To be eligible for the Cox Access Scholarship, you must:
- Enter IU classified as an Indiana resident, with a cumulative gap of three years or more in your education.
- Be pursuing your first baccalaureate degree.
- Be a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours upon arrival and throughout your academic career at IU Bloomington.
- Be earning a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher (4.0 scale) at time of admission.
- Demonstrate financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2021 for the upcoming academic year.
- Be willing to complete an eight- to ten-hour work commitment each week during your entire enrollment at Indiana University.
Please note: NCAA athletes are not eligible for the Cox Scholarships.
If you're selected as a Cox Access Scholar, you can review a comprehensive list of enrollment and academic requirements here.
The Cox Access Scholarship application opens on October 30, 2020 and all required materials must be submitted by April 15, 2021.
To apply, you must complete the following steps.
- Log into One.IU. Enter the keyword “scholarships” in the search bar.
- Click on the “IU Scholarships” icon (a dollar sign with a graduation cap ).
- Click “Sign In With Your Network ID.” You may be prompted to sign in using your IU credentials.
- 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 “IUB-Cox Access Scholarship Application” and apply.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15, 2021.
Due to challenges resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, the Cox Scholars Program will not be interviewing applicants this year. Scholarships will be awarded based on information provided by students in their Cox Scholars Program applications to make the process easier for students during this difficult time.
Students selected to receive Cox Scholarships will be invited to events in the spring to learn more about the Cox Scholars Program and to meet their fellow Cox Scholars and program staff.
April 15, 2021
Deadline to submit your Cox Access Scholars Program application and FAFSA.
April 15-30, 2021
By April 30, 2021
All applicants will be notified of their status.
Dates are subject to change. Please check back for the most up to date schedule.
If you’re awarded a Cox Scholarship, you can receive gift aid from institutional funds (IU merit scholarships, grants, and fee remissions) totaling no more than the official cost of attendance for Indiana University Bloomington.
Please note that Cox Scholarship amounts will be reduced to ensure that your individual aid package does not exceed the official cost of attendance for IU Bloomington. External scholarships and entitlements from federal and state funds can be awarded regardless of your total aid package.
If you’re awarded a Cox Access Scholarship, you can find more information about financial support here.
Cox Access Scholarships that are awarded to students as incoming freshmen are renewable for a total of four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate study, not including summer sessions, or until the student earns their first baccalaureate degree.
Cox Access Scholarships that are awarded to current students at IU Bloomington are renewable for a total of three years (six semesters of undergraduate study), not including summer sessions, or until the student earns their first baccalaureate degree.
In order to renew your scholarships, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be enrolled fulltime (12 or more credit hours) as a degree-seeking student on the Bloomington campus; waitlisted courses do not count toward official enrollment.
- Maintain a cumulative program GPA of 3.0 at IU.
- Successfully work in your on-campus position during your entire enrollment at Indiana University.
If you’re the recipient of a Cox Access Scholarship and you choose to attend another college or university (including an IU campus other than Bloomington), the scholarship is forfeited.