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Created in 1968 as a way to increase college attendance among first-generation, underrepresented students at Indiana University, the Groups Scholars Program provides academic, financial, and social support to help students attain a bachelor's degree at Indiana University. The program offers an extensive student support system, including academic advising, tutoring, enrollment in specialized courses, and activities designed to foster academic success and degree completion.

The Groups Scholars Program was established as a way to increase college attendance among first-generation, underrepresented students attending Indiana University. 

As part of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Multicultural Affairs (OVPDEMA), the Groups Scholars Program provides academic, financial, and social support to selected underrepresented Indiana college students from matriculation to graduation and beyond. Students who are admitted as Groups Scholars spend a little over six weeks during the summer before their freshman year living on campus and taking courses in Business, Informatics, Public Health, Sociology and many more while being introduced to the campus and establishing a network of social and academic support.

Recommenders

Students are recommended to the Groups Scholars Program by a Recommender in their high school or from a community agency. A recommendation is the only way to gain admittance to the program.

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