Last modified: Tuesday, January 8, 2013
$1,000 IU Alumni Association scholarships available for 33 students
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Jan. 8, 2013
BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The Indiana University Alumni Association will award 33 $1,000 scholarships this year through the IUAA Scholars program. Children of IUAA members are eligible for the awards.
"The IU Alumni Association is proud to be able to offer support to the children of IUAA members," said Debbie Lemon, deputy executive director of the IU Alumni Association.
Eligible students can obtain a 2013 scholarship application online. Applications will be accepted through March 29, and scholarship recipients will be notified by May 10.
To be eligible for one of the 33 scholarships, an applicant must be a son or daughter of an IU Alumni Association member and be a full-time, undergraduate student attending any IU campus.
In its 19 years, the IUAA Scholars program has provided $344,000 of support to IU students. "Through the loyalty of our alumni, this program will continue to grow," Lemon said.
The scholarships will be awarded on the basis of financial need and academic achievement as determined by the Office of Student Enrollment Services. Preference will be given to students who have not received a scholarship in prior years.
Two scholarships are designated for qualifying students from each of IU's eight campuses. The remaining scholarships will be awarded to students on an at-large basis. If there are no applicants from a particular campus, or the applicants do not meet the criteria, that campus' scholarship will be added to the at-large scholarship pool.
Revenue from the IU Collegiate License Plate Program funds this scholarship program. In 2012, more than 48,000 plates were issued, making the IU plate the most popular specialty plate in Indiana.
To check on the status of your membership or to join the IU Alumni Association, contact Joan Hall, director of membership, at 800-824-3044.
The IU Alumni Association is dedicated to serving the university and its diverse alumni, students and friends. As one of the nation's largest alumni organizations, serving more than 570,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni and the university. For more information, call 800-824-3044.