Irving and Lena Lo (ILLO) Scholarship Fund


To be eligible for this scholarship, you need to:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student in a degree or diploma program at IU Bloomington
  • Be from China, Hong Kong, or Taiwan
  • Major in one of the following areas of study:
    • Music composition
    • Piano
    • String instrument
    • Wind instrument
    • History and philosophy of science
    • Religious studies
    • Comparative literature
    • Studio art
    • Journalism
  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Demonstrate courage and strong character, respect for faculty and staff, and solid academic performance and potential

Active members of the Chinese Communist Party or any subdivision or splinter group of that party are excluded from eligibility for this award. If you were required to join the Young Pioneers or Communist Youth League by your school or family but do not currently consider yourself a communist, you may be eligible.

How to apply

  1. Complete a scholarship application form through Atlas, and select the ILLO application.
  2. Upload a one- to two-page personal statement. It should focus on the following topics:
    • Immediate family history
    • Reason for seeking a degree in the United States
    • Hardships encountered, including financial difficulties
    • Career plans upon degree completion
  3. Provide two academic or professional written references.
    • Your primary reference should be an IU academic advisor, professor, or department contact. This individual will receive an email from us to provide information about your academic progress and eligibility for a scholarship when you submit the form.
    • Your second reference can be academic or professional. They should email their letter to, or alternatively, they can mail their letter with a post-mark by the deadline to:
      Fee Assistance Committee, Office of International Services
      Indiana University
      Eigenmann Hall Room 525
      1900 E. Tenth Street
      Bloomington, IN 47406