The Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Scholars Program recruits, retains, and prepares serious, academically gifted students who have demonstrated a commitment to social justice. Program participants are encouraged to attain academic success, engage in leadership and civic activities, and prepare for a meaningful post-baccalaureate experience.
The Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Scholars Program (NBDLSP) was created in 1988 by Norman Brown, a former Associate Director in the IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions. In 2005, the program’s name was changed to its present moniker.
The IUPUI campus has made a commitment to fostering an environment where all students can be successful. To assist in this endeavor, the NBDLSP focuses on issues that support the academic achievement of all students, including those from populations historically underrepresented in institutions of higher education within the state of Indiana.
The primary goal of the NBDLSP is to provide the enrolled scholars with opportunities for leadership development and to promote diversity on the IUPUI campus.
For first time, incoming freshman the award is $5,000 tuition/$8,000 housing (housing stipend is only offered if students chooses to live on campus). The total is up to 13,000 an academic year and is renewable for up to 8 semesters. For current transfer students, the amount is $5,000 per academic year.