Indiana Latino Institute

Steps to Achieve Academic Success and Understand Financial Aid

Learn about important academic success, enrollment, and financial literacy resources available to 21st Century scholars and their families. Available in both Spanish and English.

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Steps to Engage with Colleges and Universities

Take a virtual tour of IU’s campuses and regional centers and engage with current scholars to hear what it takes to be college ready.

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Steps to Finding the Best Fit for Life after College

Discover how starting career planning early can lead to more meaningful workplace engagement.

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Saber es el poder!

Hear from IU faculty, alumni, students, and other parents. El rumbo a la universidad: Saber es el poder! (The road to the university: Knowledge is power!).

  • When do I start planning for college?
  • How can parents best support their student?
  • How can I pay for college?
  • What role do professors play outside the classroom?
  • I got to college, now what?

Scholarships For Underserved and First-Generation Students

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Jan Marie Carroll Bicentennial Scholarship awarded to undergraduate or graduate students on any IU campus pursuing a non-general studies degree. Students from underrepresented populations, including financially challenged students, will be given primary consideration.

Johnson Underrepresented Student Scholarship awarded to undergraduate or graduate student(s) on any campus who are Indiana residents from the Indianapolis Public School district.

21st Century Scholars Program Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition to income-eligible students at any of IU’s nine campuses, as well as step-bystep guidance and support to make sure scholars succeed in college and receive support to finish their degree. Some campuses offer grant aid to cover indirect expenses such as room, board, and books.

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Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program gives top-achieving high school graduates in Indiana a head start on reaching their college goals with a fouryear renewable scholarship to attend IU Bloomington, IUPUI, or any regional campus. Funded by the Lilly Endowment Inc., the program welcomes a minimum of 30 incoming Indiana University freshmen every year.

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Asian Alumni Association Scholarship awarded to undergraduate and graduate students attending any IU campus.

Latino Alumni Association Scholarship awarded to undergraduate and graduate students attending any IU campus.

LGBTQ+ Alumni Association Academic Scholarship awarded to students on any IU campus based on their academics, career goals, financial need, leadership, community service, and extracurricular activities. Consideration given for involvement in activities raising awareness of LGBTQ+ issues.

Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Scholarship awarded to undergraduate and graduate minority students attending any IU campus.

The Groups Scholars Program Scholarship was created to increase college attendance among first-generation, high-achieving, underrepresented students. The program provides academic, financial, and social support to help students attain a bachelor’s degree at Indiana University.

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Access to Excellence Scholarship for participants in a program within the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.

Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship 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.

Charlie and Jeanetta Nelms Bloomington Scholarship seeks to support incoming fall 2023 freshmen from the Indianapolis public school or Gary public school system. Priority will be given to students majoring in education, nursing, informatics, or life sciences. This scholarship is renewable for up to four years with the maintenance of a 2.75 GPA and a letter of reference from an academic advisor or faculty member.

The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program Scholarship offers financial support for high-achieving students from communities historically excluded due to race and ethnicity. The program provides funding to cover in-state tuition and mandatory fees (or equal to the amount of in-state tuition and mandatory fees for non-resident students) and a variety of enrichment and holistic support programs that enable diverse populations of students to be engaged, persist, and advance.

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Jeffery Haynes Hillis LGBTQ+ Scholarship awarded to a recipient based on leadership for LGBTQ+ issues on campus and/or in the community, a record of academic achievement, future career goals, financial need, volunteer involvement, and other extracurricular activities.

Rev. Dr. Ernest E. Butler Humanitarian Scholarship for incoming or currently enrolled full-time students with a demonstrated commitment to religious and community involvement. Special consideration is given to underserved populations, including, but not limited to, financially challenged students and/or those with diverse cultural backgrounds.

Wilma A. and Charles E. Harry, IV Family Scholarship for a Hudson & Holland Scholar pursuing degrees in the School of Education or the School of Social Work. Visit for additional IU Bloomington scholarships.

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Bowen Scholars Program for students who have maintained good standing in the Ivy Tech Bowen Scholars Program, who have been admitted to IUPUI, and who have earned an associate degree or are in select Ivy Tech degree programs and successfully executed a transfer plan developed with the Office of IUPUI/Ivy Tech Coordinated Programs.

Neal-Marshall Indianapolis Alumni Chapter Merit Scholarships awarded to undergraduate and graduate students from Central Indiana attending Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis. Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program for adults with dependents in their household, college-age youth and adults with physical disabilities, or former/ current foster youth working toward a first undergraduate degree.

Senior Academy Freshman (IPS) Scholarship designed to partially support tuition and books for beginning freshmen who show the potential for academic excellence at IUPUI.

Sindoqua Scholarship for Native Americans to support members of a native tribe or once native to the state of Indiana. Priority given to members of the Miami, Potawatomi, Shawnee, Wea, Kickapoo, Ottawa, Chippewa, Delaware, or Mahican tribes. Additional tribes recognized in the United States or Canada also may be considered.

