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Indiana University Bloomington

Undergraduate Program

External Scholarship List

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund (APIASF)

The Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund provides scholarships to Asian and Pacific Islander American students with financial need.

APIASF Scholarship Program Eligibility Requirements:

  • Be of Asian and/or Pacific Islander ethnicity as defined by the US Census
  • Be a citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States. Citizens of the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau are also eligible to apply.
  • Be enrolling in a U.S. accredited college or university in the Fall of 2013. (Read each listing on the APIASF website for specific eligibility requirements regarding the academic standing required for each scholarship)
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.7 on a 4.0 scale (unweighted) or have earned a GED
  • Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 15
  • Submit one letter of recommendation online

For more information, visit the APIASF website, email APIASF Outreach or call 877.808.7032 x104.

All application materials, including letters of recommendation, are due by January 11, 2013.

The 2013-14 application is expected to be available on the APIASF website effective October 1, 2012.

Deadline: 1/11/2013

Typical Amount: Varies

Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program

The Gates Millennium Scholars (GMS) Program, funded by a grant from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, was established in 1999 to provide outstanding African American, American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian Pacific Islander American, and Hispanic American students with an opportunity to complete an undergraduate college education in any discipline area of interest.

Eligibility Requirements:

  • African American, documented American Indian/Alaska Native, documented Asian Pacific Islander American and Hispanic American
  • Citizen, national or legal permanent resident of the United States
  • Have attained a cumulative high school GPA of 3.3 on an unweighted 4.0 scale or earned a GED
  • Will enroll for the first time at a U.S. located, accredited college or university (with the exception of students concurrently pursuing a high school diploma) in the fall of 2013 as a full-time, degree-seeking, first-year student
  • Have demonstrated leadership abilities through participation in community service, extracurricular or other activities
  • Meet the Federal Pell Grant eligibility criteria
  • Have completed and submitted all three required forms (Nominee Personal Information Form), an evaluation of the student's academic record (Nominator Form) and an evaluation of the student's community service and leadership activities (Recommender Form) by the deadline.

Application deadline: January 16, 2013

For more information, visit The Gates Millennium Scholars Program website and click on the GMS Application link.

Deadline: 1/16/2013

Typical Amount: Varies

The 2012-2013 Harry S. Truman Scholarship

The Truman Scholarship provides up to $30,000 for graduate study to students who intend to pursue graduate or professional education in preparation for careers in public service. Information regarding eligibility criteria may be found at The Truman Foundation’s website.

Candidates must be nominated by their universities. IUB students interested in being nominated for this award should attend a Truman Information Meeting:

Monday, October 15, 12:30-1:45 p.m. in the Hutton Honors College Great Room


Tuesday, October 16, 4:15-5:30 p.m. in the Hutton Honors College Great Room.

Interested students who are unable to attend an Information Session should direct questions to to Professor Judy Failer, IU's Truman Faculty representative.

Visit the Indiana University Hutton Honors College website for complete details.

Qualified candidates must submit their application materials, including letters of reference, by 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, November 15, 2012.

Deadline: 10/27/2012

Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology (BEST) Business Plan Competition

The School of Informatics and Computing has announced an opportunity for students to participate in the Building Entrepreneurs in Software and Technology (BEST) Business Plan Competition. This competition is funded through a team of investors and Indiana University. Winners will receive an investment of $100,000 or more to start the business.

  • Graduate student in good standing or undergraduate senior in good standing who is on track to graduate no later than August 2013
  • The concept must be based on Internet, software, or technology business
  • Preregistration deadline: Monday, October 29, 2012 at 5:00 p.m.; other deadlines are provided on the BEST website

Visit the Building Entrepreneurship in Software and Technology (BEST) website for more information.

Deadline: 10/29/2012

Typical Amount: Varies

Commercial Real Estate Executive Women (CREW) of Chicago Scholarship for Women

CREW Chicago annually awards $3,000 scholarships to graduate and undergraduate students majoring or concentrating in real estate, business, finance, architecture, engineering, or other related fields of study.

Scholarships are intended to help qualified students pursue an education that will lead them into productive careers in commercial real estate in Chicago.

Scholarships will be presented at a CREW recognition event.


  • Female citizen of the United States
  • Be of legal age in the state or province in which the applicant resides
  • Must be a Junior, Senior or Graduate student at a college or university
  • Interest interested in pursuing a career in commercial real estate

For information apply online (the scholarship is listed on the "Outreach" tab) or call the CREW Chicago Administrator, Sheila Gidley, at(312) 263-1901 .

Deadline: 10/31/2012

Typical Amount: $3,000

Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF)

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund awards scholarships to students attending four-year universities, community colleges and graduate schools.

College-bound students of all levels who are citizens, legal permanent residents or eligible non-citizen of the United States. Must plan to be enrolled on a full time basis during the 2013-14 academic year. Must be pursuing first undergraduate or graduate degree.

The Hispanic Scholarship Fund (HSF) offers close to 150 HSF scholarship programs, including the Gates Millennium Scholars Program.

The HSF General Scholarship Application closes on December 15, 2012.

Applications available online at the Hispanic College Fund.

Deadline: 12/15/2012

Typical Amount: Varies

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarship

Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute (CHCI) Scholarships support Latino students in the United Statues who have a history of performing public-service oriented activities in their communities and who demonstrate a desire to continue their civic engagement in the future. There is no GPA or academic major requirement. Students will excellent leadership potential are encouraged to apply.

  • Full-time enrollment in a United States Department of Education accredited community college, four-year university, or graduate/professional program during the period for which scholarship is requested
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Consistent, active participation in public and/or community service activities
  • Strong writing skills
  • Applicants must be U.S. citizens, lawful permanent residents, asylees, or individuals who are lawfully authorized to work full-time without restriction for any U.S. employer and who, at the time of application, possess lawful evidence of employment. Individuals who are seeking consideration under the “Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival” (DACA) policy must possess an Employment Authorization Document at the time of application

Visit the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute website for more information.

Deadline: 4/16/2013

Typical Amount: Varies