Scholarships + Financial Aid

Scholarships + Financial Aid

We know college is expensive. That’s why IUB and the Eskenazi School offer bountiful awards and scholarships so that you can focus more on your education, and less on your finances. For highest scholarship consideration, incoming first year students should apply for admission by November 1.

Current Students

Annually we award over $100,000 to our current students based on both merit and talent. Current Eskenazi School student scholarships and awards may be reviewed here.

Financial Aid

Get help paying for your IUB education through various types of financial aid – grants, loans, work-study, and more. The Office of Admissions will help walk you through this process here.


Applications for incoming, first-year scholarships will open October 1, 2020 and close on February 1, 2021 at 11:59 PM EST.

Incoming, first-year students who have been admitted to IU Bloomington and have indicated an Eskenazi School major on their application may apply and be considered for these scholarships.

Decisions will be sent on a rolling basis beginning February 2021 through April 2021. All applicants will hear a final decision by April 30, 2021. Decisions will be emailed to the email address submitted on your scholarship application, so please continuously check your email inbox and spam folder.

You have until May 1, 2021 to accept/decline your scholarship offer.

If you change your major to one outside of the Eskenazi School then you will no longer be considered for our school scholarships. If you change your major to a different one within the Eskenazi School, you will still be considered for our scholarships.

Yes, a portfolio is required for all three of our incoming, first-year scholarships regardless of which major you plan on pursuing. Please refer to each individual scholarship page for details on portfolio requirements.

Please refer to each individual scholarship page for details on portfolio requirements.

The amount of recipients depends on the scholarship. Please refer to each individual scholarship page for details on how many recipients will be chosen for each.

Our incoming, first-year scholarships are four (4) year awards divided and dispersed each fall semester. Scholarships are posted to your bursar account between August and September each year. For example, if you receive a scholarship beginning Fall 2021, you will receive your scholarship money August/September 2021, August/September 2022, August/September 2023, and August/September 2024.

Students admitted to Indiana University Bloomington may defer enrollment for up to one year. If a student completes the deferral process by the deadline, eligibility for our incoming, first-year scholarships will carry forward. Once you complete the form and enroll in full-time coursework for the new enrollment semester, your original scholarship offer should appear on your account that same semester. Please keep us notified if you decide to defer.

Yes! Our incoming, first-year scholarships are open to both Eskenazi School Direct Admit students and those who are pre-Eskenazi School or in the University Division. As long as your intended major is listed as one within the Eskenazi School, you are eligible for our incoming, first-year scholarships.