Scholarships for Continuing SPEA Students
The application process for 2013-14 academic year scholarships will begin Thursday, November 15, 2012 and will end Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 5 p.m. Students will be notified if they have received a scholarship by mid-March.
Incoming freshman and graduating seniors are NOT eligible for any of the scholarships listed on this page.
See the list of available scholarships for the 2013-14 academic year to access additional information about the scholarship and to complete the Online Application Form. Students need only complete "Part I: P&A Info" of the application once, and their profile will be saved after they select "continue" at the bottom of the screen. In additional to personal information, students are required to submit a résumé and the names of two SPEA faculty references.
Once the applicant profile is saved, students will be directed to "Part II: Individual Scholarship Application." Applicants only need to submit the personal information, résumé, and references once, however, a separate essay must be submitted for each scholarship application. Essays should be tailored toward the scholarship in question and explain why the student deserves serious consideration for the specific scholarship. Students can access the essay portion of the application as many times as they chose and will not be timed out; however, applicants cannot save their work and return to the essay later. Students are encouraged to craft their essay(s) in a word processing program and then copy and paste their work into the online form.
Undergraduate scholarship applicants are required to meet with a career advisor in the SPEA Career Development Office (CDO) no later than January 30, 2013 (deadline had been extended) to have their scholarship essay(s) reviewed before their application will be considered complete. The CDO staff will work with students on the content of the essays, particularly helping students to recognize when they haven’t fully addressed how they meet the award criteria. To schedule an appointment with the CDO, students should call (812)855-9639 or by stop SPEA 200. Essay reviews will not be conducted during CDO walk-in hours.
Once a student has had their essays reviewed by the CDO they are encouraged to incorporate their reviewer's suggestions and resubmit their essays in "Part II: Individual Scholarship Application.”FINANCIAL AID AND NEED-BASED AWARDS
The receipt of a private scholarship may result in the reduction or repayment of need-based financial assistance previously awarded to the student by Indiana University. In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Financial Aid is required to monitor whether a student's total financial assistance remains within their financial need-based eligibility. Similar practices are followed with some institutional need-based grants. Whenever possible, self-help awards (loans and Federal Work-Study) are reduced before federal or institutional gift-aid.
Please note where a scholarship criteria includes financial need that, per University guidelines, SPEA uses FASFA information from the current academic year (2012-13) to determine eligibility. For more information on how FASFA is used to determine eligibility for need-based awards, please visit the Office of Student Financial Assistance website at http://www.indiana.edu/%7esfa/receiving/need.html
These are full-year awards. Students who will only be on campus for the fall semester during the 2013-14 academic year are welcome to apply but, if selected, will only recieve half the award.