Fellowship, Scholarship & Award Opportunities

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Apply to IU

For the highest scholarship consideration, apply to IU by the early action (non-binding) November 1 deadline.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dean’s Scholarship

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

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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.

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Tobias Center Scholarship for Internships in International Development

We will review applications on a rolling basis starting on March 20th, 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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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