Emergency, need-based aid

Students who need financial assistance may apply for a need-based scholarship through Atlas throughout the year.

The amounts of the awards vary from $500 to $2,000 (or more, in rare cases), depending on the level of need and the availability of funds.

Please complete all elements of the e-form. Including a budget is helpful as well. Decisions are generally made within two weeks of when the application is submitted, and the scholarships are posted directly to students’ bursar accounts.

Apply for need-based scholarships

Scholarship competitions

Global Citizen Scholarship

We created the Global Citizen Scholarship in recognition of the outstanding contributions international students make to IU. The award is a one-time scholarship of $7,500, and we present it to three students each year during the fall semester. Students submit a video on different themes.

Watch the winning videos

Rising Star Scholarship

IU faculty and staff can nominate a student who identifies as a female, non-immigrant, international student and who has emerging potential. This award is a one-time scholarship of $3,000, and we present it to one student every other year in spring as part of the International Women's Day Conference.

Review the scholarship details