Rising Star

The scholarship recognizes a student who is building their future through involvement and engagement. The nominator needs to demonstrate

  • How the student's experience at IU Bloomington has helped them grow and develop as an emerging leader
  • The student has a deep desire to continously improve life at IU by engaging in opportunities to help or lead others


To be eligible for the scholarship, the student must

  • Identify as a female non-immigrant international student
  • Be a freshman, sophomore, or junior at the time of nomination
  • Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above

How to apply

IU faculty or staff have to nominate students for this award. Submit a letter of nomination on the form below.

You can nominate a student who you feel is actively engaged in the IU community and is an "everyday heroine." We want to honor someone with emerging potential to do great things. It could be contributing to society at large, inspiring others, serving in a leadership role, or even working behind the scenes to set others up for success.

We hope this scholarship will encourage someone who is on the path to success.


Application closes February 28
Winner contacted March 15

We will present the Rising Star scholarship at the International Women's Day Conference on Saturday, March 23.