Academic Support

We want you to be successful

Academic and career services are crucial to OVPDEMA’s mission. By supporting these services, we’re supporting the academic, professional, and personal success of minority students, faculty, and staff at Indiana University.

Thousands benefit from these services each semester. In addition to academic and career support, we also fund scholars programs that give minority students the information and guidance that set them up for a successful college experience.

5,000students in OVPDEMA academic programs each semester

12,000+mentoring and tutoring sessions held

Academic services

Academic Support Center

The Academic Support Center helps IU students succeed academically by providing free tutoring and other support services at cultural centers, in residence halls, and in OVPDEMA academic units.

Find an Academic Support Center

Mentoring Services and Leadership Development

The Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development supports the personal, academic, social, cultural, leadership, and professional development of students, with special emphasis in working on behalf of underrepresented or minority populations.

Get student, faculty, or staff support

Grace Shen, 2016 IU Bloomington Commencement Speaker

For me, the barrier was language. I knew nobody. I had to go out and seek help.

Grace Shen, 2016 Bloomington Commencement speaker

Scholars programs

21st Century Scholars Program

The 21st Century Scholars Program provides students with a wide array of support activities and services, including academic tutoring, peer mentoring, and workshops on financial aid and overseas study.

Become a 21st Century Scholar

Groups Scholars Program

The Groups Scholars Program provides first-generation and low-income students with the information, support, and guidance necessary to achieve personal growth and academic success.

Become a Groups Scholar

Herbert Presidential Scholars Program

The Adam W. Herbert Presidential Scholars Program offers Indiana’s top high school graduates four-year renewable scholarships to attend any of IU’s eight campuses throughout the state. Funded by the Lilly Endowment, this scholars program supports up to 40 incoming Indiana University freshmen who are designated Herbert Presidential Scholars each year.

Become a Herbert Presidential Scholar

Hudson and Holland Scholars Program

The Hudson and Holland Scholars Program recruits, retains, and prepares students with outstanding records of academic achievement, leadership, and commitment to social justice. These students enhance the diversity and excellence of IU.

Become a Hudson and Holland Scholar

OVPDEMA’s Study Abroad Program 

OVPDEMA Overseas Studies & Scholarship Program provides study abroad funding assistance, custom overseas program options and advising to eligible OVPDEMA scholars

Become a OVPDEMA Study Abroad Scholar 

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