Student Success

An IU education changes lives

Students are at the heart of Indiana University’s mission.

It’s our privilege and responsibility to support the budding leaders, thinkers, and problem-solvers who will shape the brighter future that we all seek. Thank you for joining us in this pursuit and for so generously supporting IU students and their success.

Greater access, opportunities, and equity: In the last 10 years, bicentennial campaign donors helped create almost 6,000 new scholarships and fellowships—45% more than were created in all of IU’s previous 190 years combined!

Carmel Zavala

Carmen Zavala, BS’20, got to work with an IU professor tackling the opioid addiction crisis, thanks to an Advanced Summer Research Scholarship.

Walter Center

With the help of donations to the Walter Center for Career Achievement, IU students are able to take on internships with organizations around the world.

Mary Perry Smith

Black Filmmakers Hall of Fame co-founder Mary Perry Smith donated her memorabilia and media collection to IU’s Black Film Center/Archive in 2014.



Through the Arnolt Center for Investigative Journalism, students learn investigative reporting techniques and create provocative, original journalism for the public in Indiana and beyond.

masked students

Funded by John and Donna Shoemaker, the Shoemaker Scholars program supports students who serve as entrepreneurship and innovation ambassadors on campus.

KEY program

IU Kokomo’s KEY program enables learning through travel, leadership, and other opportunities, which are free or reduced cost thanks to donors.

Entrepreneurship is for anyone who wants to start their own way of living, whether that’s starting your own art studio, bakery or medical practice—all those people are entrepreneurs.

Ryan Evan MacDonald, a Shoemaker Scholar and international studies major in the Hamilton Lugar School of Global and International Studies