Scholarships

IU South Bend Alumni Association Scholarships

Through the generous support of our donors, the Office of Alumni Relations provided 23 students with more than $27,000 in funding during the 2017–18 academic year.

IU South Bend Alumni Honors Scholarship (renewable)

These scholarships for incoming freshmen support students from high schools in northern Indiana and southern Michigan who have earned a minimum GPA of 3.5 on a college prep curriculum. The scholarship is renewable if a minimum of 3.0 is maintained.

Larry Lentych Award (renewable)

The Larry Lentych Award is funded via the IUSB Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund. The Larry Lentych Award was established to honor Larry Lentych, current secretary of the IU Alumni Association Board of Managers, and to recognize his leadership in alumni relations and scholarship development.

Legacy Award (one-time)

The Legacy Award is funded via the IUSB Alumni Association Scholarship Endowment Fund. The Legacy Award is given annually to recognize a full-time faculty member who has made a significant impact on their students. The faculty recipient will have a scholarship awarded to a student in their area of study.

Jamshid Mehran Honorary Scholarship in Finance (one-time)

Named for Professor of Finance Jamshid Mehran, this scholarship is given to a finance major in their senior year with a minimum GPA of 3.5.

Alumni Affairs Non-Traditional Student Scholarship (one-time)

This scholarship provides support for current or incoming undergraduate students who have been out of high school for at least three years. Financial need, GPA, and community service are factors considered in selection.

IU South Bend Sueño Annual Scholarship (one-time)

This scholarship supports undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to Hispanic students. All funds given to this scholarship are available for distribution within the academic aid cycle.

IU South Bend Sueño Endowed Scholarship (one-time)

This scholarship supports undergraduate students with a minimum GPA of 2.0 or graduate students with a minimum GPA of 3.0. Preference is given to Hispanic students. Donations to this fund are added to the endowment. The endowment’s interest is distributed in scholarship.

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IU Alumni Association Scholars (Renewable)

Known as the IUAA Scholars and supported by fees collected from the sale of IU’s collegiate license plate (the most popular collegiate plate in Indiana) these scholarships are available to sons or daughters of MEMBERS of the IUAA. One scholarship will be designated for a qualifying student (full-time, undergraduate) from each of IU’s eight campuses. The remainder will be awarded to students on an at-large basis.

The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement as determined by the Office of Student Enrollment Services. Preference is given to first-time recipients of the scholarship.

Charles and Jo Ann Linsmith Scholarship (one-time)

Children and grandchildren of IU Alumni Association staff members, student leaders of IUAA-sponsored organizations, and IUAA student employees are eligible to receive the Linsmith Scholarship. Selection is based upon outstanding character, financial need, and academic achievement.

The Linsmith Scholarship was established by Jo Ann Linsmith, BS'72, of Bradenton, Fla., who died in 2009. She and her husband, the late Charles Linsmith, MS'64, served IU as devoted alumni. Jo Ann helped found and served as president of the former IU Alumni Club of Sarasota and Manatee Counties (Fla.), which is now the Florida Suncoast Chapter of the IUAA. She served on the IUAA Executive Council and received the IUAA President's Award in 2000. Through the Linsmith Scholarship, she wished to recognize the service and devotion of the Association's staff members and students.

Jerry Foster Memorial Scholarship (one-time)

Each year, a child of an alumni chapter leader—who currently serves as an officer or board member—receives this $1,500 scholarship. The student must be enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student on any of the IU campuses.

The Foster Scholarship was established in memory of Jerry Foster, BS’74, who served as IUAA’s alumni chapter director. Jerry died in December 1992, but through this scholarship, his connection with IUAA’s chapters continues.

The scholarship is awarded based on academic achievement and financial need as determined by the IUAA Scholarship Committee. Preference is given to first-time recipients of the scholarship.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association Academic Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students from the GLBT community.

Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Alumni Association Emergency Scholarship 


The GLBT Alumni Association emergency scholarship is for gay, lesbian, bisexual, or transgender undergraduate or graduate students attending any IU campus and facing a loss of financial support. A GLBT student can be awarded this scholarship up to two times. For an application, please contact Doug Bauder at the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Student Support Services Office, 812-855-4252.

Latino Alumni Association Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate and graduate students attending any IU campus.
Contact: Clarence W. Boone, 812-856-1050 or 800-324-3044

Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Scholarship

Awarded to undergraduate and graduate minority students attending any IU campus.
Contact: Clarence Boone, 812-856-1050 or 800-824-3044

Steps to Apply to IU South Bend Alumni Scholarships

  1. Log onto your student One account
  2. Search for scholarships.
  3. Complete the application, applying for both IU South Bend and IU Foundation funding.

One Application

With this application, you may apply for multiple scholarships at the same time. In some cases, you can even submit one essay for more than one scholarship.

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