Gift from the Thomasson Family will prepare undergraduates to become future nonprofit organization leaders
First-year students entering the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI in fall 2019 will have the opportunity to earn four-year scholarships because of a generous gift from the Thomasson Family.
Students applying to IUPUI to major in Philanthropic Studies at the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy are eligible to apply for two, merit-based, undergraduate scholarships open to Indiana and out-of-state students. The gift will provide scholarships equivalent to the cost of tuition and fees, room and board and books, as well as support for a semester of study abroad.
Apply by May 1, 2019
“IUPUI is fortunate to have such generous champions in the Thomasson Family. Their support reinforces the environment of support we aim to create for all of our students so that they can succeed at the highest levels,” said Nasser H. Paydar, chancellor of IUPUI and executive vice president of Indiana University.
Graduates of the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy serve in change-making positions in nonprofit organizations, corporations and government. Their work helps change lives and communities and influences education, social services, health, arts and culture, animals, the environment and many other endeavors that make a lasting difference.
“The family intends their gift to help prepare Lilly Family School of Philanthropy students to become innovative leaders who will thoughtfully guide nonprofit organizations to make a meaningful difference,” said Amir Pasic, Ph.D., the Eugene R. Tempel Dean of the school. “We are grateful to the Thomasson Family for this wonderful gift, which will help our Thomasson Scholars learn and grow from their first moments at our school through their senior year.”
Students at the school have a passion for making a difference in the lives of others, for community service, or for supporting a cause or meeting a need. The school’s Bachelor of Arts in Philanthropic Studies degree program equips students to make their passion their profession, while preparing them for a job and a career in a field that has a tremendous need for new leaders.
“We are fortunate to have the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy in our midst, and to further its cause with great scholars who we have the chance to help financially as they pursue their education,” the Thomasson Family said. “We are excited to allow the Thomasson Scholars to not only change their lives but to impact the world.”
For more information about the scholarships and the bachelor’s degree in philanthropic studies program, contact Pamela Clark at firstname.lastname@example.org or 317-278-8927.
About the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
The Lilly Family School of Philanthropy at IUPUI is dedicated to improving philanthropy to improve the world by training and empowering students and professionals to be innovators and leaders who create positive and lasting change. The school offers a comprehensive approach to philanthropy through its academic, research and international programs and through The Fund Raising School, Lake Institute on Faith & Giving, the Mays Family Institute on Diverse Philanthropy and the Women’s Philanthropy Institute. Follow us on Twitter @IUPhilanthropy or “Like” us on Facebook.