Explore a number of scholarships, grants, fellowships, and other funding opportunities available to current students through the School of Art, Architecture and Design and the College of Arts and Sciences.
Awards, Fellowships + Grants
School of Art, Architecture and Design Scholarship Awards
The School of Art, Architecture and Design awards nearly $95,000 in fellowships and scholarships to current students at the Scholarship Awards Ceremony.
Currently enrolled B.A., B.F.A., B.S, and M.F.A. students in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at Indiana University Bloomington with a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or above are eligible.
Award winners will be notified by email during November 2017.
The Annual Scholarship Awards Ceremony will be held in Fine Arts 015 from 5 - 6:30pm on Friday, December 8, 2017.
Family and friends of the award winners are invited to attend. Monetary awards will be disbursed through the winner’s bursar account within the first few weeks of the spring semester.
Deadline to apply
The deadline has passed for the 2017 Scholarship Awards.
Contact us with questions when applying or receiving funds from the School of Art, Architecture and Design Scholarship Awards.
Industry opportunities for fashion + merchandising students
Students are encouraged to apply for external funding opportunities available to them in their industries. In January of 2017 alone, eight apparel merchandising and fashion design students were cumulatively awarded $80,000 across two National Scholarship Competitions.
- National Retail Federation Foundation
The NRF Student Association provides talented students interested in retail careers with unique educational and scholarship programs, networking opportunities and access to the latest industry news and research.
As a member school, all School of Art, Architecture and Design Retail Studies Organization members become NRFSA members through dues the organization pays to support this program. Benefits of students being in the NRFSA include, scholarship opportunities, discount attendance at the NRF Big Show in January and amazing education programs for NRFSA students, recognition and industry news like the “Careers Smart Brief” and “Virtual Career Fairs”. IU has been especially successful in the Scholarship Competition with students winning $10,000–$30,000 in the past four consecutive years. IU has also had students in the quarter finals of the Ray Greenly Scholarship Competition and a semi-finalist team of the Student Challenge Competition in 2016. The NRFSA has also awarded IU students each year with Rising Star awards and travel scholarships to the NRF Big Show for the NRF Student Ambassador.
- YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund
The mission of the Fashion Scholarship Fund is to advance the fashion industry by encouraging gifted and enterprising young people to pursue careers in design, merchandising, retailing and business, ensuring the industry will continue to attract dedicated, capable and creative individuals. As the premier educational fashion non-profit in the United States, the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund (FSF) seeks to identify and create career opportunities for young people worldwide. They grant the single largest sum of money and total number of scholarship in the entire fashion community, supplementing financial support for scholars, offering hands-on experience with the world’s top fashion companies and most influential leaders.
As one of the YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund’s member schools, School of Art, Architecture and Design students compete for scholarships by completing an intensive case and then competing on the national level for $5,000 scholarships and the opportunity to travel to New York for a gala and mentoring opportunities. In January of 2017, seven students from IU won $5,000 scholarships. Of the seven, Marley Isaacson advanced to the Geoffrey Beene Scholarship and was awarded $30,000 as a top 4 national winner. Since 2005, 53 IU students have won $5,000 scholarships (totaling over $250,000) and we hold the national honor of being a YMAFS Scholar.
College of Arts and Sciences scholarships + awards
As a student within the College of Arts and Sciences, you may be eligible for a number of scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other awards through the College.