Indiana University East distributed scholarships to area high school guidance counselors from Indiana and Ohio during its annual Counselors’ Breakfast held November 8 in Whitewater Hall.
This is the sixth consecutive year that IU East has hosted the Counselors’ Breakfast. This year’s theme was the Academy Awards.
“We have a great partnership with these counselors,” said Molly Vanderpool, director of Admissions. “These scholarships enable them to reward their high school students for outstanding academic achievements with a significant scholarship.”
Counselors present received scholarship certificates to give to students in their high schools that meet the academic and admission requirements at IU East. Every guidance counselor received vouchers for eight, four-year scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $20,000 to distribute to qualified high school seniors. Overall, IU East distributed $128,000 in certificates to each counselor to award to outstanding students from his or her school.
“This is our way of recognizing their accomplishments and making IU East an attractive option for continuing their education towards a bachelor’s degree,” said Interim Chancellor Larry Richards.
This fall semester, IU East continued a record-setting trend in enrollment with 4,186 students enrolled for fall semester, a 12.4 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Since 2007, IU East has had an 85 percent increase in enrollment.