Franklin Keith Bean Scholarship for Excellence

For one or more incoming freshmen majoring in the arts and sciences

The amount of the Franklin Keith Bean Scholarship for Excellence and the number of recipients vary from year to year. The scholarship may not be available some years.


To be eligible for this scholarship, you must:

  • List an intended major in the College of Arts and Sciences on your application for admission to IU Bloomington
  • Be admitted to IU’s freshman class for the coming academic year
  • Have achieved outstanding academic success in high school


Preference is given to Indiana residents who have financial need.

Application process

Students apply using IU’s online Selective Scholarship Application (SSA). You’ll be notified if your IU Bloomington application for admission qualifies you to be invited to fill out the SSA.

The College’s Scholarship Committee chooses recipients and notifies them in March.


Applicants must submit a completed application for admission to IU Bloomington by November 1. Then they must complete the SSA by the date specified on the SSA.


This scholarship may be renewable for up to four years if all criteria continue to be met and the recipient has a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale at IU.