Scholarships

The gift of an IU education

Every year, the IU Foundation awards a multitude of scholarships created by Indiana University alumni and friends who believe in the importance of education, and the potential of IU students. Most IU Foundation scholarships provide $1,000 to $2,000 per year to selected recipients.

Applying for scholarships

Complete IU’s general scholarship application

You can apply for the majority of IU Foundation scholarships through IU's general online scholarship application at One.iu.edu. Simply search for the "Scholarships (All IU Campuses)" task to get started. Completing the general application takes about 15 minutes and allows you to be automatically considered for many of the scholarships we offer.

Some scholarships may require that you answer further application questions or provide additional materials to be considered. We recommend that you periodically return to your online application to see if you are being considered for scholarships or have been asked to provide supplementary information.

Scholarship application period

The IU Foundation accepts general scholarship applications between September 1 and March 10. No applications will be considered outside this time frame

Scholarship acceptance notification

If you are chosen to receive an IU Foundation scholarship, you will be notified by the first week of May through your IU email address. Please check your IU email account and submit all the materials requested in your notification. IU Foundation scholarships will be applied in the fall of the following academic year.

No email will be sent if you are not selected to receive an IU Foundation scholarship.

Explore scholarship opportunities beyond the general IU form

The following IU Foundation scholarships are not included in IU’s general online application process and require individual applications. Details on how to apply are noted in the descriptions of each scholarship below.

  • Undergraduate/graduate student
  • High school graduate from Kokomo vicinity, including the counties of Cass, Miami, Grant, Tipton, Clinton, and Carroll
  • Interested in the study of law

Contact William E. Beck II, attorney at law, to request an application.

  • Undergraduate/graduate student
  • Agrees to serve as an intern for a designated period of time in a Monroe County, Indiana social service agency

Application can be found on the Bloomington Press Club website.

  • Incoming freshman admitted to IU's Bloomington campus
  • Graduate of North High School or F.J. Reitz High School in Evansville, Indiana, in alternating years
  • Demonstrates scholastic excellence and financial need

Contact the applicable high school (F.J. Reitz High School at 812-435-8206 or North High School at 812-435-8283) to request an application.

  • Full-time undergraduate student
  • Admitted to IU's Bloomington campus
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better
  • Demonstrates financial need
  • Active member of Chi Omega sorority
  • Shows promise of future usefulness to society

Contact leadership at Chi Omega Sorority’s Alpha Mu chapter to request an application.

  • Incoming freshman
  • Full-time student
  • Graduate of Bedford North Lawrence High School in Lawrence County, IN; Bloomfield Junior-Senior High School in Greene County, Indiana; or Eastern Greene High School in Greene County, Indiana
  • Must maintain at least a B average (i.e., 3.0 on a 4.0 scale) in high school
  • Demonstrates financial need, participation in extracurricular activities, and good character

Contact student’s high school to request an application:

  • Bedford North Lawrence High School—812-279-9756
  • Bloomfield Junior-Senior High School—812-384-4550
  • Eastern Greene High School—812-825-5621

  • Incoming freshman
  • Graduate of Salem High School in Salem, Indiana
  • Demonstrates academic achievement, impeccable character, and a record of community service

Contact Salem High School at 812-883-3904 to request an application.

  • A full-time undergraduate student entering senior year
  • Member of Phi Mu sorority
  • Demonstrates leadership skills

Contact leadership at Phi Mu sorority’s Delta Alpha Chapter to request an application.

  • Incoming freshman
  • Graduate of Jay County High School in Portland, Indiana

Contact Jay County High School at 260-726-9306 to request an application.

  • Full-time undergraduate/graduate student
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5
  • Active member of the Delta Chapter of the Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority
  • Have interest in the study of speech, telecommunications, or theatre and drama

Contact leadership at Kappa Kappa Gamma’s Theta Chapter to request an application.

  • Undergraduate/graduate student
  • Admitted to IU's Bloomington campus
  • Cumulative GPA of 2.4 or better
  • Member in good standing in Delta Upsilon fraternity
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership and integrity in all endeavors
  • Participates in extracurricular activities on behalf of the fraternity’s Indiana Chapter

Contact leadership at Delta Upsilons Indiana Chapter to request an application.

  • Incoming freshman admitted to IU's Bloomington campus
  • Full-time student
  • Graduate of Western Boone Junior-Senior High School in Thorntown, Indiana (or Heritage Hills High School in Lincoln City, Indiana, if there are no applicants from Western Boone Junior-Senior High School)
  • In top 25% of graduating class

Contact the applicable high school to request an application.

  • Undergraduate student currently attending IU Bloomington or IU Southeast
  • Graduate of Springs Valley High School in French Lick, Indiana
  • Demonstrates academic merit and financial need

Scholarship is renewable up to four years. Contact Springs Valley High School at 812-936-9984 to request an application.

  • Undergraduate student attending classes on the Bloomington campus
  • Participant in Little 500
  • Someone who has overcome adversity

Consideration for this scholarship is based on nomination. To nominate someone, submit this nomination form, including an essay describing why the nominee should receive the scholarship, by March 10.

  • Undergraduate student within the Kelley School of Business or graduate student within the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences in the College of Arts and Sciences
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA
  • Gross family income not to exceed $100,000
  • Employes in a part-time job

Graduate students in the Speech and Hearing program: 
To apply, please contact Marcia Humphress in the Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences at 812-855-4156

Undergraduate students in the Kelley School of Business:
Application can be found on the Kelly School of Business website.

  • Junior/senior currently attending classes full time on the Bloomington campus
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Demonstrates outstanding leadership and a commitment to enriching the IU student body through constructive engagement with the university

IU Bloomington faculty and staff are invited to nominate candidates. To do so, submit this nomination form, including a 250-500 word letter of recommendation, by March 10.

  • Undergraduate student
  • Active members and coaches, in good standing, of  Phi Delta Theta’s Indiana Alpha Chapter

Contact leadership at Phi Delta Theta Indiana Alpha Chapter to apply.

  • Incoming freshman admitted to the IU Southeast or IU Bloomington campus
  • Graduate of Clarksville High School and resident of Clarksville, Indiana
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale (B average)

Contact Clarksville High School at 812-282-8231 to request an application.

  • Undergraduate/graduate student
  • Working at WonderLab Museum of Science, Health and Technology in Bloomington, Indiana

Contact WonderLab (812-337-1337) to request an application.

  • Admitted to the Bloomington campus
  • Minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA
  • Declared major with preference given to those in liberal arts or the Kelley School of Business
  • Member in good standing with Delta Upsilon fraternity
  • Demonstrates exceptional leadership within the Delta Upsilon house at IU Bloomington
  • Strong record of participation in extracurricular activities on campus

Contact leadership at Delta Upsilon Indiana Chapter to request an application.

Contact Us

If you have questions, please email iufschol@indiana.edu or call Wendy Dion, IU Foundation scholarship manager, at 800-558-8311.