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
Scholarships for hardworking and talented students
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.
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
Process and priority dates for the Wells Scholarship
This prestigious scholarship provides full tuition, mandatory and course-related fees, and a living stipend for four years. It also has its own nomination process and earlier priority dates.Learn about the Wells Scholars Program
Many sources of aid
Remember: scholarships at IU are competitive, and they’re just one of several kinds of financial aid you can receive. Be sure to look for other sources of scholarships in places like your high school and community.