The Making the Academic Connection (MAC) Office coordinates a variety of campus programs and services designed to create a welcoming environment for underrepresented minority students, first-generation college students, and students from low-income families. Additional support networks include:
- Linda Young who is interested in research on Native American issues related to education
- Marsha Heck who is interested in Native American perspectives
- IU Library Cultural Resources
Areas of Study
IU South Bend offers more than 100 Areas of Study for undergraduates, including programs that focus on specific populations.
- Native American focus through English, Political Science, History, Anthropology, Labor Studies, and Education
- Social and Cultural Diversity certificate
- General Studies
Education & Advocacy
- Native American Journalists Association
- American Indian Graduate Center
- American Indian Higher Education Consortium
- College Horizons
- Falmouth Institute
- National Indian Education Association
- Affirmative Action Office
Financial Aid & Scholarships
If paying for your education is an issue, start your scholarship search with the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarhips by finding out how to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- American Indian College Fund
- Catching the Dream (formerly the Native American Scholarship Fund)
- Bureau of Indian Education
- Aspen Institute
Check out this video about Native American Scholarship from College Board.
Programs for High School Students
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