IU School, College & Department Scholarships

Your academic department, school, or college can be a good place to look for additional scholarships.

Please visit the websites below for more information.

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The P. J. and Hilda W. Hill Award

Description of the scholarship:

The Office of the Vice Provost for Student Affairs invites Indiana University seniors to apply for the P.J. and Hilda W. Hill Award. The recipient of this $5,000 award is presented to an outstanding senior on the IU Bloomington campus who has done the most to “better race relationships on the IU campus” during his or her undergraduate career. To be eligible for The P. J. and Hilda W. Hill Award, graduating seniors must submit the application, including a resume, three letters of recommendation, and a 1-page essay.  For more information about this award and the essay prompt, please click here.

Deadline for application:
Friday, February 25, 2017
Award Amount:
$5,000
Renewal requirements:
Nonrenewable

The Bruce Shuck Family Scholarship

Description of the scholarship:

The Bruce Shuck Family Scholarship is intended to promote Native American student involvement at Indiana University Bloomington. Each year, two students will be selected for this scholarship. It is available to Native American students, enrolled full time at IUB, with a 3.0 or higher and with demonstrated financial need. The Bruce Shuck Family Scholarship is for undergraduate and graduate Native American students who demonstrate financial need. 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.

For consideration for the Bruce Shuck Family Scholarship, please complete and submit this application form. This scholarship is intended to promote Native American student involvement at IU.

If you have any questions about the application, please contact the Office of Scholarships at achieve@indiana.edu or (812) 855-5779.

Deadline for application:

The recipient of the Bruce Shuck Family Scholarship has been selected for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please check back in fall 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year application deadline.

Renewal requirements:
This award is renewable by meeting the outlined renewal policies established by the Office of Scholarships.

Kelley Scholars Program

Description of the scholarship:

The Kelley Scholars Program offers a prestigious scholarship for approximately ten outstanding incoming freshman students who are Indiana residents with business majors.

Deadline for application:
Submit a complete application by November 1 to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application. Students must also be offered direct admission to the Kelley School of Business, and have a minimum ACT score of 32 or SAT score of 1350 (Critical Reading and Math) on the old SAT or 1410 (Evidence-Based Reading & Writing and Math) on the new SAT, along with a 3.8 GPA.
Award Amount:
The award supplements other IU funding received at the time of admission to provide up to four consecutive years of standard tuition and fees, a stipend for living expenses, and a study abroad opportunity.
Renewal requirements:
The Kelley Scholarship is renewable for up to four consecutive years (eight semesters, fall & spring) of study at IU Bloomington by maintaining a 3.5 cumulative program GPA and meeting additional requirements.

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 or the School of Art and Design 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 the Hutton Honors College. Students must submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 and indicate a major within the College of Arts and Sciences or the School of Art and Design to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application.


The School of Education Direct Admit Scholars Program

Description of the scholarship:

The School of Education Direct Admit Scholars Program offers direct admission to a small number of highly qualified incoming freshmen who demonstrate a strong academic background and a commitment to teaching. Students invited to join the direct admit program are invited to complete the Selective Scholarship Application for scholarship consideration. Scholarship recipients are selected on the basis of academic merit, quality of 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 Public and Environmental Affairs

Description of the scholarship:

The School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) uses the Selective Scholarship Application to recognize high achieving resident and non-resident students with Academic Admission awards in the amount of $4,000 per year. Students who are invited to complete the SPEA SSA will also be considered for a one-time $2,000 award.  Preference for this award is given to students who indicate interest in the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center on their housing application.

Deadline for application:
Submit a complete Admissions application by November 1 to be considered for the Selective Scholarship Application.
Award Amount:
Academic Admission awards are $4,000 per year. $2,000 awards are one-time scholarships.
Renewal requirements:
Recipients must remain in good standing, both academically and non-academically. Recipients must also enroll in and complete at least 9 credit hours of SPEA coursework in the fall and spring semesters.

The School of Informatics and Computing Scholarship Programs

Description of the scholarship:

The School of Informatics and Computing 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 and Computing.

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.

School of Global and International Studies

Description of the scholarship:

The School of Global and International Studies selects highly qualified incoming freshman 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)

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.


IU Office of Overseas Study Scholarships

Description of the scholarship:

Overseas Study awards over $100,000 in scholarship support annually on the basis of financial need and academic merit. Scholarships are available in several categories, including Program Specific Scholarships, Minority Scholarships, Internship Incentive Grants, and Scholarships for Students from Other IU Campuses. Apply for a scholarship online when you apply for your program.

Deadline for application:
Varies
Award Amount:
Varies
Renewal requirements:
Varies

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:
February 2, 2017
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.

OVPDEMA Study Abroad Scholarship

Description of the scholarship:

Must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program on the IU Bloomington campus. Must be in any of the following programs to apply: 21st Century Scholars Program, Groups Scholars Program, Hudson and Holland Scholars Program, Academic Support Center (OVPDEMA-funded tutors only), or the FASE Mentoring Program (FASE mentors only). Must have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5. Must be accepted into an IU Study Abroad program that offers credit.

Deadline for application:

March 13, 2017 for Summer 2017 Study Abroad

May 22, 2017 for Fall 2017 Study Abroad

Award Amount:
$500-$4,000

RPS Scholarships

Description of the scholarship:

Please read the scholarship descriptions carefully to determine if you are eligible. More detailed descriptions are available on the applications. Scholarship applications are due in PDF format by Friday, February 27, 2016 to rpssps@indiana.edu. Please provide thorough answers to allow the committee to fairly consider your application.

Deadline for application:
February 27, 2016
Award Amount:
Varies
Renewal requirements:
Nonrenewable