Rising Star Scholarship At Indiana University

In honour of Yaolin Wang, Rising Star scholarship at Indiana University is established and now open for applications. Students from all over the world who wish to pursue their degree in the United States are encouraged to apply. If you are looking for financial assistance to pursue your undergraduate studies, then apply for this scholarship call!




Indiana University Bloomington was established in 1820. It is the flagship campus of the Indiana University’s seven campuses as well as two regional centres statewide. Creativity, innovation and academic freedom are hallmarks of its world-class contributions in the arts and research. IU students, faculty and alumni aspire to the highest standards of their fields, bringing home prestigious international and national awards, such as Nobel Prizes, Tonys, Oscars, Emmys, Pulitzer Prizes, Olympic medals, Grammys, Fulbrights and Guggenheims. The University boasts diverse academic programs from African History to nuclear physics, with several ranking at number 1 as well as in the top 10 nationally. The Indiana University Bloomington is also known for firsts and innovation like the nation’s first informatics school.

This year, the University is offering the Rising Star scholarship at Indiana University for international students who wish to pursue their undergraduate degree at the University. The scholarship call is offered in honour of a deceased Yaolin Wang, an IU student whose life ended before she could fulfil her bright future.

The scholarship is worth $ 3000 and is a one-time award. It will be credited to the student’s bursar account for the fall of 2019.

This scheme recognises a student who is building her future through engagement and involvement. The nominator needs to demonstrate:

  • The student has a deep desire to constantly enhance life at the University by engaging in opportunities to lead or help others
  • How the student’s experience at the university has helped them develop and grow as an emerging leader

Entry requirements:

To ensure your application will be taken into consideration, you must fulfil the following minimum criteria:

  • You must have obtained a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • You must be a freshman, junior or sophomore at the time of nomination
  • You must identify yourself as a female non-immigrant overseas student

Application procedure

The staff or faculty have to be the one to nominate students for the Rising Star scholarship at Indiana University. In order to do this, please submit a letter of nomination on the form below.

A student can be nominated if she seems to be actively engaged in the University community and is an “everyday heroine”. It is because the University wishes to honour someone with emerging potential to do incredible things. It could be inspiring others, contributing to society at large, working behind the scenes to set others up for success or serving in a leadership role.

The Indiana University Bloomington hopes this scholarship scheme will encourage someone who is on the path to success.

The closing date for scholarship application is on February 28, 2019. The successful applicant will be contacted on March 15, 2019.

The University will then present the Rising Star scholarship recipient on Saturday, March 23 2019 at the International Women’s Day Conference.

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