We offer fellowships, assistantships, and scholarships to students of philanthropy.
- McKinney Fellowship
This competitive fellowship is designed for students admitted to the master of arts in philanthropic studies program with an interest in pursuing a career centered on conservation and environmental issues. We are interested in finding leaders who fundraise effectively, advocate passionately, and want to make a positive global impact. Preference will be given to applicants interested in staying in Indiana upon completion of the program.
Recipients will receive a scholarship equal to full tuition for the master’s degree. In addition, students will be offered a community-based graduate assistantship. Our graduate assistants are places in an organization, work 20 hours per week, and earn a stipend and health insurance.
- University Fellowship
The University Fellowship is awarded to a limited number of IUPUI graduate students. These highly competitive awards currently carry a stipend of $12,000 for master’s students and $22,000 for Ph.D. students as well as the waiver of most fees for students, and are for the fall-spring academic year. The M.A. and Ph.D. program admissions committee nominates qualified students for the university fellowship.
- Hearst Minority Fellowship
The Hearst Minority Fellowship allows two minority students each year to come to Indianapolis to study philanthropy through the M.A. and Ph.D. in Philanthropic Studies degree programs.Apply for this fellowship
- Eugene R. Tempel Fellowship
The Eugene R. Tempel Fellowship, established by P.A. Mack Jr., was established to support one fellowship per year for a student who is pursuing a doctorate degree in philanthropic studies and is selected solely on a student’s merit as defined by the school’s guidelines. The fellowship is renewable for a five-year period to allow the recipient to complete his/her doctoral studies.
Graduate assistantships are awarded on a competitive basis to incoming students. Awardees receive health insurance and a stipend with a work requirement. Based on the competitiveness of your application, you may also receive tuition assistance.
- Emily Student Book Scholarship
This award is for Indianapolis students in a philanthropic studies program (undergraduate or graduate, including Ph.D.). International students studying in Indianapolis are eligible to apply. Students must be in good academic standing.
The award is for the purchase of books required for philanthropic studies courses up to $300 per semester.
• Spring Awards – January 17
• Summer Awards – May 1
• Fall Awards – August 1
- Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders Program
Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader program participants and alumni who have successfully met the requirements of their scholarship/service and who have been admitted to the Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies program at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy will receive the following as part of the financial aid package:
- $3,000 Lilly Family School of Philanthropy tuition scholarship for Indiana residents. The scholarship will be applied each semester based on the number of courses taken. Indiana residents will receive $250 per class for a total of $3,000.
- $6,000 Lilly Family School of Philanthropy tuition scholarship for non-residents. The scholarship will be applied each semester based on the number of courses taken. Non-resident students will receive $500 per class for a total of $6,000.
- Application fee waiver
- Bonner Scholars and Bonner Leaders may also be eligible for additional admissions based scholarships from the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
Eligibility requirements and next steps:
- Provide a letter verifying your participation in the program from your Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader program adviser from your home institution or from the central office.
- Admission to the Master of Arts program at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
- Successfully complete requirements of Bonner Scholar or Bonner Leader Program at undergraduate institution
- Must maintain good academic standing to maintain scholarship support
- Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Alumni Association Scholarship
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Alumni Association Scholarship was established to help students complete their Master of Arts in Philanthropic Studies or Master of Public Affairs in Nonprofit Management Degrees. Applicants must be a current student at IUPUI or Indiana University Bloomington, pursing an M.A. in Philanthropic Studies or an M.P.A. with a concentration in nonprofit management.
The scholarship recipient will be chosen using the following criteria:
- Academic, volunteer and/or professional achievement
- Financial need
- IU Lilly Family School of Philanthropy Student Internship Fund (continuing students)
Multiple donors to the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy have established a fund at the Indiana University Foundation to create an internship assistance fund for students enrolled in the undergrad or graduate programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy.
These funds will be used to help defray the costs of internships for students, as well as to provide a resource for living expenses, especially when the internship is without pay.
Eligible students may apply at any time during the year as funds will be given on a rolling basis. Students may request support regardless of whether their internship is paid or unpaid, but preference will be given to internships that are unpaid and are not in the greater Indianapolis area.
The amount of funds paid to the recipient(s) will depend on the student need and the amount available in the fund. The committee will make every attempt to award an amount that is feasible for the student based on the opportunity at hand and the overall needs of every student applying.
Students interested in this opportunity will work directly with the department of academic programs at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy. (link to PDF file to be uploaded later)Apply for internship assistance
I am so grateful to be a Hearst Fellowship Recipient. During my first year, I had the opportunity to volunteer with the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy for 10 hours a week. This preset hourly arrangement simultaneously provided me ample time to dedicate to my graduate courses. The volunteer experience complemented my course work and therefore laid a strong foundation for my academic career.Brittany Jenkins, M.A. '16