Scholar Support Programs

Nina Scholars

The IUPUI Nina Scholars Program provides a unique opportunity for students from underserved backgrounds to obtain the resources and support needed to successfully complete their college education. This program serves students who meet one of the following criteria: a returning student who is 25 years of age or older with dependents in the family unit, a college-age youth or adult with physical disabilities, or an incoming freshman between the ages of 18 and 25 who has been raised in the child welfare system and has no form of financial support. Scholarship recipients receive full tuition, fees and books, an annual living allowance, and a laptop computer. Program participation includes academic-focused mentoring; meetings and workshops focused on academic success, career development, and personal growth; community-service; and engagement in the university through the Nina Scholars community. A cohort of seven scholarship recipients is selected each year. For more information, please visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program Web site or contact program staff at

Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program

The Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program is committed to assist scholars as they persist and succeed academically at IUPUI and prepare for professional careers. The program focuses on developing key skills in an environment of caring, support, and encouragement that increases student confidence and effort, contributing to success. Twenty-first Century Scholars offers the Peer Mentoring Program, which is designed to provide support for first-year scholars, to positively impact student success, and to enhance student learning. Participating scholars meet every other week for a group mentoring session and once a month for individual mentoring sessions. For more information, contact the coordinator at (317) 274-5973 or

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