Daniel Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

Daniel Armstrong Memorial Scholarship

The Russian and East European Institute at Indiana University in Bloomington is pleased to announce the Daniel Armstrong Memorial Scholarship for incoming freshmen. One Armstrong Scholarship of at least $1,500 will be awarded to an incoming freshman with a record of academic excellence committed to pursue study of Russian or an East European language throughout their undergraduate career.

The scholarship recipient must be a full-time student at Indiana University in Bloomington and maintain a good academic standing, including enrollment in formal instruction in Russian or an East European language through the funded year. Eligible languages taught in the IU Department of Slavic and East European Languages and Cultures include Russian, Ukrainian, Polish, Czech, Romanian, Serbian, and Croatian. The scholarship is renewable for up to four years, though the amount of the award may change in subsequent years. This award may be combined with most other IU scholarships to cover the costs of attendance at IU in Bloomington. It may not be combined with the Wells Scholarship.

Selection criteria

Candidates will be considered on the basis of outstanding academic and personal achievement. Students should have a GPA of 3.2 or above on a 4-point scale and have a record of academic and extracurricular accomplishment. Preference will be given to applicants who plan their studies with the intent of spending at least one full semester (junior or senior year) of study abroad in a program approved by IU Office of Overseas Study in the foreign language of study.

Application procedure

Applicants should submit the following:

  • A cover letter providing name, address, telephone number, email address (if available), and IU student ID number.
  • A personal statement that addresses plans for academic work at Indiana University and the specific way that the study of Russian or an East European language will figure in your undergraduate education and career plans.
  • A resume detailing extracurricular activities, awards, and honors; and one letter of recommendation. For applicants who have had the opportunity to study a foreign language in high school or have otherwise had some connection to the Russian and East European region, a letter from a high school foreign language teacher or adult leader of an internationally focused extracurricular activity would be most appropriate. The letter should highlight both your academic strengths and your demonstrated interest in and commitment to the study of this region of the world.

Note that we will also accept the IU Selective Scholarship Application in place of a direct application to us, but we encourage you to send us an email identifying yourself as an Armstrong Scholarship candidate, to guarantee consideration for this award.

Application Deadline: 

Applications received after that date will be waitlisted.

After you have completed your IU freshman admissions application, mail, fax, or e-mail completed Armstrong Scholarship applications to:

Russian and East European Institute
Global and International Studies Building
355 N. Eagleson Ave.
Bloomington, IN 47405-1105
fax: 812-855-6411

For more information about the Daniel Armstrong Memorial Scholarship at Indiana University, email us at reei@indiana.edu, or call us at (812) 855-7309.

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