Available Scholarships

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We’ve gathered these scholarships in one place to make your search easier. You won’t find every scholarship in the universe here. Even within IU Bloomington, there are many scholarships that are specific to schools and departments, and we couldn’t possibly list them all. We encourage you to leave no stone unturned—look for scholarships outside IU and other types of funding, like financial aid and grants.

You can filter the scholarship results according to the type that best describes you.

If you are a non-traditional student, someone who has delayed enrollment after finishing high school or is returning to college after a significant break, please click here.

International Student Scholarships

Hello, international students! We appreciate the global perspective you bring to the Hoosier Scholar community. To be considered for Selective Scholarships, you must apply to IU by November 1 in the year before the fall semester starts. Some scholarships are awarded based solely on academic merit, and others consider additional factors. For some, all you need to do is apply to IU, and your application is automatically evaluated for eligibility. Others ask for separate applications and materials.

Here are the scholarships you may be eligible for.


IU Global Engagement Scholarship

Description of the scholarship:

The IU Global Engagement Scholarships are awarded to incoming freshmen 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:
Submit a complete application for admission to Indiana University by February 1, 2017, for consideration.
Award Amount:
$1,000-11,000 per year
Renewal requirements:
Four-year renewable scholarship

Hutton Honors College

Description of the scholarship:

The exceptional and highly motivated freshmen who meet the Hutton Honors College’s automatic invitation eligibility criteria may also apply for a Hutton Honors College Scholarship.

Deadline for application:
To be reviewed for Hutton Honors College scholarships, students who meet the HHC 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 and consideration from the Hutton Honors College.
Award Amount:
Average $2,000-$3,000
Renewal requirements:
Renewable for four years (eight semesters) by maintaining a 3.4 or above GPA, completing a minimum of three graded honors courses during the first two years, and attending at least one approved cultural/educational event each year.

The College of Arts and Sciences

Description of the scholarship:

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)—This opportunity combines study and research in biology, biochemistry, and neuroscience beginning with a six-week summer lab program before the start of the freshman year and continuing into the academic year with a two-semester research-based honors course.
  • Science, Technology, and Research Scholars (STARS)—This program offers four years of faculty-mentored research experience to a small number of accomplished undergraduate students committed to research in the sciences. 

Deadline for application:

The minimum academic standards to be considered for all of these opportunities are the same and mirror the criteria for Direct Admission Standards. Students must submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 and indicate a major within the College of Arts and Sciences to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application.


The School of Education Direct Admit Scholars Program

Description of the scholarship:

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.  

Deadline for application:
Submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application.
Award Amount:
Awards are competitive and typically vary from $1,000 to $3,000 per year.
Renewal requirements:
Most are renewable for up to four years (eight semesters) of study at IU. Eligibility and renewal criteria are specific to each award.

The School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering Scholarship Programs

Description of the scholarship:

The 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, or the Bachelor of Science in Intelligent Systems Engineering.

Deadline for application:

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.

Award Amount:
Award amounts vary from $500 to $2,000 per year.
Renewal requirements:
Many available scholarships are renewable for additional years by maintaining good academic standing in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering.

School of Global and International Studies

Description of the scholarship:

The School of Global and International Studies selects highly qualified incoming freshmen for its Direct Admit Scholars program. From their first day on campus, this cohort of scholars are connected with our top faculty members, accomplished alumni, and distinguished guests.

Deadline for application:

Submit a complete IU application for admission by November 1.

Students must also have a 3.7 on a 4.0 scale or higher cumulative GPA, a minimum SAT of 1260, revised SAT of 1320 (critical reading and math) or ACT of 28, and declare a SGIS degree as their intended major.

Award Amount:
$2,500 (one time - first year)

The Media School

Description of the scholarship:

The Media School uses the Selective Scholarship Application to consider students for the Journalism Honors Program. Approximately 20 students each year become Ernie Pyle Scholars, which involves a faculty mentor, honors sections of core journalism classes and unique travel opportunities. This program is limited to students who have indicated journalism as their intended major.

Deadline for application:

Students must submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 and meet the following academic standards to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application:

  • SAT score of 1320 or above (Critical Reading and Math) OR ACT Composite score of 28 or above
  • GPA of 3.7/4.0 or above OR ranking in the top 15 percent of graduating class
Award Amount:
Award amounts vary.

Jacobs School of Music

Description of the scholarship:

Students applying for the Jacobs School of Music are not considered for Dean's or Provost's Scholarships. The Jacobs School of Music administers merit-based scholarships for their students, taking into consideration the combination of academic achievement and talent as it is demonstrated in the audition. Jacobs School of Music applicants may still apply for other IU scholarship opportunities through the Selective Scholarship Application.


Wells Scholars Program

Description of the scholarship:

The Wells Scholars Program awards 18–22 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 Indiana high schools and selected out-of-state high schools may nominate up to two seniors each year for consideration for the scholarship. Students who do not attend high schools eligible to nominate, including international students, can be considered for nomination by the Office of Admissions.

Deadline for application:
  • Outstanding students interested in being considered for nomination by the IU Bloomington Office of Admissions must submit all required items by October 15th.
  •  October 1st is the “Received by” deadline by which eligible high schools must submit their nominations.
Award Amount:
Wells Scholarships provide tuition, academic fees, a living-expenses stipend, a summer experience grant, and support for overseas study.
Renewal requirements:
The scholarship is renewable for a total of up to four years of undergraduate study at IU Bloomington if the student maintains a 3.4 GPA and meets additional requirements.

Office of Disability Services for Students Scholarships

Description of the scholarship:

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. Once all criteria are met for those scholarships with preference supporting students with demonstrated financial need, the expected family contribution based on FAFSA and level of Pell award will be a determining factor.

Deadline for application:
The recipients of the DSS Scholarships have been selected for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please check with DSS or watch for an announcement each January when an application is posted on the website.

IU Jewish Studies Scholarships

Description of the scholarship:

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.

Deadline for application:
Wednesday, January 17, 2018
Award Amount:
Varies up to $10,000/year.
Renewal requirements:
Scholarship recipients must become and remain full-time students and maintain a 3.0 or higher GPA as majors or certificate students in Jewish Studies at IU Bloomington through the funded year/s. Students receiving four-year scholarships may use them, after their freshman year, toward a semester/year of study at Hebrew University, Ben-Gurion University, Haifa University, or Tel Aviv University in Israel, at predominantly Jewish Studies academic programs abroad; for IU sponsored or co-sponsored overseas study programs; or, for full-time, unpaid Jewish Studies-related internships away from IU.

IU Alumni Association Scholarships

Description of the scholarship:

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:
The recipients of the IU Alumni Association Scholarships have been selected for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check back in fall 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year application deadline.

IU Foundation Scholarships

Description of the scholarship:

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 Tami Loveless at 1-800-558-8311.

Deadline for application:
The recipients of the IU Foundation Scholarships have been selected for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check back in fall 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year application deadline.
Renewal requirements:
Nonrenewable

Residential Programs and Services Scholarships

Description of the scholarship:

Residential Programs and Services (RPS) offers a number of scholarships to students each year. Please read the scholarship descriptions carefully to determine if you meet the requirements. More detailed descriptions are available on the applications. Provide thorough answers to allow the selection committee can fairly consider your application.

Per FAFSA regulations, acceptance of a scholarship may affect your financial aid status and/or award amounts. You must indicate on the application that you understand this to accept any awarded scholarship.

Deadline for application:
The recipients of the RPS Scholarships have been selected for the 2017-2018 academic year. Please check back in fall 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year application deadline.
Renewal requirements:
Nonrenewable