Students First

Created in 1968, the Groups Scholars Program puts first-generation students and those with socioeconomic barriers on the path to college success by providing academic, financial, and social support, helping them attain a bachelor's degree at Indiana University. In addition, students are offered 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 to increase Indiana University college attendance among first-generation students and those with socioeconomic barriers.

As part of the Office of the Vice President for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (OVPDEI), 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.

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Student holds up say that says IU you are home during move in week.