Grants

IU Grants
IU Grants
Pell Promise Award

If you are an in-state student who qualifies for a Federal Pell Grant, IU Bloomington will pay any other tuition and mandatory fees that are not covered by the Federal Pell Grant or other types of grant aid.

Who Receives the IU Pell Promise Award?

You must receive Pell Grant funding during a semester to qualify for Pell Promise funding that same semester. Freshmen must also have an SAT score of 1200 or higher (Critical Reading and Math sections only) or a composite ACT score of 27 or higher.

Recipients must:

  • Be classified as an Indiana resident undergraduate
  • Maintain a cumulative program GPA of at least 3.0 to renew the award
  • Be an incoming freshman or the recipient of a Pell Promise the year prior
  • Be enrolled full time at the end of the first week of classes; waitlisted classes do not count toward full-time enrollment

Pell Promise Awards are not available to transfer students. Your Pell Promise Award will decrease as other gift aid (grants, scholarships, and other aid that does not have to be repaid) is reported.

How to Apply for a Pell Promise Award

You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the IU Bloomington priority deadline (March 10) to be considered for a IU Pell Promise Award. If you are awarded a Federal Pell Grant, you will automatically be considered for the IU Pell Promise Award.

21st Century Scholars Covenant

If you receive the 21st Century Scholars Grant, you will automatically be considered for a 21st Century Scholars Covenant to cover any additional unmet costs, including books, room, and board, up to the amount of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)-defined financial need.

Who Receives the 21st Century Scholars Covenant?

The 21st Century Scholars Convenant is awarded to Indiana residents with demonstrated financial need.

Recipients must:

  • Be 21st Century Scholars Grant recipients and maintain that program’s requirements
  • Begin enrollment as full-time freshmen at IU Bloomington for the fall semester immediately following their senior year of high school (Students who graduate from high school in December must wait to begin enrollment with the fall cohort; those who begin enrollment immediately in the spring following their graduation will be ineligible for the IU Covenant.)
  • Apply to IU early in the fall of their senior year and be accepted for admission to a bachelor’s degree program at IU Bloomington
  • Maintain consistent full-time enrollment each semester (fall and spring)
  • Must be enrolled full time at the end of the fourth week of classes. Being on a waitlist does not count.

How to Apply for a 21st Century Scholars Covenant

You will need to complete the FAFSA by the IU Bloomington priority deadline (March 10), in addition to other requirements. Learn more about applying for a 21st Century Scholars Grant »

LaVerne Noyes Award

If you are a direct descendent of an American veteran of World War I, and have demonstrated financial need, you may be eligible for the LaVerne Noyes Award.

Who Receives the LaVerne Noyes Award?

To receive this award, in addition to the requirements above, you must:

  • Be a U.S. citizen
  • Be enrolled at least half time in a degree-seeking undergraduate program
  • Make satisfactory academic progress
  • Demonstrate at least $1,000 in unmet financial need on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Who Is a Qualifying Veteran?

You will need to provide documentation that your qualifying World War I veteran met the following requirements:

  • Honorable discharge or discharge due to death
  • Six months of military service prior to November 11, 1918, or active service overseas in World War I prior to November 11, 1918, or died in service during World War I

Documentation should include:

  • Copies of birth certificates and/or marriage licenses tracing your relationships completely and directly to the veteran (birth certificate for the veteran is not required)
  • Official documentation to verify the veteran’s military service, such as an honorable discharge certificate or certification letter from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

You will only need to provide documentation prior to your first award. If you are unable to submit all documentation until after an award period has ended, you will not be able to receive the award retroactively.

How to Apply for a LaVerne Noyes Award

You will need to complete the FAFSA by the IU Bloomington priority deadline (March 10). If you have $1,000 or more in unmet need, contact us to submit your military documentation.

IU Staff Council Awards

If your parents are IU staff members, you may be eligible for an IU Staff Council Award. This grant is funded by the income of an IU Foundation endowment, and the availability of funds changes each year. Awards are offered until available funds have all been disbursed.

Who Receives the IU Staff Council Award?

To receive this award, you must:

Priority is given to students who demonstrate the highest financial need.

How to Apply for Other Grants

You will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the IU Bloomington priority deadline (March 10), in addition to other requirements.