Scholarships

Scholarships for hardworking and talented students

IU Bloomington scholarships reward students for past accomplishments and enable future achievement. The Office of Scholarships is your go-to source for information about many of the scholarships IU offers, as well as important dates and deadlines.

Go to the Office of Scholarships website

Incoming freshmen, apply by November 1

To be considered for IU Academic Scholarships, you must submit a complete application for admission including official transcript, IU-specific essay, and test scores (if applicable*) by the early action (non-binding) deadline of November 1. Electronically submitted materials must be received by November 1, and hard copy materials must be postmarked on or before November 1.

If you meet the November 1 scholarship deadline, you may submit updated SAT and/or ACT scores until January 15 for additional scholarship consideration. Updated scores will be evaluated and notification will be made on a rolling basis for those who qualify. After the November 1 deadline, scholarship opportunities are limited.

*Admission to IU is now test-optional. To find out if this is the right path for you, learn more about our test-optional admissions policy.

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Abby Settle

Thanks to her Cox Research Scholarship, Abby Settle will graduate with four years of research experience. Abby says, “This scholarship has opened up several doors for me, including a semester abroad, research, and volunteer opportunities.”

71% of IU Bloomington undergraduates received grant or scholarship aid in 2019–2020, National Center for Education Statistics

$272+ million in scholarships and grants awarded to IU Bloomington students in 2019–2020