The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) is pleased to offer merit scholarships to students enrolled within the disciplines of the College. We encourage all CLAS majors to apply using IU South Bend's Online Scholarship Application by the March 1st deadline. Letters of recommendation are also due March 1st. You will have the option to enter faculty contact information when fill out your scholarship form. Further information about each award can be found below.
Nick Wort in the CLAS Deans Office (DW3300) will be happy to accept your letters and statements in person, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org. He can be reached for questions at 574-520-4267.
The Dean's Scholarships and the Gerkin Scholarship
The College is pleased to provide four merit scholarships to qualified students. There are three Dean's Scholarships--in the Humanities, in the Social and Behavioral Sciences, and in the Natural Sciences. Each scholarship carries an award of $500. Students majoring in the Physical Sciences, Mathematics, Computer Science, or Informatics are eligible to apply for the Gerkin Scholarship. This scholarship carries an award of $1,000. To be eligible for one of these scholarships, students must be completing a major within the College, have completed at least 48 hours by the end of the spring semester in which they are applying, and have earned at least a 3.5 overall grade point average. The online application is due March 1st. Letters of recommendation are also due March 1st. You will have the option to enter faculty contact information when fill out your scholarship form.
The Robbins Scholarship
The IUSB College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is pleased to request applications for the J. Wesley & Roberta Robbins Scholarship. J. Wesley Robbins joined the IU South Bend faculty in 1967 and was co-founder of the Philosophy Department, in which he served for 36 years. Roberta Robbins is an alumna of the IU South Bend School of Business and Economics. She served for a number of years on the Alumni Board. The $500 scholarship is awarded for merit and may be applied toward tuition during the next academic year. The scholarship will be awarded to a junior or senior who has a record of academic excellence as demonstrated by a GPA of 3.0 or higher. Preference will be given to students who exhibit an interest in the study of philosophy, as demonstrated by their course work and stated research interests. The online application is due March 1st.
The Bender Scholars Program
Professors Harvey and Eileen Bender were distinguished multidisciplinary scholars in the humanities and sciences, who committed their lives to mentoring and encouraging students and colleagues. Their legacy empowers young scholars to extend their knowledge, explore new areas of research, and integrate life experience with their academic endeavors to further Indiana University South Bend's mission of excellent teaching, creation of new knowledge, and service to communities everywhere.
The Bender Scholarship Award will be $1000 this academic year. The scholarship is awarded for academic merit and will be awarded to a distinguished multidisciplinary student enrolled in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) with a major in the sciences or humanities, possessing a demonstrated and continuing involvement in community service and a record of leadership on campus. Eligible students must be juniors or seniors, and have a minimum of a 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale. Recipients in their junior year are eligible to reapply in their senior year. In order to maintain eligibility for the award, students must be full-time and enrolled in 12 or more credit hours in each semester of the academic year while holding the scholarship. The online application is due March 1st. Letters of recommendation are also due March 1st. You will have the option to enter faculty contact information when fill out your scholarship form.IU South Bend Online Scholarship Application
Other Scholarship Opportunities
Several departments within the College also administer scholarships for their majors. See the Scholarships website or the individual department websites for more information about these opportunities.
Page updated 1/25/2021