OVPDEMA is currently accepting scholarship applications for the 2021-2022 academic year. Please check scholarship guidelines for specific criteria. There are also select opportunities for IU students presently enrolled in any of the seven IU campuses or two IU centers. US citizenship is not required, except where noted. You can apply here by March 31, 2021.
Currently, there are ten scholarships open.
- Jan Marie Carroll Bicentennial Scholarship (Any IU Campus). This scholarship accepts applications from undergraduate or graduate students on any IU campus pursuing a non-general studies degree and have a minimum GPA of at least 3.3. Students must demonstrate financial need as determined by the IU Office of Financial Aid. Students from underrepresented populations, including financially challenged students, will be given primary consideration, and donor prefers female students. This scholarship will be renewable upon yearly review.
- Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship. This scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need, with preference to students of Native American descent.
- Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship. Named after the first African American woman to enroll at IU. Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior and a participant within OVPDEMA programs (such as 21st Century, FASE, Groups Scholars Program, or Hudson and Holland Scholars Program). Priority consideration to first-generation college students with demonstrated financial need.
- Charlie and Jeanetta Nelms Bloomington Campus Scholarship. This scholarship supports upcoming fall 2021 freshmen on the Bloomington campus from the Indianapolis public school or Gary public school system. Students majoring in education, nursing, informatics, or life sciences receive priority.
- Hannah Wilson Memorial Service Scholarship. Awarded to undergraduate or graduate students pursuing degrees in counseling, sexual health, psychology, or a field dedicated to helping others and represent LGBTQ+ interests through involvement on the Bloomington campus.
- James Fielding LGBTQ+ Student Advocacy & Leadership Scholarship. This scholarship provides funding for training and development activities on LGBTQ+ issues with the ultimate goal of building future leaders and advocates for civil and human rights.
- Joon Park Student Leadership Scholarship. Awarded to one IU undergraduate student, this scholarship provides $1,000 to attend a conference or workshop focused on community engagement or community advocacy or to attend an academic or professional development workshop. An undergraduate student invited to present their work at a conference or who shows leadership experience on campus will receive particular preference.
- Johnson Underrepresented Student Scholarship. Recipients must be Indiana residents from the Indianapolis Public Schools District (IPS) and Marion County Township Schools in Indiana, excluding public and private charter schools. Preference to African American students, with special consideration given to underrepresented populations, first-generation college students, and students with demonstrated financial hardship. At the donor's request, students enrolled in the Center for Real Estate Studies will receive consideration.
- Judy and Inez Reece Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Wellness. This scholarship is designated to support self-identified trans students, self-identified LGBTQ+ students, and students who have volunteered or advocated for LGBTQ+ issues at IU Bloomington.
- Wilma A. and Charles E. Harry, IV Family Scholarship. This scholarship is given annually to two students in the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program. Special consideration to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students or students with diverse cultural experiences. African American students pursuing degrees in the School of Education or the School of Social Work receive preference.