Even the most promising students face challenges after high school. To support these students, OVPDEI sponsors scholarships and scholars programs for current and incoming IU students, specifically those from underrepresented and minority backgrounds.
Scholarships for Underrepresented and Minority Students
As a recipient of this award, I am inspired to continue my involvement in community activities that promote social awareness and justice for all.Stephanie Huezo
All Indiana University Campus Scholarship Opportunities for 2024-25
Learn more about select scholarships across the IU campuses for first-generation and students from diverse backgrounds.
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.
Johnson Underrepresented Student Scholarship (Any IU Campus)
To be considered for this scholarship, applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students from any IU campus. 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 will be given to African American students. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, first-generation college students, and students with demonstrated financial hardship. Consideration will be extended to students enrolled in the Center for Real Estate Studies.
I'm so grateful that donors have helped facilitate and actualize dreams into reality for IU students through scholarships that support students like me.Marlyatou Sow
Applications for select scholarships will close on March 31, 2024. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org for questions.
IU Bloomington Scholarship Opportunities for 2024-25
Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship (Bloomington & Kokomo Campuses)
The Bruce Shuck Family Native American Scholarship supports undergraduate and graduate students who demonstrate financial need, with preference to students of Native American descent.
(Not currently accepting applications.)
Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship (Bloomington campus)
The Carrie Parker Taylor Scholarship is named after the first African American woman to enroll at IU. Applicants must be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior and a participant within OVPDEI programs (such as 21st Century, FASE, Groups Scholars Program, or Hudson and Holland Scholars Program). Priority will be given to first-generation college students with demonstrated financial need.
Charlie and Jeanetta Nelms Bloomington Campus Scholarship (Bloomington campus)
The Charlie and Jeanetta Nelms scholarship seeks to support incoming fall 2024 freshmen on the Bloomington campus 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.
Joon Park Student Leadership Scholarship (Bloomington campus)
The Joon Park Student Leadership Scholarship awards one IU undergraduate student $1,000 to attend a conference or workshop focused on community engagement or community advocacy, or to attend an academic or professional development workshop. Special preference will be given to an undergraduate student who has been invited to present his or her work at a conference, or who has shown leadership experience on campus.
Wilma A. and Charles E. Harry, IV Family Scholarship (HHSP / Bloomington Campus)
This scholarship account was established as a family legacy by Jill Harry Rahman and Janet Harry, daughters of the late Charles and Wilma Harry, who both received their undergraduate and graduate degrees from Indiana University. Funds from this account will support a minimum of two annual scholarships for students in the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, included but not limited to financially challenged students, and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. Preferences will be given to African American students pursuing degrees in the School of Education or the School of Social Work.
Reverend Dr. Ernest D. Butler Humanitarian Scholarship (Bloomington Campus)
The Reverend Dr. Ernest D. Butler Humanitarian Scholarship assists incoming or currently enrolled full-time students with a demonstrated commitment to religious and community involvement. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including financially challenged students, and/or those with diverse cultural backgrounds. The scholarship will be renewable for up to four years for undergraduate students, and up to 3 years for graduate students.
Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship (Bloomington Campus)
The Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship awards students whose academic, professional, and personal accomplishments and goals exhibit tolerance, understanding, and commitment to service.
The late Reverend Dr. Butler serves as a role model for me. I hope one day I will be able to help others achieve their goals just as this scholarship has helped me.Bethany Habegger
LGBTQ+ Communities Scholarship Opportunities for 2024-25
Learn more about other opportunities.
Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarship
The Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarship supports sophomores, juniors, and seniors studying at IU Bloomington. A preference is given to students who identify as LGBTQ+, and students must have a demonstrated financial need and be in good academic standing. The Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarships honors the many years at IU in which Bill supported students, faculty, and staff in examining the complex issues of sexual orientation, gender identity, religious bias, racism, and sexual harassment.
To apply for the Bill Shipton LGBTQ+ Scholarship, complete the IU Scholarship Application in your One.IU account.
Hannah Wilson Memorial Service Scholarship (Bloomington Campus)
Hannah Wilson was a college senior two weeks away from graduating when her life was tragically taken. She received her degree posthumously in psychology and had planned to go to graduate school to pursue a career in counseling for the LGTBQ+ community. A fierce ally of the LGBTQ+ community and volunteer at the LGBTQ+ Culture Center, Hannah's friends established this scholarship with the blessing of her family to keep her legacy alive at Indiana University. Students selected for this scholarship may be undergraduate or graduate students pursuing a degree in counseling, sexual health, psychology, or a field dedicated to helping others. Applicants must demonstrate service with programming boards, volunteer activities, or other services that represent LGBTQ+ interests as determined by the director of the LGBTQ+ Culture Center.
James D. Fielding Student Advocacy & Leadership Award (Any IU Campus)
The James D. Fielding Student Advocacy & Leadership Award will provide preference to training and development activities on LGBTQ+ issues with the ultimate goal of building future leaders and advocates for civil and human rights. The award makes possible and accessible, training and development activities for full-time undergraduate or graduate students, Indiana University students from any campus.
Jennifer C. Hunt Family Scholarship (Bloomington Campus)
Undergraduate students currently enrolled on the Indiana University Bloomington campus and need funds and support to attain their educational goals. Special consideration will be given to underrepresented populations, including but not limited to financially challenged students and/or students with diverse cultural experiences. The Donor has a preference for LGBTQ students who are no longer receiving financial support from their parents after coming out as LGBTQ.
Jeffrey Haynes Hillis LGBTQ+ Scholarship (Bloomington Campus)
The Jeffrey Haynes Hillis LGBTQ+ Scholarship will be awarded to one full-time LGBTQ+ student from the Bloomington campus. The recipient will demonstrate leadership on LGBTQ+ issues on campus and/or in the community. The recipient selected may demonstrate financial hardship, be from a diverse background, or identify as a member of an underrepresented population.
Go to One.IU to apply.
Judy and Inez Reece Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Wellness (Bloomington Campus)
The Reece Scholarship for LGBTQ+ Wellness 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.
Life in Full Color Scholarship (Kokomo)
The Life in Full Color Scholarship supports an incoming freshman at IU Kokomo. Preference will be given to a self-identified LGBTQ+ student. The selected recipient may demonstrate financial challenges and/or have diverse cultural experiences. The scholarship may be renewed annually.
The Payne-Stone Scholarship seeks to support especially women who identify as lesbian and may have experienced financial hardship due to lack of family support. Special consideration will be given to LGBTQ+ self-identified graduate or undergraduate students from underrepresented populations, including students with diverse cultural experiences and/or demonstrated financial hardship.