Explore Scholarship Opportunities Open to Graduate Students
Scholarships provide money for education that students do not need to repay. Eligible IU South Bend graduate students are encouraged to apply for the scholarships described below. Scholarships may or may not be based on need and apply directly to the cost of your graduate education. Some scholarships require students to submit a paper application along with additional materials, which are specified in the criteria. Please pay attention to submission deadlines and where the application must be submitted.
For more information about a graduate scholarship listed here or one that may be available through a particular department or area of study, please contact the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at (574) 520-4357 or toll free at 1-877-462-4872 ext. 4357. We are available to answer your questions and assist you in any way we can.
IU South Bend and IU Foundation Scholarship Online Scholarship Application
To access the more than 200 IU South Bend and IU Foundation scholarship opportunities, students must complete the Online Scholarship Application (OSA) no later than March 1st each year. The OSA provides students the opportunity to be considered for the greatest number of scholarships available at IU South Bend. Students completing the OSA will be considered for Institutional, Alumni, Departmental and IU Foundation scholarships.
Out-of-State Scholarships for Graduates
To apply for either the Michiana Economic Development Merit Award for Graduate Students or the Articulation Grant for Graduate Students (see Graduate Grants) students must submit one application for Out-of-State Student Scholarships.
Michiana Economic Development Merit Award- This graduate scholarship helps with tuition for graduate students who are legal U.S. citizens, but non-residents of Indiana. The scholarship awards a limited number of qualified students with $300 per credit hour for a for a maximum of 45 credit hours per student. Applications are due no later than the beginning of the term students are entering at IU South Bend.
Articulaion Grant for Graduate Students
Available to students who reside in Southwestern Michigan pursuing one of the following academic goals: a master’s degree in a graduate program offered by IU South Bend; a graduate certificate program; coursework (undergraduate or graduate) required for admission to or in conjunction with a graduate degree program; or a teacher certification program. Award amounts vary depending on the program and the number of credits in which a student is enrolled. Students receive $178 per credit hour for undergraduate courses, $200 per credit hour for graduate courses in the Master of Social Work program, $221 per credit hour for graduate courses in the School for Business and Economics, $265 per credit hour for graduate courses in Nursing, and $187 per credit hour for graduate courses in other schools or colleges.
Graduate Scholarship Available to In-State and Out-of-State Graduate Students
Donna R. Pfeil-YWCA Scholarship- The Pfeil scholarship provides assistance to single parents who, in the absence of scholarship support, are unable to complete or continue their training in institutions of post-secondary education. The Pfeil family, through initial and continuing support, created the scholarship fund to assist with the cost of tuition and books, and is open to both undergraduate and graduate students. Awards are typically $500 to $600 The application deadline is August 1.
Daniel J. and Patrick M. Gallivan Scholarship- Awarded to graduate or undergraduate who are visually impaired or have other disabilities.
Limited Emergency Scholarship funds are available each year. Because our dollars are very limited, students are asked to complete the Emergency Loan Application and then make an appointment with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships to discuss available options. Call 574-520-4357 to schedule an appointment.