Indiana University
Herbert Presidential Scholars

Frequently Asked Questions

Q:   How can I be considered for a Herbert Presidential Scholarship?

A:   Indiana's top graduating high school seniors who have applied for admission to an Indiana University campus are nominated by that campus for consideration. Students who are interested in being considered for the Herbert Presidential Scholar Award are encouraged to apply for admission to IU in the fall (by December 1 at the latest) of their senior year of high school. Selections are made by late January.

Q:   What benefits are offered by the program?

A:   Herbert Presidential Scholars are a select group of students who, in addition to being awarded a four-year renewable scholarship, receive a personal laptop computer, funding for study abroad, and special opportunities to interact with IU's president, chancellors, and distinguished visitors to the university. See a list of benefits.

Q:   Can I use a scholarship from one campus on another campus?

A:   Except in rare instances, scholarships are not transferable. The Herbert Presidential Scholarship is specific to the campus to which a student has originally applied. Awards will be offered by the chancellor of the campus sponsoring the award. Requests for transfer will be considered on a case-by-case basis by the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs.

Q:   Does IU have other scholarships for top students?

A:   IU offers millions of dollars in scholarships and financial aid each year across its eight campuses. In addition to the Herbert Presidential Scholars, other merit scholarship programs at IU include the Wells Scholars Program and Kelley Scholars Program on the Bloomington campus and the Bepko Scholars Program on the IUPUI campus.

Q:   Can out-of-state students apply for Herbert Presidential Scholar awards?

A:   This award is designated specifically for Indiana residents. Indiana University offers other scholarships that may be available to out-of-state residents. For more information, see , select the campus you're interested in attending, and view the section on financial aid and scholarships.

Revised: April 25, 2010