Graduate Scholarships

Admissions-based Scholarships & Fellowships

Master’s Student Scholarships

Students who meet criteria for admission to our Applied Data Science, Bioinformatics, Health Informatics, Computer Science, or Human-Computer Interaction master’s programs will be considered for an admission-based scholarship if attending full-time.

Scholarships are awarded each semester and range from $500 to $2,250 per semester. Applicants do not need to apply separately for this admission-based scholarship. Some programs offer hourly employment opportunities within the department for full-time students.

Ph.D. Fellowships

We offer fellowships to qualified, full-time Ph.D. students. To be automatically considered for a fellowship, Ph.D. applicants must submit their application by the deadline. Ph.D. fellowships include tuition reimbursement and a monthly stipend for work with a graduate faculty member.

You must continue to be a Luddy Indianapolis major for the duration of the scholarship award period. If you switch to a major outside of Luddy Indianapolis at any time during the award period, your scholarship will be rescinded.

Program Scholarships

How to Apply

  1. Take a look at the opportunities and requirements listed for your major.
  2. Log in and complete the general application. Unless otherwise noted, students must complete the IU Indianapolis general application by March 15. We will contact qualified applicants after March 15 and ask them to submit a personal statement in order to be fully considered for the scholarship.
  3. Then search for the opportunity for which you want to apply and complete the application for that scholarship. Submit all required information as noted in the application (FAFSA, letter of recommendation, essay, etc). Each scholarship may have different application requirements.

 

John R. Gibbs

$1,000 per year
3.5 or higher GPA

One award is granted annually either to a full-time undergraduate student or a full-time graduate student, to encourage innovation and entrepreneurial spirit. The student must have a record of academic excellence. Preference is given to those who have demonstrated or expressed a stated interest in innovation and entrepreneurship.

Ruth Walker Health Informatics Scholarship

$800 per year
3.0 or higher GPA

This scholarship is open to full-time students who have a record of academic excellence. Preference will be given to student who have an undergraduate degree in Health Information Management from Indiana University.

David R. and Dorotha W. Oliver Graduate Scholarship

Variable amount per year
3.5 or higher GPA

This scholarship is awarded to Master of Library and Information Science students with a record of academic excellence. It was established by the children of IU alumni David and Dortha Oliver, 1964 and 1967 graduates, respectively. Recipients must have a minimum GPA of 3.5. Preference will be given to returning students and/or students with interest in public school librarianship.

Other requirements (see application for details): Students are automatically matched and considered for the scholarship. There is no essay or letter of recommendation required.

Keith C. Kuhn Tri-State Scholarship

Variable amount per year
3.0 or higher GPA

This scholarship is awarded to Master of Library and Information Science students who are from the Tri-State area (southeast Indiana, southwest Ohio, and northern Kentucky). Keith C. Kuhn was a 1976 MLS graduate; he also served as President of the ILS Alumni Board for several years. He was the Head of Public Services in the Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County, OH. The recipients will have completed a minimum of 6 credit hours in the program and have an excellent record of academic achievement with a minimum of 3.0 GPA.

Other requirements (see application for details): Students are automatically matched and considered for the scholarship. There is no essay or letter of recommendation required.

Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship

One time award of $1000 and $500 in tuition remission per semester
(6 credit hours required)

This scholarship is awarded annually to Master of Library and Information Science students from underrepresented backgrounds at the discretion of the department chair. For more information, visit the Wilma Gibbs Moore Graduate Endowed Scholarship page.

Spectrum Scholarship

The LIS Department Matches the Spectrum award in tuition remission.
See: https://www.ala.org/advocacy/spectrum

Spectrum recruits and provides scholarships to American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, Black/African American, Hispanic/Latino and Native Hawaiian/Other Pacific Islander students to assist individuals interested in obtaining a graduate degree and leadership positions within the Library and Information Science profession and the American Library Association (ALA) organization.

Apply by March 1