Indiana University South Bend Scholarships for International Students

  • First-Year Scholarship for F-1 and J-1 Students (Applying for Fall 2018)

Indiana University South Bend awards up to twelve first-year scholarships of $2,000.00 each to international students in F-1 and J-1 status who are admitted to a degree program for Fall Semester 2018 before June 15, 2018. Original transcripts must be on file by June 22, 2018; Awards will be announced by individual email during the week of July 1, 2018. Students deferring to Spring 2019 will receive a half-award. Selection will be based primarily upon outstanding academic performance within the context of a rigorous program of study. This award is made for the first year of study only and only for those originally applying to enter in the fall semester.

Students who remain academically eligible and document need may apply in their second semester of enrollment at IU South Bend for the International Student Fee Remission Scholarship (see details just below) which grants awards between  $4,000.00 and $6,000.00 annually.

  • International Student Fee Remission Scholarships: Support from the Second Year of Study through Completion

International Student Fee Remission Scholarships are available to highly qualified, non-immigrant international students in F-1 and J-1 status who have been enrolled for at least one year. Students may apply for the scholarship during their second semester at IU South Bend. Awards are based upon academic performance and demonstrated economic need. The application deadline for Fall Semester is March 1.  A limited number of scholarship funds are available for spring. The application deadline for Spring Semester is November 1. The application may be downloaded using Adobe Acrobat.The International Student Fee Remission awards average per student between 4,000.00 and 6,000.00 annually. Please Note: Students transferring in 60 credits from a partner institution may apply for the International Fee Remission Scholarship during the first semester of study at IU South Bend.

  • Chancellor Merit Scholarship (for International Students Transferring to IU South Bend from U.S. Institutions)

This award is available to F-1 and J-1 undergraduate students entering the first year of a degree program at IU South Bend from a U.S. High School or transferring from a U.S. post-secondary institution to complete an undergraduate degree. It is based on academic achievement. Please see the following page for more details.

Other Indiana University Scholarships

IU Foundation Scholarships
All international students are encouraged to complete the online scholarship application on the Services tab in One.IU (you may log in as a guest if you are not yet admitted to the University at time of application). If you are eligible for any of the departmental scholarships awarded, you will be identified as a possible beneficiary through this central application process. Below are additional scholarships that require separate paper applications. Please note, for all scholarship applications, all criteria must be met to be considered for a scholarship. Meeting all criteria does not guarantee that the scholarship will be awarded to the applicant. A complete listing of scholarships can be found on the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships webpage. Applications are due by March 1 each year.

The Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics Graduate Fellowships
Open to all students, the Judd Leighton School of Business and Economics Graduate Fellowship Program invites applications from students with a demonstrated record of excellence at the undergraduate level along with evidence or promise of a strong professional career. Each Leighton Fellow will receive up to $5,000* per year, renewable for two additional years, as long as the Fellow maintains a graduate business GPA of at least 3.0. Deadlines: July 1 (for fall), November 1 (for spring), or April 1 (for summer)

The CLAS Dean's Scholarships and the Gerkin Scholarship
The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to provide four merit scholarships to qualified students. There are three Dean's Scholarships--in the Humanities, in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and in the Natural Sciences. Each scholarship carries an award of $500. Students majoring in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Informatics are eligible to apply for the Gerkin Scholarship. This scholarship carries an award of $1,000. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, students must be completing a major within the College, have completed at least 48 hours by the end of the spring semester in which they are applying, and have earned at least a 3.5 overall grade point average. Applications for the scholarships are due March 1.

Dorothy Allen Memorial Scholarship
The Dorothy Allen Memorial Mathematics Scholarship provides current undergraduate and graduate students majoring in the Department of Mathematical Sciences at IU South Bend with financial assistance in completing their degrees. The basis for the scholarship is demonstrated potential for academic excellence in Mathematical Sciences. All mathematics students who have international background or international educational experience are eligible for this award.

Honors Program Scholarships
Upon achieving 24 credits, international student are eligible to apply for the IU South Honors Program, which offers scholarships. Students must have a cumulative GPA of 3.5 or greater and submit two letters of nomination by IU South Bend faculty, at least one of whom is a full time faculty member.

The J. Wesley and Roberta Robbins Scholarship
Scholarships are awarded for academic merit (minimum GPA of 3.0) and may be applied toward tuition. Preference will be given to those who exhibit an interest in the interaction of science and religion as demonstrated by their coursework and research. The award is for $500. Applications for the scholarship are due March 1.

The Raclin School of the Arts Music Scholarships
Each year music talent scholarships are awarded to outstanding musicians pursuing undergraduate and graduate music degrees at IU South Bend. Prospective students are considered for scholarship as part of the admissions and audition process. Applications are due by March 1 each year. For more information about sitting for an audition or submitting an audition recording, please click here.

The Romano Orth Scholarships in Sociology and in Women's Studies
Endowed by Catherine Romano Orth, an alumna of IU South Bend, these scholarships give preference to candidates who are single parents and who have sole or shared parental responsibility for minor children. One scholarship is for a student majoring in Sociology; the other is for a student majoring in Women's Studies. Each scholarship is a minimum of $500 and can be renewed for up to four years. Applications for the scholarships are due March 1.

Won-Joon Yoon Memorial Scholarship/Fellowship
The Won-Joon Yoon Scholarship/Fellowship will provide financial support for IU students who have exemplified tolerance and understanding across racial and religious lines through service, personal commitment, academic achievement and future potential. Candidates may be graduate students or undergraduates who have completed at least one academic semester of study at Indiana University at the time of application. Candidates may be citizens of any country. Candidates must be full-time students pursuing Indiana University degrees. The scholarship has a value of approximately $1,500. Two are awarded each year. For more information contact OVPDEMA Scholarship Committee, IU Bloomington; Phone: 812-856-5700;

External Scholarships

WorldPulse Opportunities
Offers on this site vary from conference attendence to large cash awards for winning essay authors. Content changes regularly so check the site often to see if new scholarships or contents are available.

Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund
This award is available for female students from developing countries who are currently studying in the United States or Canada, the MMMF awards grants of approximately $12,000 each; grants are not renewable. Strict eligibility requirements must be met; see site for details.

TOEFL Scholarship Program
The TOEFL® Scholarship Program is awarding scholarships to students in Asia and Oceania, North and South America, and Europe, Middle East, Africa and Russia.

American Association of University Women International Fellowship
The International Fellowships are awarded for full-time study or research in the United States to women who are not United States citizens or permanent residents. Both graduate and postgraduate study at accredited institutions are supported. Several fellowships are available for study outside of the U.S.

P.E.O. International Peace Scholarship
The (IPS) Fund was established in 1949 to provide scholarships for international women students to pursue graduate study in the United States and Canada. This fund is only available for women.

College Board
Regardless of wwhether you plan to take teh SAT, College Board provides a free scholarship search that utilizes several factors to find the right fit for you.

NAFSA (National Association of Foreign Student Advisors)
You'll find information about a variety of financial resources at this site, along with links to several international student scholarships.

Mobility International
This is a free online scholarship resource for non-U.S. citizens with disabilities.

International Student Scholarship Search Engines

International Education Financial Aid
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization