November 2017

November 2017 Newsletter

November 2017 Message from Vincent E. Isom, Director of IU 21st Century Scholars Program

Greetings Scholars! We recognize you as aspiring professionals and the future of the state of Indiana. You all have the ability and are working hard toward obtaining your dream career, even if you haven’t yet discovered what that is to be. I want to take this time to let you know that our office regularly thinks about each and every one of you. We celebrate your academic success, reach out when we notice academic difficulty, cheer your personal triumphs, provide programming to enhance your experience, and are ready to support you when any issue may arise. What is the message that I am sending out this week? The message is that you are not alone. We will continue to support you through your unique college experience at IUB. If you want to share your victories, share your struggles, or just simply want a familiar place to be around others, please come to our IU 21st Century Scholars office and/or attend our upcoming events. We are here for you! Be confident! Be bold! Continue to blaze your trail, which may include highs and lows, but remember: there is never a dead-end—only alternative routes. Please feel free to contact me anytime at or visit our website at

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Values, Interests, Personality, and Skills" on Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00PM-7:30PM in IU Career Development Center

The IU 21st Century Scholars Program cordially invites you to a workshop open to all majors and all levels. Join us and your fellow Career Advisors, Jan Van Dyke and Lisa D. Hamilton from IU Career Development Center as they guide you through exercises to explore your values, interests, personalities, and skills and how knowing yourself may influence your choice of major and working life. FREE pizza will be provided.

**RSVP at Click Here. Questions about the event can be sent to our academic advisor Karen M. Franks at

When:Tuesday, November 14th at 6:00PM-7:30PM
Where: IU Career Development Center (CDC), 625 North Jordan Ave., Bloomington, IN 47405 

IU 21st Century Scholars Program - "Ascend Indiana Information Session" on Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00PM in IU Ballantine Hall Room 105

Are you still searching for a part-time or full-time position next year? The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is pleased to announce today a NEW partnership with Ascend Indiana to connect scholars with top-rated employers in the state of Indiana including Eli Lilly, Community Health Network, OneAmerica, Roche, Cummins, and more! Ascend Indiana representatives is looking to meet with IU 21st Century Scholars who want to stand out in their internship or job search. Open to ALL majors and class standing. FREE snacks will be provided.

**RSVP at Click Here. Questions about the event can be sent to our academic advisor Karen M. Franks at

When:Wednesday, November 15th at 7:00PM-8:00PM
Where: IU Ballantine Hall, Room 105, Bloomington, IN 47405 


The IU 21st Century Scholars Program is currently hiring eligible "work-study" scholars to apply for our part-time Student Hourly Employee position in the IU 21st Century Scholars Program. The Student Hourly Employee will be responsible for answering telephones, assisting with the process of scanning documents, and publicizing program events on-campus. The pay is $10.15 hourly. You must be available to work for at least "15 hours" per week during the Spring 2018 semester. *To apply, please send your resume and Spring 2018 class schedule to Questions about the position can be sent to our special projects coordinator Roy Y. Chan at

"Trip to Washington D.C. Career Trek - PARTIAL Funding AVAILABLE!"

*ATTENTION IU COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCES MAJORS*: What are your plans for spring break? Are you looking for a fun professional development opportunity? The IU Walter Center for Career Achievement invites all IU College of Arts & Sciences scholars to participate in the "Trip to Washington D.C. Career Trek - Spring Break" on March 11-14, 2018. To be eligible for program funding you must attend an info session and sign up for the trip by December 6th. Clearly state you are 21st Century Scholar in your application. It is vital that you also our academic advisor Karen M. Franks for more information about receiving a "PARTIAL funding" at Transportation is not included. For more info, please visit Click Here.

Info Sessions (select one):1) TOMORROW Wednesday, November 8th 12-1pm (IMU Persimmon Room); 2) Monday, November 13th 1-2pm (Global and International Studies Building 3067); 3) Thursday, November 16th 7-8pm (IMU Maple Room); 4) Monday, December 4th 2:30-3:30pm (Global and International Studies Building 3067)
When: March 11th, 12th, 13th, and 14th, 2018
Where: Washington, D.C. We will visit the U.S. Department of Labor, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, LinkedIn, National Endowment for Democracy, and much more! 

IU 21st Century Scholars Program: "2018-2019 FAFSA Application is now LIVE"

The 2018-2019 FAFSA Application is now LIVE. The IU 21st Century Scholars Program highly encourages all scholars to submit their online FAFSA application ASAP for special consideration of scholarship opportunities. Please note that your online FAFSA application must be submitted by April 15, 2018. All scholars must file a FAFSA. This is REQUIRED. Late applications will NOT be accepted. Failure to not complete the FAFSA on time may result in the loss of your scholarship. Questions about the FAFSA application can be sent to our retention specialist Duncan M. Mathies at

When:October 1, 2017 - April 15, 2018

IU African American Arts Institute (AAAI): "Potpourri of the Arts" THIS Saturday, November 11th at 8:00PM-10:00PM in IU Auditorium

The IU African American Arts Institute (AAAI) cordially invites all 21st Century Scholars to attend the annual "Potpourri of the Arts" at 8:00PM-10:00PM in the IU Auditorium. If you have registered for a free ticket, please be sure to pick your ticket this week in the IU Auditorium Box Office. See you at the performance!

When: Saturday, November 11th at 8:00PM-10:00PM
Where: IU Auditorium, Bloomington, IN 47405