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Big opportunities for working students

Cox Scholarships offer funding, along with professional, service, and academic experience to Indiana residents.

File your FAFSA

Submit by the Cox Scholarship deadlines: February 15 (incoming freshmen); April 1 (current students)

Application requirements 

To apply to become a Cox Scholar, you must be:

  • Enrolled as a full-time undergraduate student (carrying 12 or more credit hours) on the IU Indianapolis campus
  • Pursuing your first undergraduate degree
  • Maintaining a minimum cumulative 3.0 GPA on a 4.0 scale
  • A US citizen and resident of the state of Indiana
  • Able to demonstrate a commitment to funding your own education by working to contribute at least 25% of the standard cost of attendance OR showing 300 total worked hours a year
  • An incoming freshman OR a currently enrolled IU Indianapolis undergraduate student
  • Able to demonstrate financial need by submitting the FAFSA

Award amount and deadlines

Note: NCAA athletes and Physical Education majors are not eligible for Cox Scholarships.
  • Scholarships range between $5,000–$15,000 per year and are typically based on your aid package.
  • All materials, including the FAFSA, must be submitted by the following deadlines:
    Incoming Freshman deadline: February 15
    Current IU Indianapolis student deadline: April 1
  • Please apply early to ensure we receive all of your application materials by the deadline.
  • If you are selected as a finalist, you will be notified within three weeks of the deadline to schedule an online interview.
  • Recipients will be notified four weeks after the deadline.

Steps to apply

  • Begin the IU Scholarships application.
  • Complete all questions on the “General Application,” then click “Finish and Submit.” This should be completed before applying for a Cox Scholarship. Please ensure that you answer all questions thoroughly.
  • Select “Other Recommended Opportunities.”
  • Search for “Cox.”
  • Select the “IU Indianapolis-Jesse H. & Beulah Chanley Cox Scholarship” and complete the application with all required documents to apply.
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Cox Scholarship application deadline.

The legacy and spirit of a Cox Scholar

The Indiana University Foundation and IU Indianapolis Scholarships are pleased to offer this opportunity for working students through the generosity of Jesse H. and Beulah Chanley Cox.

This scholarship affirms and rewards the efforts of IU Indianapolis students who have demonstrated the motivation and resourcefulness required for success through their part-time work and solid academic performance. This recognition is earned through a commitment to education, demonstrated by dedication to studies, civic engagement, and continued employment. It exemplifies the values of Mr. Cox, who appreciated hard work and perseverance.

IU Indianapolis

Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

Campus Center, Room 250
420 University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202