Study Abroad Scholarships

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.


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.

***Patrick O’Meara Scholarship gives priority to HLS-based short-term faculty-led programs.

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. Students, please direct faculty recommenders to the Recommendation Form.
  • Fill out and submit the HLS Study Abroad Scholarship application form linked to the button below.
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Applications are currently under review. Applicants will be notified in the coming weeks.

About the scholarship donors

Anderson Overseas Study 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.

Feltman/Simcox Study Abroad 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.

James D. Fielding Family Study Abroad 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.

Patrick O'Meara Scholarship 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, 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.

Note: While this scholarship is open to all HLS students, it is the only HLS-based scholarship available at this time for HLS students participating in short term study abroad programs (HLS in Uzbekistan or HLS in Jordan).


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