Applications for the 2016-17 academic year are due any time between Friday, November 13, 2015, and Friday, January 29, 2016, at 5 p.m.
These are full-year awards. If you will be on campus only for the fall semester of the 2016-17 academic year, you are welcome to apply, but, if selected, you will receive only half the award. You will be notified if you have received a scholarship by mid-March.
- Part I
Regardless of how many scholarships you are applying for, you only need to complete “Part I: Personal and Academic Information” of the Online Application Form once.
You profile will automatically be saved when you select “continue” at the bottom of the screen, after completing Part I.
- Part II
At this point, you will be directed to “Part II: Individual Scholarship Application.”
You must submit a separate essay for each scholarship for which you hope to be considered and should tailor your essays toward the scholarship in question.
You must explain how you meet the criteria and why you should be considered for the scholarship for which you are applying.
You can access the essay portion of the application as many times as you chose and will not be timed out. However, you cannot save your work and return to the essay later.
You should write your essay(s) in a word processing program and then copy and paste your work into the online form.
You must submit the names of two SPEA faculty members who can serve as references. No reference letters are needed, only the names of the SPEA faculty. SPEA faculty includes anyone who has taught you in a SPEA course.
- Scholarships and financial aid information
Per university guidelines, SPEA uses FASFA information from the current academic year (2015– 16) to determine eligibility for scholarships that list financial need as a criteria.
For more information on how FASFA is used to determine eligibility for need-based awards, visit Student Central.
The receipt of a scholarship may result in the reduction or repayment of need-based financial assistance previously awarded to the student by Indiana University.
In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Student Financial Assistance is required to monitor whether a student's total financial assistance remains within their financial need-based eligibility.
Similar practices are followed with some institutional need-based grants. Whenever possible, self-help awards (loans and Federal Work-Study) are reduced before federal or institutional gift-aid.