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Last modified: Tuesday, February 7, 2012

IU Alumni Association offering scholarships to 33 students; applications due March 30

Feb. 7, 2012

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. -- The children of 33 Indiana University Alumni Association members will be awarded $1,000 scholarships this year through the organization's IUAA Scholars program.

"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 2012 scholarship application online at Applications will be accepted now through March 30, and scholarship recipients will be notified by May 11.

To be eligible for one of the 33 $1,000 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 18 years, the IUAA Scholars program has provided $311,000 of support to IU students, and 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's scholarship will be added to the at-large scholarship pool.

Revenue from the IU Collegiate License Plate Program funds this scholarship program. In 2011, 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 550,000 graduates worldwide, the IUAA provides many programs and services to its members, nonmember alumni and the university. For more information, visit or call 800-824-3044.