Never were the university's responsibilities for the development of character of greater significance than at the present hour.

Herman B Wells - First Inaugural Address

The Wells Scholars Programs, created in honor of the late IU Chancellor Herman B Wells, ranks among the most competitive and prestigious awards offered by any American university.

On his 90th birthday, Chancellor Wells was officially presented with the prestigious scholarship program as a gift from his many friends and admirers. Since his death in the spring of 2000, this community of talented and dedicated young scholars has remained a permanent legacy of his educational vision. The Wells Scholars Program is grateful to its alumni, friends, and admirers for their continued support, which ensures that the traditions founded by the first Scholars carry forward far into the future.

Wells Scholars have gone on to win innumerable national and international scholarships, fellowships, and grants, such as the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Soros, Mitchell, Churchill, Gates Cambridge, Fulbright, and Goldwater awards.

Our program in action

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I'm a wealth scholar here at Indiana
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University and my major is oboe
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performance here in Jacobs in fifth
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grade a relative of mine who's a
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bassoonist came across a student model a
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road that he loaned to me and now that's
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where I study here at Jacobs every
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summer I do programs music programs in
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the last couple summers have been in New
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York this summer I went to a program in
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Washington DC it was the National
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Symphony Orchestra's Summer Music
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Institute I hosted at the Kennedy Center
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so I was there for four weeks and part
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of the program there's a Concerto
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Competition and I answered that
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competition and and I passed the first
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round and made it to the finals
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which is the live performance and after
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that I was announced the winner and got
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to solo with the Institute Orchestra at
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the final concert at the Kennedy Center
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which was a fantastic experience we'd
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have just enjoyed getting to know him
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and making music with him please welcome
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him now to the stage Gabriel young the
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wels program has been a fantastic
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resource there's such a diverse array of
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focuses and interests amongst that group
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from music to pre-med to business you
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can really find anyone you you identify
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with or anything that you need to know
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more about you can always turn to one of
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your fellow scholars there's just so
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much you can learn from those around you

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