Alumni

Stay connected to the Wells Scholars Program

Wells Scholars alumni can be found throughout the United States and abroad.  As you move through your career, travel the world, embrace exciting opportunities, and make a difference in your community, we hope you keep the Wells Scholars Program and alumni community close by.  With more than 520 alumni, there are abundant opportunities for networking, mentoring, and connecting with one another.  We invite all Wells Scholars alumni to be involved, and there are several ways you can easily do so.

 

Update your alumni record

Help us stay in touch with you! The Wells Scholars Program sends periodic updates and student stories to keep you in the loop.

Get social with the Wells Scholars Program

Make a gift

At its creation, the Wells Scholars Program endowment was thought to be sustainable, but that is not the case today. Several contributing factors play a role, including: a reduced return on the endowments investments and the rising expense of higher education in the U.S.  In 1994-1995 the value of the scholarship supporting one in state student for a year was $2,988.  Twenty years later, by 2014-2015 the amount more than doubled at $10,388.  In recent years the program has made some significant administrative changes to help with scholarship expenses, but ongoing individual support remains essential.    

Our goal is to increase the number of Wells Scholars Alumni contributing to the program and grow the amount of annual gifts to fully cover the cost of the program each year (when combined with its endowment income).   Our long-term goal is for the program to be annually sustainable and current scholars are given the same experience that shaped so many alumni's paths in life.

Every gift matters, and combined alumni giving will make a significant difference for the program.

Make a gift today

 

Engage as an alum

Become an alumni advocate

Commit to building the WSP Alumni Network by offering your time, networks, expertise, and financial support as a leader to fellow alumni and students.  To express your interest and desired area of support, contact Development Director Kristin Varella at krjnorri@indiana.edu today.

Attend alumni events

Make sure you place of residence is up to date (myiu.org) and keep your eyes open for alumni events.  Or perhaps you’d be interested in hosting a gathering? Contact WSP at wellssch@indiana.edu today.

Meet with scholars, staff, or stop by Harlos House

Let WSP know when you plan to visit campus – we can set up an informal discussion with students, grab coffee to hear about your experiences after school, or welcome you at the Harlos House.

Further questions?  Or have a story to share or an update for the annual newsletter?  Please contact WSP at wellssch@indiana.edu today, or connect directly with the Wells Scholars Program Director Christoph Irmscher at cirmsche@indiana.edu.