Robert E. Rainsberger Scholarship in Mathematics & Sciences

For one or more incoming freshmen majoring in mathematics, economics, or the sciences

The amount of the Robert E. Rainsberger Scholarship in Mathematics and Sciences 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:

  • Have a home address in Lake County, Porter County, Jasper County, or Newton County, Indiana
  • List mathematics, economics, or any science discipline in the College of Arts and Sciences as your intended major 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, as demonstrated by a GPA of at least 3.0 on a 4.0 scale


Preference is given to students graduating from the following Indiana high schools: Hanover Central High School in Cedar Lake, Crown Point High School in Crown Point, Hebron High School in Hebron, Lowell High School in Lowell, Rensselaer Central High School in Rensselaer, North Newton Junior/Senior High School in Morocco, and Kankakee Valley High School in Wheatfield.

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.