The University Graduate School (UGS) Scholars are recipients of one of the following fellowships in support of diversity.
- President's Diversity Recruitment Fellowship
- President's Diversity Dissertation Fellowship
- Graduate Scholars Fellowship
- Ronald E. McNair Fellowship
- Adam W. Herbert Ph.D. Fellowship
- Adam W. Herbert M.S. Fellowship
- Educational Opportunity Fellowship (EOF)
- Indiana University GEM Ph.D. Fellowship
- Regional Graduate Fellowship
The core purpose of the prestigious distinction of UGS Scholar is to develop a community of diverse scholars through which connections are established and maintained across all graduate fields. To help facilitate the establishment of community, UGS Scholars are invited to participate in a variety of professional and community development events sponsored or co-sponsored by the UGS Office of Diversity and Inclusion.
Graduate Diversity Networking Dinner & Welcome Reception
All UGS Scholars are invited to attend the Graduate Diversity Networking Dinner & Welcome Dinner to network with current students, staff, faculty, and other community members. This event also provides participants with the opportunity to learn about student organizations and campus resources. All UGS Scholars are recognized and presented a certificate. This family friendly event takes place every August.
Travel Award to Institute on Teaching and Mentoring
The goal of the Travel Award to Institute on Teaching and Mentoring is to prepare more minority Ph.D. students who seek careers as college faculty. The Travel Award provides multiple layers of support including career counseling, job postings, counseling and advocacy, a scholar directory for networking and recruiting, invitation to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring and early career support for pre-candidacy doctoral students.
Ph.D. students who accept the Doctoral Scholars Program (DSP) Award will receive an invitation to attend the institute up to three years, whereas Ph.D. students who accept the Dissertation Year Award will be invited to attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring for one year. Up to 16 students attend the Institute on Teaching and Mentoring each year from the Bloomington Campus.
WriteNow Summer Session Beta
WriteNow Summer Session Beta is the first program offering graduate students and postdocs this level of access, tailored support, and accountability in the WriteNow platform, an online platform designed to help keep your accountable and achieve major goals of finishing big academic milestones. Up to 20 Ph.D. students participate in the 12-week WriteNow Summer Session Beta program focused on providing participants with skills and knowledge that will support their development as writers in graduate school and beyond. UGS Scholars receive priority consideration for selection.