The CRHC offers scholarship opportunities to IUSB Students with an interest in Civil Rights who are willing to volunteer at the CRHC or who seek to participate in the Freedom Summer Program in the History Department.
Helen F. Pope Memorial Scholarship
To honor the memory of Helen F. Pope, a revered leader in the civil rights movement in South Bend, and to further the mission of Indiana University South Bend. This scholarship was established to recognize and encourage the commitment and leadership of undergraduate and graduate students who are active participants in the Civil Rights Heritage Center. This scholarship is intended to allow the recipients to increase their concentration on academic and leadership skills by reducing or eliminating the need for employment. Preference is given to African American/Black, Hispanic/Latino/Mexican American/Puerto Rican, or women students.
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Civil Rights Heritage Center Community Service Award for Undergraduates
This award recognizes IU South Bend students who demonstrate an understanding of the values of personal responsibility and commitment to community service. Incoming freshmen, current undergraduate, and transfer students may apply. Call (574) 520-5515 or toll free 1-877-462-4872 x5515 for information. The application deadlines are April 1 for fall semester and October 15 for spring semester each year.
Freedom Summer Awards
The Freedom Summer Awards recognize and support IU South Bend undergraduate students who, seeking a deeper understanding of the importance and viability of personal commitment in a democratic society, choose to participate in one of the Freedom Summer study tour courses directed by the Civil Rights Heritage Center at IU South Bend.