Admissions-Based Scholarships

Rewarding Your Hard Work

If you are a high school senior nearing graduation and plan to attend IU Columbus in the fall semester after graduating, you may be eligible for automatic scholarships. Each year, we award a variety of admission-based scholarships to students based on their academic achievement.

To qualify, you must apply to IU Columbus by Feb. 15 of your senior year (or December 1 for the spring semester) and meet specific scholarship criteria. No application or supporting materials are required unless indicated. Some admission-based scholarships are based on need, so be sure to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (or FAFSA) for fullest consideration.

If you are eligible for a scholarship, you will be notified when the Office of Student Financial Aid and Scholarships sends out Financial Aid Notifications.

Dates to Keep in Mind

Your education at IU Columbus is one of the biggest investments you'll make in your adult life. See below for key scholarship and financial aid dates to consider when applying.

August 1Apply IU Admissions Application available for the following fall.
September 1The IU General Application opens for students to submit for additional scholarship consideration
October 1FAFSA application for the following academic year opens.
November 15Priority date for full merit aid consideration. 
Mid-FebruaryFinancial Aid Notification (FAN) letters begin to be sent to students. Notifications are online by emails to both personal and IU email accounts.
Feb. 15Deadline to apply for admission-based scholarships and competitive/diversity scholarships.
Late March/AprilUpdated FANs for some students will go out in late March, and for others it will be April around the state deadline.
April 1Deadline to submit updated GPA and/or test scores.
April 15Deadline to submit FAFSA for consideration of Indiana state aid.