Scholar Resources

Meet Yassmin Fashir, IU 21st Century Scholar sophomore studying international studies with a minor in French
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The best thing about being a 21st Century scholar is having this system of support behind you and having people here who want to help you succeed and graduate within four years.

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Leadership Corp

Leadership Corp is a student-led organization primarily designed to connect IU 21st Century Scholars to volunteer opportunities that relate to their major(s), values, beliefs, and/or interests. Initially created for and by IU 21st Century Scholars, IU Leadership Corp is now open to all undergraduate students attending IU Bloomington. Many civic and social activities are offered through the Leadership Corps, each of which is designed to enrich your educational experience as an IU 21st Century Scholar! As part of these initiatives, you can be expected to gain leadership and organizational skills, build a sense of community among peer volunteers, and foster friendships with other Scholars and students on campus. Leadership Corp annual events include IU Greening Cream and Crimson, Girls Inc. Holiday Hoopla, Stone Belt, Bloomington AIDS Walk, Kelley 5K, and the IU 21st Century Scholars Day. Leadership Corp is a great way to meet other IU 21st Century Scholars and network in the Bloomington community. Questions about the organization can be sent to Marissa J. Cheplick at

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Student Advocacy

There may come a time when you experience difficulty with grades, financial aid, housing or other issues related to your college experience. The 21st Century Scholars office is ready to help. We serve as an advocate for 21st Century Scholars and a liaison between Scholars and other academic departments. If our office cannot find the answer or provide the assistance you need, we’ll connect you with someone who can.

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G.I.V.E. Back Program

IU Getting Involved through Volunteer Experience Program (G.I.V.E.) is a way for IU 21st Century Scholars to receive a discount of $500.00 each semester from the on-campus housing by completing various community service activities and participating in events held by our office. IU G.I.V.E. Back also allows its participants to network with other IU 21st Century Scholars alumni at the annual Next Steps Conference. To qualify, IU 21st Century Scholars must NOT receive the IU Covenant and must live on-campus or off-campus apartment near IUB. 

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1 in 5 Indiana residents first year students at IUB are 21st Century Scholars

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Mentoring at IU Bloomington puts students on the right path to success. Through the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development, the Faculty and Staff for Student Excellence (FASE) Mentoring Program pairs freshmen with upperclassmen peer mentors who help guide younger students —or protégés—through the critical first year of college. You also will be able to participate in FASE Mentoring events, including free etiquette dinners, bowling, and the homecoming pre-tailgate party.

FASE participants, too, can become leaders themselves in the program during their sophomore year, while sophomores, juniors, and seniors have opportunities to benefit from the advice and support of faculty mentors who help students develop their talents and prepare for success during college and beyond.

Become a mentor