scholarship is a partial scholarship that provides academic, financial and professional development support. The Kelley Dean’s Council was established in 1972 with the mission to provide support to the dean of the Kelley School and serve as a liaison between the school and the business community.
  • The Conrad Prebys Scholars’ Program enables talented students to build a foundation for success at the Kelley School of Business. The program was established in 2016 as part of a $20 million gift to Kelley and Indiana University from Conrad Prebys—a proud Kelley alumnus and philanthropist. It supports direct admit first-year students to Kelley who have demonstrated academic excellence.

Award amount:

Varies

Eligibility requirements:

Special consideration for these three awards is given to students who come from backgrounds that have been historically underrepresented in higher education

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

MacDonald Scholars Program

The Scott MacDonald Scholars Program supports incoming IU Bloomington undergraduate students with a passion for civic engagement and a drive to create positive change in their communities and around the world. On campus, MacDonald Scholars connect with supportive staff members, community leaders, and one another through unique engagement opportunities. MacDonald Scholars engage in community service with Bloomington-based organizations, and they complete a minimum of 280 hours of service each year. They also meet one-on-one with the MacDonald Scholars Program Coordinator throughout their time at IU Bloomington.

Deadline for application:

February 1

Award amount:

$20,000 ($5,000/year for up to 4 years) or $36,000 ($9,000/year for up to 4 years) based on student residency

Eligibility requirements:

To be eligible for the MacDonald Scholars Program, an incoming freshman must:

  • Sumbit a complete  Admissions application by November 1
  • Have demonstrated financial need, verified through a completed FAFSA on file
  • Complete the General Application in the IU Scholarships tab in One.IU
  • Complete the supplemental questions section for the MacDonald Scholars Program within the General Application
  • Immigrants and children of immigrants are encouraged to apply for this scholarship

Residency:

In-state, Out-of-state

Office of Disability Services for Students Scholarships

Indiana University’s Disability Services for Students has a limited number of scholarships available for students with disabilities to help offset the cost of tuition. The scholarships are made possible through the generosity of the donors, the Division of Student Affairs, and the Office of Disability Services for Students. Applicants must be IU students who will be enrolled on the Bloomington campus in the upcoming school year.

The recipients of the DSS Scholarships have been selected for the 2019-2020 academic year. Please check with DSS or watch for an announcement each January when an application is posted on the website for the next academic year.

Deadline for application:

2020–2021

Award amount:

Varies

Eligibility requirements:

  • Student must be registered with the Office of Disability Services for Students.
  • Student meet the criteria stipulated by the donors listed on the Disability Services website.
  • Must be a full time student (see website for definitions).
  • For scholarships that give preference to students with demonstrated financial need, the applicant’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), calculated from their FAFSA, will be a determining factor after all other criteria have been met.
  • Once all criteria are met for scholarships that give preference to students with demonstrated financial need, the EFC and amount of Pell funding will be determining factors.

Residency:

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

Pell Promise

Federal Pell Grants are offered to incoming freshmen based on financial need. The Pell Promise provides the balance of funding needed to cover full tuition and fees for all admitted Indiana resident students who qualify for Pell Grants.

Award amount:

Tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by the Federal Pell Grant or other types of grant aid.

Eligibility requirements:

Students will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the IU Bloomington priority deadline (April 15) to be considered for an IU Pell Promise Award. If awarded a Federal Pell Grant, you will automatically be considered for the IU Pell Promise Award.

Residency:

In-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

Surplus Store Scholarship

The Surplus Store Scholarship was created with the surplus savings from the Indiana University Surplus Store. Due to the strategic management and vision of Surplus Store Manager Todd Reid and IU Document Service Center assistant director, Craig Porritt the IU Surplus Store Scholarship was created.

Deadline for application:

Scholarship recipients will be exclusively selected by the IU Office of Scholarships.

Award amount:

$20,000 total ($5,000 over four years)

Eligibility requirements:

The Surplus Store Scholarship is awarded each year to an incoming undergraduate freshman scholar who has financial need and is from an 11-county area as designated by IU Bloomington’s Center for Rural Engagement.

Residency:

In-state

The College of Arts + Sciences

The College of Arts and Sciences uses the Selective Scholarship Application to consider students for scholarships and special programs. Students indicating majors within the College of Arts and Sciences are eligible to be considered for these scholarships.

