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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IU 21st Century Scholars Leadership Corps

Leadership Corps is a student-led organization designed to cultivate IU 21st Century Scholars into globally-minded leaders and professionals during their time at Indiana University Bloomington. Leadership Corps is composed of three different areas: 1) Volunteer Corps, 2) Ambassador Corps, and 3) Public Relation Corps. Volunteer Corps serve to connect its members to service, service learning, and leadership development opportunities in the City of Bloomington and the Indiana University campus that aligns with their academic and career interest. Volunteer Corps annual events include IU Greening Cream and Crimson, Girls Inc. Holiday Hoopla, Stone Belt, Bloomington YMCA, Hoosier 2 Hoosier, Boy's and Girl's Club, Girls, Inc., Bloomington AIDS Walk, Bloomington Parks and Recreation, Salvation Army, Kelley 5K, and the IU 21st Century Scholars Day. Ambassador Corps provides assistance to IU 21st Century Scholars Program in engaging potential high school Scholars with the necessary resources to help them succeed at IU Bloomington before they arrive. Public Relations Corps assist current Scholars on-campus with social events designed to foster community building among fellow Scholars at Indiana University Bloomington. Public Corps is a great way to meet other IU 21st Century Scholars and network in the Bloomington community. Dakota Suomela serves as the current President of IU 21st Century Scholars Leadership Corps. Questions about the organization can be sent to our Leadership Development Specialist 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 partnership with Residential Programs and Services that allows IU 21st Century Scholars to receive a discount of $500.00 off of on-campus housing by completing various community service activities and participating in events held by our office. IU G.I.V.E. Back creates an opportunity for its participants to network other IU 21st Century Scholars and alumni at the annual Next Steps Conference, engage with other Scholars, the campus and the larger Bloomington community. To qualify, IU 21st Century Scholars must have remaining financial need and must live on-campus.

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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.

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