LIFT SCHOLARS

Organization name: IUPUI

Program Type

Academic programs

Ages Served:

19-25 Years

Overview

Brief Program Summary: The Leading Informatics for Tomorrow (LiFT) Scholars program is a multi-institutional program offered at the Indiana University School of Informatics and Computing at IUPUI and the Ivy Tech Community College on the Indianapolis campus. Funded by the National Science Foundation, the program seeks to increase the quality and quantity of information technology (IT) professionals by offering scholarships to academically talented, economically disadvantaged, and underrepresented minority high school graduates.
Success Metrics: LiFT’s scale and impact can be measured through student recruitment, student retention, student graduation rates, scholarship funds awarded and alleviated financial burden, student completion of certification or training programs, student academic performance, student participation in high impact practices, and student engagement in leadership roles within the school and community.

Demographics

Number Served & Racial Distribution:

Total Number of Individuals Annually Served

140

Black or African Americans Annually Served

38%

Hispanic or Latinos Annually Served

10%

Geographic Scope:

− Central Indiana Counties: Marion
− Additional/Other Areas of Focus: N/A

Resources

Annual Operating Cost: $4 million
Initial Start-Up Cost: $0

Contact Information

Organization Name: IUPUI
Website: https://www.iupui.edu/
Respondents Name: Karen Dace
Email: kdace@iupui.edu

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