Distinguished Alumni Service Award

The Distinguished Alumni Service Award (DASA) recognizes outstanding leaders on our campus. This scholarship award is provided by the Indiana University Alumni Association for two graduating college seniors that have a proven record of excellence both in and out of the classroom as demonstrated by both GPA and leadership and service work.

Students Must:

    • Be a graduating college Senior at IU South Bend (plans to graduate in the upcoming school year). A minimum of 48 credit hours must have been completed at IU South Bend at the time of application;
    • Demonstrate a minimum grade point average of 3.5;
    • Demonstrate a record of leadership and service either to the IU South Bend community or community at large;
    • Be a resident of Indiana; and
    • Preference will be given to students awarded less than $1,000 of scholarship aid for their senior year.

Additional Requirements:

Recipients of the DASA MUST attend the Indiana University Distinguished Alumni Service Awards banquet and reception in October at the Henke Hall of Champions, located in Memorial Stadium at the Bloomington campus. Overnight accommodations will be furnished and mileage reimbursed.


The award will provide two (2) students with a one-time $2,500 scholarship payable during the spring semester. Recipients of the scholarship will be determined by an IU South Bend Scholarship Committee. To receive your award, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours during the spring semester.


Completed applications must be submitted by June 1st to the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships. Applications may be dropped off at the Education and Arts Building, 2003 or mailed to the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office, 1002 S. Esther Street Mishawaka Avenue, PO Box 7111, South Bend, IN 46634. Late applications will not be accepted.
A completed application will consist of the following:

    • Application form (2 pages)
    • Leadership and Service Attachment
    • Essay
    • Letter of Recommendation

Deadline: June 1st or following business day

If you have questions, please the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships, at 574-520-4357 or scholar1@iusb.edu.