Hamilton Lugar School students have access to a number of school-funded scholarships designed to support everything from tuition to overseas studies.
Scholarship opportunities for globally minded students
For incoming students
Scholarships offered to incoming freshman students.
Direct Admission Scholarship
All students directly admitted to the Hamilton Lugar School will be considered for a Direct Admission Scholarship. The admission committee considers, selective student scholarship essays, interviews, academic achievement, and extracurricular activities in awarding these scholarships.Learn more
György Ránki Scholarship
The György Ránki Scholarship supports undergraduate or graduate students in the Department of Central Eurasian Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.Learn more
Hannah Buxbaum International Scholarship
The Vice President Hannah Buxbaum International Scholarship provides an annual scholarship for an undergraduate student in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies, who has aspirations of pursuing a career in international affairs and is in good standing as determined by the school's scholarship committee.Learn more
Shreve Scholars Program Scholarship
The Shreve Scholars Program provides undergraduate scholarships for direct-admit students from the state of Indiana. It also supports graduate scholarships for in-state Wells Scholars who pursue their fifth year in the Hamilton Lugar School's combined B.A./M.A. program in international studies.Learn more
Apply to IU
For the highest scholarship consideration, apply to IU by the early action (non-binding) November 1 deadline.
For HLS undergraduates
Scholarships offered to current HLS undergraduate students.
David E. Albright Memorial Scholarship
The Albright Scholarship honors Dr. Albright's passion for international issues and continues his legacy of mentoring students by annually recognizing a deserving student, who has a major in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies and a strong interest in, and commitment to, international issues.Learn more
Gines Undergraduate EALC Scholarship
The Gines Undergraduate EALC Scholarship supports undergraduate students in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures within the Hamilton Lugar School. Given by EALC alumni James Gines and his wife, Noriko, for undergraduates combining excellence in an East Asian language with excellence in professional school studies.Learn more
Study Abroad Scholarships
HLS has scholarships specifically for supporting undergraduate students participating in an overseas study experience. The overseas study program can be for a summer, a semester, or an academic year.Learn more
Overseas Study in Taiwan Scholarships
Taiwan Huayu Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent (BEST) Program Short-Term Study Scholarships at National Taiwan University (NTU) support students who pursue one semester of Chinese language study at one of NTU’s internationally renowned immersive Chinese-learning programs.Learn more
Intern scholarships are offered to students who are pursuing or actively involved in an internship program.
Established to assist HLS students with a record of academic excellence to pursue impactful internship experiences in the U.S. and abroad in summer.Learn more
James D. Fielding Internship Abroad Scholarship
This scholarship supports both undergraduate and graduate students in the Hamilton Lugar School who participate in an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study internship as part of an educational experience.Learn more
Tobias Center Scholarship for Internships in International Development
Deadline: April 1, 2023
The Tobias Center for Innovation in International Development supports undergraduate and graduate students in the Hamilton Lugar School pursuing internship experiences related to international development.Learn more
Foreign Language and Area Studies Fellowships
The Foreign Language and Area Studies (FLAS) fellowships are funded by the United States Department of Education in support of graduate and undergraduate students studying less commonly taught languages and cultures, in particular, those considered to be of critical interest to the United States. They are intended to promote the training of students who plan to make their careers in college or university teaching, government service, or other employment where knowledge of foreign languages and cultures is a prerequisite for success.
For HLS graduate students
These fellowships are offered to current HLS graduate students.
Marian vonLackum Mack Doctoral Student Fellowship
Established by P.A. Mack to honor his late wife, Marian vonLackum Mack, who lived her life with a keen interest in the study of foreign relations, which led her to consider a career in foreign service with the U.S. State Department. All graduate students pursuing degrees in the Hamilton Lugar School are eligible for this award.Learn more
DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship
The DACOR Bacon House Foundation Fellowship is a $10,000 award granted to a first-year graduate student or fourth-year BA/MA student at the Hamilton Lugar School for continued studies towards a Master’s Degree in some aspect of foreign affairs.Learn more
Polish Century Club Exploratory Research Fellowship
The Polish Studies Center offers a research fellowship for graduate students in the first two years of their study at Indiana University. The fellowship is open to MA and Ph.D. students who want to investigate the possibility of further research in Poland.Learn more
Nancy and Michael Werner Fellowship in Latin American Studies
The Nancy and Michael Werner Fellowship in Latin American Studies supports fellowships for graduate students pursuing a master's degree in Latin American Studies in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies.Learn more
Additional Scholarship Opportunities
- Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning Grants and Awards
- College of Arts and Sciences
- Fund for Education Abroad
- IU Foundation Scholarships
- Office of National Scholarships & Awards
- Office of Overseas Study
- Office of Scholarships
- Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity, and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA)
- Rotary District Global Grant Scholarship
- Student Central
- Undergraduate Research Scholarships in Islamic Studies
- Walter Center for Career Achievement Internship Funding Opportunities