Indiana University Creates Summer Scholars Program to Increase the Number of Blacks in the Natural Sciences

Indiana University has embarked on a new program to increase the number of black students pursuing graduate study in the sciences. Under the program, students from nine partnering black colleges and universities will come to Indiana for an eight-week Summer Scholars program which will be held at the Bloomington campus of Indiana University as well as at Indiana University-Purdue University in Indianapolis. Junior and senior students from the HBCUs will attend classes and participate in scientific research at the Indiana University campuses. Students participating in the program will receive room and board and a $4,000 cash stipend.

Participating HBCUs are Alabama A&M University, Bennett College, Clark Atlanta University, Hampton University, Jackson State University, Langston University, Morehouse College, Morgan State University, and Xavier University of Louisiana.