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Deadline approaching for 2024 Groups Scholars Program

Mar 6, 2024

Scenes from the GROUPS Scholars workshop Monday, July 31, 2023 in the Student Activities Center on campus at IUSB. (Photo by Michael Caterin The deadline is quickly approaching to register for a program that works to increase college attendance among first generation, under-represented students at Indiana University South Bend.

The Groups Scholars Program provides academic, financial and social support to help students earn a bachelor’s degree. The application deadline for the 2024-2025 academic year is April 7, 2024.

Students accepted to the program at IU South Bend will be engaged in an immersive five-week summer experience. Groups Scholars take a free three-credit summer course studying the history of the Black and Chicano Civil Rights Movements, while also participating in a variety of community-building and college-preparation activities.

Groups Scholars will get a jump-start on college and will receive a summer and academic year scholarship. This includes a $1,000 scholarship for summer 2024 for completing the course and scholarships of up to $500 per year for as long as they stay in the program for up to four years to cover tuition and fees, together with financial aid. New Groups Scholars will be considered for the Bloss-Halasi Family Scholarship in addition to the Groups Scholarship.

Bloss Groups Scholars must meet all criteria for Groups and are selected based on financial need and GPA. Bloss Groups Scholars receive a minimum $1,500 scholarship annually which is renewable for up to 3 years provided they continue to maintain the renewal criteria. Recipients also receive a $1,400 one-time technology scholarship.

To learn more about the program, its requirements and how to apply, visit, email or call 574-520-5050.


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