Bunchana Atthakor Scholarship

Apply for the Bunchana Atthakor Scholarship

The Bunchana Atthakor Scholarship supports native Thai graduate students on the IU Bloomington campus, with an emphasis on the study of business, public affairs, and economics.

The fund may grant one or two scholarships per year, ranging from $750 to $1,500. Preference will be given to first-time applicants.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time graduate student at IU Bloomington
  • Be a native of a country within the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN)
  • Have an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Demonstrate financial need

The scholarship is intended for a full-time Thai graduate student majoring in business, public affairs, or economics. However, if there are no eligible applicants who demonstrate financial need in those fields of study, the scholarship may go to any Thai student. If there are no eligible Thai applicants who demonstrate a financial need, the scholarship may go to a student from any ASEAN country who is majoring in business, public affairs, or economics.

How to apply

  1. Complete a scholarship application form through Atlas, and select the Atthakor application.
  2. Submit a one- to two-page personal statement to our office via email or fax. It should focus on the following topics:
    • Reason for seeking a degree in the United States
    • Hardships encountered, including financial need
    • Career plans upon degree completion
  3. Provide two academic or professional written references.

Send written materials to:

Fee Assistance Committee, Office of International Services
Indiana University
Eigenmann Hall Room 525
1900 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
  • Fax: 812-855-4418
  • ois@iu.edu