Freshman Scholarships—The College offers a number of scholarships to accomplished incoming freshmen. Amounts of the scholarships will vary and are based on academic merit, financial need, and/or donor intent.

Integrated Freshman Learning Experience (IFLE)—IFLE integrates coursework and research in biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience in two unique phases: A six-week residential summer research lab experience and a three-module freshman research-based biological sciences honors course. As an IFLE student, you will come to campus the summer before your freshman year for an intensive six-week research experience—related to your interests—in a faculty research laboratory. When the school year begins, you will participate in a two-semester research-based honors course covering genome biology, biochemistry, and neurobiology.

Science, Technology, and Research Scholars (STARS)—STARS is an extra-curricular program that accepts Direct Admit students with prior research experience and identified majors in Animal Behavior, Anthropology, Astronomy, Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Cognitive Science, Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, Geography, Microbiology, Neuroscience, Physics, Psychological and Brain Sciences, or Speech and Hearing Sciences. As a STARS participant, you’ll begin working with a research group the first semester of your freshman year under

Award amount:

Varies

Residency:

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

The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Scholarship Programs

The Luddy School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering recognizes academically successful resident and non-resident students through diverse scholarships and the direct admit community. To be considered for these opportunities and receive the Selective Scholarship Application, students need to showcase competitive grades, SAT or ACT scores, class rank, and demonstrated leadership skills. Applicants will need to major in either the Bachelor of Science in Informatics, the Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, the Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering, the Bachelor of Science in Data Science, or the Bachelor of Science in Cybersecurity and Global Policy.

Award amount:

Award amounts typically vary from $500 to $2,000 per year

Eligibility requirements:

Submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application. Students must also have a 3.75 or higher GPA, and a minimum new SAT score of 1310 (critical reading and math) or minimum ACT of 28. If your intended major is Intelligent Systems Engineering, you must also have a 620 minimum new SAT math score or 26 math ACT score.

Residency:

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

The Media School's Honors Programs

Students selected for the Ernie Pyle Scholars or Media Scholars honors programs are directly admitted into their major in The Media School and are eligible to enroll in up to six special honors courses. They travel as a group locally, nationally, and internationally with their faculty mentor, who advises them during their four years at The Media School.

  • Ernie Pyle Scholars are honors students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism (BAJ).
  • Media Scholars are honors students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Media (BAM) or Bachelor of Science in Game Design (BSGD).

Award amount:

Varies

Eligibility requirements:

Submit complete application for Admissions by November 1 and meet following academic standards to be considered for Selective Scholarship Application (SSA):

  • GPA of 3.6 or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Minimum score of 1280 on the SAT (verbal and math) or 27 on the ACT

Residency:

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

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs

The O’Neill School of Public and Environmental Affairs uses the Selective Scholarship Application to recognize high achieving resident and non-resident students with awards ranging from $750 to $7,000 per year and are renewable for four years. The O’Neill School is looking for students with high GPAs and test scores, as well as those with an interest in leading for the greater good and having a positive impact on our world and in our communities.

Award amount:

Multiple awards range from $750 to $7,000 per year and are renewable for four years.

Eligibility requirements:

Submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application.

Residency:

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

The School of Education Direct Admit Scholars Program

Students who have been invited to join the School of Education Direct Admit Scholars program are also invited to complete the Selective Scholarship Application (SSA) to be considered for School of Education scholarships. The direct admit program is designed to serve a small number of highly qualified incoming freshmen who demonstrate a strong academic background and a commitment to teaching. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit, quality of their Selective Scholarship Application, commitment to teaching, intended teaching area, and/or other relevant factors.

Award amount:

Awards are competitive and typically vary from $1,000 to $3,000 per year

Eligibility requirements:

Submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application.

Residency:

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

Wells Scholars Program

The Wells Scholars Program makes awards annually to 18–22 incoming freshmen who have shown exceptional academic accomplishment and promise, fine character and leadership, significant involvement in extracurricular activities, concern for their communities, and interest in the larger world. All high schools may nominate up to two seniors each year for consideration for the scholarship. Students who are not selected by their high school or otherwise wish to participate in the selection process can be considered for nomination by the Office of Admissions or the Office of International Services.

Award amount:

Wells Scholarships provide tuition, academic fees, a living-expenses stipend, a summer experience grant, and support for overseas study.

Eligibility requirements:

Outstanding students interested in the Wells Scholars Program nomination and selection process must be nominated and submit all required materials by November 1.

Residency:

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

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