OVPDEI Scholarships

Scholarship Deadline extended until April 30, 2024.

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.

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Jan Marie Carroll Bicentennial Scholarship (Any IU Campus)

IU students must have a completed FAFSA on file.

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.

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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.

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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 April 30, 2024. Please email us at vpdei@iu.edu 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.

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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.

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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. 

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Wilma A. and Charles E. Harry, IV Family Scholarship (HHSP / Bloomington Campus)

Charles and Wilma HarryThis 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.

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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.

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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.

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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