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.

The IU School of Public and Environmental Affairs (SPEA) offers the #1 programs for nonprofit management and environmental policy and management, according to U.S. News & World Report.


Hudson & Holland Scholars Program

Description of the scholarship:

The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program (HHSP) recognizes academically outstanding Indiana resident and non-resident students. The mission of the program is to recruit, retain and graduate students from underrepresented populations (African American, Hispanic, and Native American). Primary consideration is given to underrepresented populations, but other applicants are considered and encouraged to apply. Competitive students should have strong grades, SAT or ACT scores, demonstrated leadership ability and a commitment to serving their community.

Additional funding is available to HHSP recipients through Partnership Awards. For a complete list of Partnership Awards, please visit this link.

Deadline for application:
Current students and transfer students can apply to the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program through the application on their website.  The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program has completed selections for the 2017-2018 academic year.  Please check back in fall 2017 for the 2018-2019 academic year application deadline.
Award Amount:
$6,000 per year, with additional funding available via HHSP Partnership Awards with various departments and schools at Indiana University.
Renewal requirements:
Renewable. Students must have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average each year in order to be eligible for renewal of the full scholarship.

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.


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 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 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 scholarship awards of varying amounts. The awards range from $2,000 to $5,000 per year, and some are renewable for all 4 years of school. SPEA also provides specific award $2,000 awards to students living in the Civic Leaders Center, SPEA’s Living-Learning Community on campus.  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:
Award amounts vary from $2,000 to $5,000 per year. Some are renewable for up to four years.

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.

The Media School

Description of the scholarship:

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)

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:

  • Minimum score of 1300 on the SAT (verbal and math) or 27 on the ACT
  • GPA of 3.7 or above on a 4.0 scale or be in the top 15 percent of their 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 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)

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 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:
The recipients of the Overseas Studies Scholarships have been selected for the 2016-2017 academic year. Please check back in fall 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year application deadline.

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.

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

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

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:

The recipient of the P. J. and Hilda W. Hill Award has been selected for the 2016-2017 academic year.  Please check back in fall 2017 for the 2017-2018 academic year application deadline.

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.

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.

Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship

Description of the scholarship:

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.

Deadline for application:
The recipient of the Carrie Parker Taylor 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:
Nonrenewable