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 financial support toward the cost of attendance for up to six years at IUPUI and a laptop computer. Program participation includes cohort-based course work; 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 eight scholarship recipients are selected each year. For more information, please visit the Nina Mason Pulliam Legacy Scholars Program website or contact program staff at

Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program

The Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program is available to all Twenty-first Century Scholars attending IUPUI. The program is one of many university support sites around the state for students who have successfully completed high school and affirmed their Twenty-first Century Scholars Pledge. The Twenty-first Century scholarship award covers tuition and regularly assessed fees, such as technology fees, student activity fees, and health services at any participating Indiana college or university. The mission of the Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program is to provide support services and systematic programs that will assist students in developing strategies for academic and personal success through academic support, peer mentoring, individual coaching, referrals, campuswide initiatives, and networking opportunities. The program focuses on developing key skills in an environment of caring, support, and encouragement that increases student confidence, contributing to the students' success. For more information, please visit the Twenty-first Century Scholars Success Program website or contact the program coordinator at (317) 274-5973 or