B.A. Scholarships

Thomasson Scholarship

Thanks to a generous gift from the Thomasson family, we are pleased to offer undergraduate students the opportunity to apply for an all-encompassing, up to four-year scholarship that is equivalent to the cost of tuition and fees, room and board, and books, as well as support for a semester of study abroad.

Hearst Scholarship

We are pleased to offer the Hearst Scholarship for undergraduate students.

The Hearst Undergraduate Scholarship is designed for underrepresented minority students with demonstrated financial need, who also plan to reside in the United States upon completion of their philanthropic studies degree. Two in-state scholarships ($5,000) and one out-of-state scholarship ($10,000) will be awarded each academic year.

Johnson Family Scholars Award

The Johnson Family Scholars Award will provide $4,500 for one academic year to one Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy undergraduate student majoring in philanthropic studies. Underrepresented populations and students with financial need are strongly encouraged to apply.

RISE Scholarship

Undergraduate philanthropic studies students enrolled in a RISE designated course, or enrolled in a course while participating in the RISE to the IU Indianapolis challenge program, are eligible to apply for an IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy RISE scholarship. Scholarships ($1500) are available each semester for students who meet eligibility requirements.

Emily Student Book Scholarship

This award is for Indianapolis students in a philanthropic studies program (undergraduate or graduate, including Ph.D.). International students studying in Indianapolis are eligible to apply. Students must be in good academic standing.

The award is for the purchase of books required for philanthropic studies courses up to $300 per semester.

Priority Deadlines:
• Spring Awards – January 17
• Summer Awards – May 1
• Fall Awards – August 1

Youth Philanthropy Scholarship

The Youth Philanthropy Scholarship is awarded to students who have demonstrated a commitment to philanthropic engagement through volunteering, extra-curricular activities, community involvement, advocacy, etc. Scholarship amount can be up to $1,500.