Fellowship, Scholarship & Award Opportunities

Undergraduate scholarships

Study Abroad Scholarships

HLS has scholarships that are specifically for supporting undergraduate students who are participating in an overseas study experience. The overseas study program can be for a summer, a semester, or an academic year.

Eligibility

To be eligible for an HLS study abroad scholarships, you must:

  • Be officially enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum 12 credit hours) with a major or minor in HLS at the time you apply
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at the time you apply
  • Have been accepted to participate in an IU-approved*, credit-bearing overseas study program**
  • Preference is given to applicants who has not previously received an HLS study abroad scholarship

*Non-IU programs must be approved in advance by the Office of International Admissions via approval of the Credit Transfer Agreement Form.

**Feltman/Simcox scholarship gives priority to students studying in Russia. 

Application process and materials

To be considered for an HLS study abroad scholarship, you must submit an application, including the following materials, by the application deadline:

  • Acceptance confirmation to overseas study program
  • Program budget
  • Personal statement
  • Resume
  • One letter of recommendation from an IU (preferably HLS) faculty member

Deadline
October 18, 2019, for Spring 2020 funding
March 23, 2020, for Summer and Fall 2020 funding

Contact
hls@iu.edu
(812) 856-7900

Students can submit one application to be considered for each of the following four scholarships:

About the donor

This scholarship was established through the generosity of IU alumnus Harold Anderson. Harold studied history in the College of Arts and Sciences. He also joined Sigma Pi Fraternity and played on the IU basketball team in 1925–26. Harold taught history and coached basketball in the Madison County area, and later returned to IU and graduated from the IU Maurer School of Law. He was a distinguished lawyer for many years in Anderson, Indiana.

About the donor

This scholarship was established by alumnus Nathan Feltman who earned both a B.S. in Business from the Kelley School of Business and a B.A. in Political Science from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1992; a J.D. from the Robert H. McKinney School of Law in 1994; and a L.L.M. in Russian Law from the Institute of State & Law, Russian Academy of Sciences, Moscow, Russia. Nathan Feltman studied Russian language and culture as part of his undergraduate degree in political science and completed several study abroad programs in the former Soviet Union. He has worked as a corporate lawyer at international law firms in Moscow, Chicago and Indianapolis; served as Secretary of Commerce for the State of Indiana and CEO of the Indiana Economic Development Corporation, as owner and CEO of the healthcare company Home Health Depot; and is an owner of IBJ Media. Mr. Feltman is a member of several notable boards, among which the Dean’s Advisory Council of the Hamilton Lugar School.

About the donor

This scholarship was established through the generosity of IU alumnus James D. Fielding and his family. Jim studied political science in the College of Arts and Sciences. His study abroad experience in Copenhagen, Denmark, profoundly influenced him. He notes that the experience has had a significant impact on his ability to work for global companies and to successfully engage in a great deal of international business.

Jim’s career has largely been focused on retail, and has included positions as president of Disney Stores Worldwide and CEO of Claire’s Stores. He is currently President of Consumer Products and Innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

About the donor

Patrick O'Meara is a well-known scholar of international development, comparative politics, and African politics. After completing his doctorate in political science at Indiana University, he went on to serve as director of the African Studies Program, Dean for International Programs, IU's first Vice President for International Affairs, and as Special Advisor to the Indiana University President.  His faculty appointments were in the School of Public and Environmental Affairs, and Political Science. He has been closely affiliated with the Hamilton Lugar School since its inception.

The endowment for the fellowships was made possible through the generosity of Indiana University Distinguished Research Scholar and Professor Emeritus of Mathematics, Madan L. Puri, in honor of Patrick O'Meara.

Intern scholarships

Established to assist HLS students with a record of academic excellence to pursue impactful internship experiences in the U.S. and abroad in summer. 

Application deadline

March 17, 2019

Eligibility

  • Undergraduate or graduate student with a major in HLS
  • Minimum GPA: 3.2
  • Proof of acceptance to a summer internship program

Application Materials

After completion of your internship, submit the following:

Selection criteria

  • Promise of a productive learning experience as indicated by intellectual capacity reflected in grades and faculty recommendation
  • Significance in alignment of educational and career goals
  • Feasibility and clarity of proposed budget

Contact: Ashlynne Bender
Assistant Director of Student Placement
ashbende@iu.edu
(812) 855-5178

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.

The internship can be for a semester, academic year, or the summer.

Award

Award amounts vary

Eligibility

To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • Be officially enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (minimum 12 credit hours) or graduate student (minimum 6 credit hours) with a major or minor in HLS at the time you apply
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.00 at the time you apply
  • Have been accepted to participate in an IU-approved, credit-bearing overseas study program

Application process and materials

  • Application Form
  • Two letters of recommendation, including at least one from a Hamilton Lugar School faculty member. Students please direct faculty recommenders to the Recommendation Form.

Deadline

March 17, 2019

About the donor

IU alumnus James D. Fielding and his family established this scholarship for the Hamilton Lugar School. Jim studied political science at IU, where his study abroad experience in Copenhagen, Denmark, profoundly influenced him. He notes that the experience has had a significant impact on his ability to work for global companies and have a successful career in international business.

Jim’s career has focused on retail, including positions as president of Disney Stores Worldwide and CEO of Claire’s Stores. He is currently President of Consumer Products and Innovation for Fox Television Group and Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation.

Contact: Ashlynne Bender
Assistant Director of Student Placement
ashbende@iu.edu
(812) 855-5178

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.

HLS Graduate 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.

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 serve with the U.S. State department. P.A. Mack was the chief of staff for U.S. Senator Birch Bayh and was appointed by both Presidents Carter and Regan to serve as a member of National Credit Union Administration of which he was elected Vice-Chairman. Marian vonLackum Mack graduated from the University of Iowa and complete several graduate courses at the School of International Studies at John Hopkins University.

Award

$2500.00

Eligibility

All graduate students pursuing degrees in the Hamilton Lugar School are eligible for this award. It may be renewed for a up to five years of study. The graduate admissions committee will automatically consider all incoming applicants and award the Marian vonLackum Mack Doctoral Student Fellowship based on merit. No additional application is necessary.

Contact: Liese Hilgeman
Director of Graduate Administrative Services
lhilgema@indiana.edu
(812) 855-7792

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