So maybe the financial aid gods aren’t favoring you and your child slacked on getting scholarships while in high school. What now?
It might seem like the time to apply is over, but don’t worry, you’re not totally out of luck. There are several scholarships your student can and should apply for while at IU.
The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program
This program is mainly for incoming freshmen, but it does offer limited amount of spots for first- and second-year students as well as transfer students.
Due date: March 1, 2019.
Eligibility: This program is open to all students, but strong consideration is given to students with underrepresented minority backgrounds. According to its website, students typically need a 3.5 GPA to be competitive.
Hutton Honors College
The Hutton Honors College only awards scholarships to incoming freshmen who are accepted into the college, but its grant program is open to anyone. The college offers grants for research, thesis work, capstone projects, internships, travel abroad and more.
Due date: Varies because grants are given on a semester basis. Check out its website at https://hutton.indiana.edu/index.html.
Eligibility: Maintain a 3.4 overall GPA and a 3.7 GPA within your major.
Cox Scholars Program
Many of the Cox Scholars scholarships are only for incoming freshmen as well, but your student can still apply to be a Cox Legacy Scholar throughout their time at IU.
Due Date: March 1, 2019. Priority deadline February 1.
Eligibility: This scholarship is mainly based on having a job. Students must earn at least 25 percent of the official cost of attendance at IU. They must also have a 3.0 GPA and be classified as an Indiana resident. You must also file for FAFSA by March 10 of the upcoming year.
LGBTQ+ Alumni Association
The association gives both academic and emergency scholarships to students at IU. Any student can get up to two academic scholarships and two emergency scholarships. The academic scholarship rewards up to $1,000 per scholarship and the emergency up to $1,500 per scholarship.
Due date: Academic scholarships are due March 10, 2019. Emergency scholarships can be applied for at any time.
Eligibility: The academic scholarship is awarded to those who can demonstrate involvement in activities promoting diversity and raising awareness of LGBTQ+ and related issues. The emergency scholarship is awarded to those who have lost financial support for being open and honest about their sexual orientation.
In addition to these scholarships, most majors offer scholarships within their field for work students do while in school. There are also several essay contests and things like case competitions that award money as well. If your student looks hard enough, there is hardly any reason they should be without at least one scholarship. For more scholarship info visit scholarships.indiana.edu or search scholarships at one.iu.edu.