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External scholarships

You can find scholarships from many sources in the private sector, including businesses and civic, community, and religious organizations.

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Be on the lookout

IU Indianapolis cautions you against using paid scholarships. Avoid sites requiring any upfront payments, processing costs, or redemption fees. IU Indianapolis is not responsible for any site content or scholarships outside of the university, so remember: if in doubt, don’t fill it out.

Search these free scholarship databases


A multi-billion-dollar scholarship database (formerly Cappex)

Big Future

The College Board’s scholarship database.

Career One Stop

Scholarships, fellowships, grants, and other financial aid award opportunities compiled by the US Department of Labor.

Central Indiana Community Foundation

Search and apply for scholarships in CICF’s portal (Indiana residents only)


Holds challenges to earn one of several awards each year.


A free scholarship search platform.

Searchable database of scholarships and grants.


Searchable database with millions of scholarships.

IU Indianapolis

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Campus Center, Room 250
420 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202