Scott Schurz Latin American Scholarship

Apply for the Scott Schurz Latin American Scholarship

The Schurz Latin American Journalism Scholarship is available to incoming students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism degree through The Media School and is renewable up to four years.

First preference is for undergraduate students from Latin America, second preference for first-generation undergraduate students whose parents are from Latin America, third preference is for other undergraduate international students and fourth preference is for graduate international students.


International students pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from The Media School. First preference for students from Latin America.

How To Apply

The Media School administers this scholarship and matches students primarily through IU’s Selective Scholarship Application. To be eligible to complete the SSA, you must apply for admission to IU by November 1 and indicate your interest in journalism, media, or game design. Once admitted, top students will be invited to complete the SSA. In previous years, students invited to complete the SSA for The Media School have had SAT scores upward of 1280 and ACT scores of at least 27, and GPAs of 3.6 or higher. International students who complete the SSA will automatically be considered for the Schurz award.

Students who apply to IU after November 1 or do not qualify for the SSA may complete a separate application to be considered for the Schurz Scholarship. We recommend applying by February 1 for full consideration.


If you have questions about this scholarship, contact:

Emily Harrison
Director of Development and Alumni Relations