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Charlie and Jeanetta Nelms Scholarship awarded to IU East students for demonstrated academic potential in his or her chosen field of study.

Gloria and Joseph Allwarden and Lillian and Antonio Cruz-Uribe Scholarship awarded to IU East undergraduate or graduate students from underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

Ontonio Ochoa Memorial Scholarship awarded to undergraduate students with financial need. Preference is given to students who are single parents. Students must be United States citizens or legal permanent residents.

Walter & Robert Havighurst Minority Fund awarded to a degree-seeking student for demonstrated academic potential in his or her chosen field of study.

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IU Fort Wayne Academic Leadership Award is a renewable, admissions-based scholarship awarded to high-achieving high school seniors planning to attend IU Fort Wayne for fall 2022.

IU Fort Wayne Transfer Excellence Award is an admission-based scholarship available to all incoming students transferring to IU Fort Wayne from another college or university outside of the IU system. This scholarship is renewable for up to two years.

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Cora and Franklin Breckenridge Scholarship for incoming or continuing students enrolled at IU Kokomo with either full or part-time enrollment and a minimum 2.3 GPA.

Destination: Education IUK Scholarship awarded to Howard County residents with demonstrated financial need and who exhibit the ability to compete in university classes. Recipients may have family barriers that would prevent them from accessing college opportunities.

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Chase Scholarship for African American or Latino students with demonstrated financial need who reside in Lake or Porter County in Indiana. To compete for this award, students should rank in the top 25% of their graduating class and demonstrate leadership ability.

Latino Hoosier Hero Scholarship for full-time students with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference is given to students of Latino heritage for this annual scholarship. The scholarship may be renewed with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above.

Student Support Services Scholarship for low-income qualifying students who are both first in their families to attend college and who have disabilities.

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Dr. Richmond E. Calvin Scholarship awarded to African American/Black sophomores, juniors, or seniors pursuing a degree and career in education; the scholarship is renewable provided students maintain a 2.0 GPA.

IU South Bend Black Council Scholarship supports financial awards for meritorious students; preference is given to African American students attending IUSB.

Opportunity Scholarship special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences.

“Your Dreams are Possible” Karen White Scholarship for sophomores enrolled full-time at IU South Bend who are 21st Century Scholars, have financial need, a minimum GPA of 2.5 on a 4.0 scale, no academic or disciplinary probation actions, and engaged in community service while attending high school.

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Black Achievers Scholarship awarded to incoming students with a SAT of 1000 or ACT of 20, minimum High School GPA of 2.5; Gain regular admission to IU Southeast; Must be a Louisville Black Achiever Program participant. Scholarship may be renewed if the cumulative IU GPA is 2.5 or above.

IUS McPheeters Scholarship for undergraduate students from underserved minority backgrounds with a minimum 21 ACT/1080 SAT and 3.0 GPA; scholarship requires full-time (15 credit hours) enrollment each semester and may be renewed.

J. Terrence and Peggy Cody Scholarship for African American and/or firstgeneration students interested in majoring in business and economics. Nursing students will also be considered as recipients.

Monroe Shine Scholarship for business students majoring in accounting with intent on entering public accounting on graduation. Preference given to minority students. Award covers books, fees, and tuition for up to 15 hours.

Pre-College Programs

Experience for Life

IU offers a wide range of programs year-round for students of all ages and interests, from pre-K through high school. Whatever your goals, we have a pre-college program for you! For a complete list, view our campus websites.

  • African American Arts Institute Camp S.O.U.L.
    High School, IU Bloomington, 812-855-0816
    Spend six days studying African American musical art forms, including spirituals, blues, and hip-hop.
  • Jim Holland Summer Enrichment Program
    Grades 8, 9, & 10, IU Bloomington, 812-856-3984
    Broaden your horizons in science with dynamic lectures, discussions, and laboratory experiences.
  • Minority Engineering Advancement Program
    Middle School, IUPUI, 317-274-2943
    Explore the engineering and technology fields while participating in fun, interactive projects. 
  • Physics Exploration Camp
    High School, IU Fort Wayne, 260-481-6306
    Learn about and perform astronomy, laser physics, quantum optics, and nanotechnology experiments.
  • School of Informatics and Computing Summer Technology Camps
    High School, IUPUI, 317-274-7380
    Discover how informatics and computing are shaping our world during these one-week, high-energy workshops.
  • Science Rocks Summer Camp
    Middle School, IU Kokomo, 765-455-9305
    Complete exciting projects in biology, health science, chemistry, and geology.
  • Summer Explorations – College of Engineering, Technology, and Computer Science
    Middle School, IU Fort Wayne, 260-481-6905
    Explore computer science, math and science, engineering, and physics.

College Readiness Academy

IU offers a series of programs and resources designed to help you navigate the resources available for your college readiness planning. Grouped by grade level, the College Readiness Academy provides information sessions and hands-on workshops to help you navigate the college-going process at critical, timesensitive points along your journey. Representatives will be on-site to help you explore options. Visit to learn more.