Cox Access Scholarship

The Cox Access Scholars Program provides for hard-working, non-traditional, Indiana residents who are academically strong, have demonstrated financial need, have a commitment to employment, and have a cumulative gap of five years or more in their college education. Students selected as Cox Access Scholars earn a scholarship for 100% of the total cost of attendance, as determined by the Office of Student Financial Assistance, and must complete 8-10 hours per week of campus programming throughout the academic year. Please note this is a highly competitive award with only one or two new recipients chosen each year.

To be eligible for a Cox Access Scholarship, a student must be:

  • entering IU classified as an Indiana Resident, with a cumulative gap of five years or more in their college education
  • pursuing his or her first baccalaureate degree
  • a full-time student enrolled in at least 12 credit hours upon arrival and throughout your academic career at IU Bloomington
  • earning a 3.0 cumulative grade point average or higher (4.0 scale) at time of admission.demonstrating financial need by filing or planning to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FAFSA) by March 10th for the upcoming academic year
  • willing to continue to work during their time at Indiana University as a Cox Access Scholar, completing 8-10 hours per week of on-campus programming that supports the mission of the program

For more information about the Cox Access Scholars Program, please visit the Office of Scholarships website. We strongly recommend that you learn more about Jesse and Beulah Cox, the benefactors of this scholarship program, before applying.