To be eligible for a Cox Research Scholarship, you must:
- Enter IU classified as an Indiana resident.
- 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.
- Have a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher (4.0 scale) at the time of admission.
- Demonstrate financial need by filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by February 1, 2023 for the upcoming academic year.
- Be willing to commit to 10 to 12 hours of work in research each week during your entire enrollment at Indiana University.
You can be interested in any academic major and are not expected to have prior research experience. However, you must exhibit academic curiosity and intellectual prowess.
If you’re selected as a Cox Research Scholar, you can review a comprehensive list of enrollment and academic requirements here.
Please note: NCAA athletes are not eligible for Cox Scholarships.
The Cox Scholarship application opens on October 15, 2022. To apply for the Cox Research Scholarship, you must complete the following steps by February 1, 2023.
- Create your IU computing account. You will need your 10-digit university ID number provided in your admission notification email to create this account. It may take up to two hours to activate your account. Do not log in using your guest account.
- Log into One.IU once your account is activated. 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 Scholarship Application” and complete the application, including the optional Cox Research question at the end of the application.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the Cox Scholarship Application deadline.
Please apply early to ensure we receive all of your application materials by the application deadline.
By February 15, 2023
Finalists will receive an invitation to attend a required 30-minute online interview.
February 24 & 27, 2023
Finalists interviews will be held online.
By March 10, 2023
All interviewees 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.
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 Research Scholarship, you can find more information about financial support here.
The Cox Research Scholarship is available to students as incoming freshmen and, once awarded, is renewable for a total of four years (eight semesters) of undergraduate study, not including summer sessions.
If you choose to attend another college or university (including an IU campus other than Bloomington) or withdraw from IU, the scholarship is forfeited.
In order to renew the scholarship, you must meet the following requirements:
- Be enrolled full-time (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.
- Complete successful participation in your assigned research work.