The African American Fund of Bartholomew County (AAFBC), in conjunction with IUPUC, has created a scholarship fund that will provide a student with $1,000 per year for four years to attend IUPUC. The student must be African American, must reside in Bartholomew County, and must be an incoming freshman to IUPUC.
“I am pleased that the African American Fund of Bartholomew County and IUPUC are partnering to establish a program to provide financial and advisory support to Bartholomew County African American students who attend IUPUC,” said Tom Harmon, President, African American Fund of Bartholomew County.
The first $1,000 scholarship is to be awarded for the 2019-2020 academic year. Each year an additional scholarship will be added for a newly enrolled student, and existing students will be able to renew their scholarship for a total of four years ($4,000 total). In addition to the financial aid, students will have the opportunity to be mentored by local community leaders.
“The goal of the program is to help reduce the financial barrier for college attendance and to encourage local students to pursue and earn a college degree where they can receive both financial and non-financial support,” said Harmon.
For specific scholarship requirements and to apply, students can go to www.iupuc.edu/aafbc-scholarship. Applications are due by June 1, 2019.
About the African American Fund of Bartholomew County
The African American Fund of Bartholomew County was established in 2013 by The Heritage Fund, Community Foundation of Bartholomew County to help educate and inspire African Americans who reside in Bartholomew County by focusing on education, leadership development, economic/career development, health awareness, and arts & cultural events.
The purpose of the African American Fund of Bartholomew County is to enhance the quality of life for the African American community, and therefore the broader community. Get more information at https://www.heritagefundbc.org/organizations/african-american-fund-of-bartholomew-county.