Distinctions & Opportunities

Academic Opportunities

Minority and First-Generation Scholars
NIH-Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity Scholars Program at IU Bloomington

The Initiative for Maximizing Student Diversity (IMSD) Scholars Program is funded by the National Institutes of Health and is sponsored by Indiana University. The program offers a variety of services including personal and academic counseling, tutoring, and activities that foster academic enrichment for underrepresented minority students who are interested in pursuing education and careers in biomedical research. One of the most exciting aspects of the IMSD program is the opportunity for scholars to engage in paid research internships under the guidance of faculty mentors from areas in which they hope to pursue graduate study. IMSD scholars attend national conferences, where they make formal presentations of their research to faculty and peers, and attend academic seminars and workshops. IMSD scholars also receive guidance regarding the graduate school application process.

For additional information, contact the IMSD Scholars Program Office, (812) 856-1302; e-mail imsd [at] indiana [dot] edu; or visit Jordan Hall 336 or the IMSD Scholars Program Web site at www.indiana.edu/~imsd.