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Frequently Asked Questions

Does IU South Bend have scholarships?

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?

Can I mail several applications in a single package?

Where do I drop off completed applications?

Do I need to provide copies of my FAFSA?

Can I apply for scholarships before I am admitted to the university?

Can I use the same personal statement for all scholarship applications?

What’s the difference between campus and academic unit scholarships?

Where can I find information for all IU South Bend scholarships?

Where can I find scholarship applications?

How will I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?

What if I have a scholarship check from an organization outside of IU South Bend?

How do I contact your office? 

Does IU South Bend have scholarships?
Yes, there are more than one hundred IU South Bend campus and academic unit scholarships available. Scholarships are available for both undergraduate and graduate students.

Can I apply for more than one scholarship?
Yes, as long as you meet the criteria. Scholarship criteria are required by the gift agreement. The gift agreement is a legal document. Therefore, the criteria required cannot be altered.

Can I mail several applications in a single package?
Yes, make sure the postage is correct.

Where do I drop off completed applications?
Drop off completed applications to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.  Our contact information can be found here.

Do I need to provide copies of my FAFSA?
No, when you sign the application, you give permission for us to access the information that is on file with the financial aid office.

Can I apply for scholarships before I am admitted to the university?
Yes; however for some scholarships you must be admitted to apply.  Check with our office to confirm.

Can I use the same personal statement for all scholarship applications?
Yes, however, you should tell how you meet any specific criteria listed. Scholarship criteria are required by the gift agreement. The gift agreement is a legal document. Therefore, the criteria required cannot be altered.

What’s the difference between campus and academic unit scholarships?
Campus scholarships are endowed scholarships which are open to students from all IU South Bend majors or program plans. Academic unit scholarships are reserved for students who are majoring in a particular academic program.

Where can I find information for all IU South Bend scholarships?
The IUSB Scholarship website contains the most accurate and up to date information on scholarships offered through our office. Departmental awrd questions should be directed to the awarding office.

Where can I find scholarship applications?
All foundation and IUSB general scholarship applications should be completed electronically on a students One account. Departmental award applications can be obtained from the department awarding the scholarship. The scholarship website indicates which scholarships applications are printable from the site.

How will I know if I have been awarded a scholarship?
Applicants are contacted via mail once awards have been determined.

What if I have a scholarship check from an organization outside of IU South Bend?
Take the check to the bursar’s office at IU South Bend.

For additional information regarding the scholarships listed, please e-mail Student Scholarships by asking a question online, or call (574) 520-4357 (toll free: 1-877-462-4872 extension 4357).