Ford Endowed Scholarships

Ford Endowed Scholarships

The Ford Endowed Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis by the Hutton Honors College and are renewable. These scholarships are designated for minorities and women with special consideration given to Ford employees, their spouses, and children.


Prospective students who have been invited to become members of the HHC will automatically be considered for this merit award as part of the IU admission and selective scholarship application process. Children and spouses of Ford employees who are planning to attend IU Bloomington but are not entering the Hutton Honors College must have graduated high school with a cumulative GPA of at least 3.85 on a 4-point scale for scholarship consideration.

Current IU students who wish to apply must:

  • be members of the HHC or a child or spouse of a Ford employee
  • be enrolled full-time on the Bloomington campus
  • be entering their 2nd, 3rd, or 4th year of undergraduate study
  • maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.4 or above
  • must not have received an HHC renewable merit scholarship as incoming freshmen
  • must demonstrate financial need
  • Special consideration given to applicants with unusual circumstances, challenges, or hardships


Applications are accepted year round. The average award amount is $1,000. If you are claiming a Ford Motor Company parent or spouse affiliation, you will be required to provide written verification of this affiliation. Please include the Ford Employment Verification Letter with your application.

For full consideration, application materials must be emailed to: Bryce Campbell at 

If you have any questions about this scholarship opportunity, please contact Bryce Campbell, Scholarship Coordinator, Hutton Honors College, at (812) 855-5275 or

The Honors College Scholarship Review Committee selects recipients on the basis of academic performance; the quality of thinking demonstrated in the personal statement and scholarship essay; unusual circumstances, challenges, or hardships as described in the essays; content of the letter of recommendation; and financial need as reflected in their IU financial aid package.

Important information for funding and scholarship applicants

If you filed the FAFSA and are receiving financial aid (for example: Direct Loans, Pell Promise grants, 21st Century Scholars Covenant), and you receive one of the Hutton Honors College's grants or scholarships, your award from the Hutton Honors College may not be paid-out in the form of cash funds (i.e., as money paid into your Bursar account), but instead, may be used by IU's Office of Student Financial Assistance (OSFA) to reduce your student/parent loan burden or reduce your federal/state grant by the amount awarded to you by the HHC.

 To learn how HHC funding may impact your financial aid, please contact OSFA at Also, please refer to OSFA for information regarding study abroad and financial aid.