A new scholarship has been announced. The African American Fund of Bartholomew County, in conjunction with IUPUC, has created a scholarship fund that will provide a student with $1,000 per year for four years to attend IUPUC. The student must be African American, must reside in Bartholomew County, and must be an incoming freshman to IUPUC.
I am pleased that the African American Fund of Bartholomew County and IUPUC are partnering to establish a program to provide financial and advisory support to Bartholomew County African American students who attend IUPUC, said Tom Harmon, President, African American Fund of Bartholomew County.
Organizers say the first scholarship is to be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year, an additional scholarship will be added for a newly enrolled student, and existing students will be able to renew their scholarship for a total of four years, for a total of $4,000. In addition to the financial aid, students will have the opportunity to be mentored by local community leaders.
The goal of the program is to help reduce the financial barrier for college attendance and to encourage local students to pursue and earn a college degree where they can receive both financial and non-financial support, said Harmon.
For more information on scholarship requirements , visit iupuc.edu/aafbc-scholarship. Applications are due by June 1st, 2019.