Wells Scholars make indelible contributions to the IU and Bloomington communities—and beyond. They can be seen performing in operas, theatre productions, concerts, and recitals. They compete in varsity and intramural sports and on the IU Speech, College Bowl, and Ethics Bowl teams. They seek out leadership positions in student publications, student government, the Marching 100, and service and professional organizations.
A gift with unrivaled impact
Their leadership extends off campus, as well. Scholars have volunteered at places such as Habitat for Humanity, the Red Cross, the Community Kitchen, Middle Way House, and the Boys and Girls Club. In 1997, Scholars founded WAVE, the Wells Activism and Volunteer Effort, to encourage even more service work by Scholars in the Bloomington community.
Many Scholars have won campus-wide honors, such as the Wells and the Stahr Distinguished Senior awards, and prestigious awards for graduate study, such as the Rhodes, Truman, Marshall, Goldwater, Mitchell, Rotary, and Churchill scholarships, the Fulbright Grant, and the Ford and Mellon Fellowships. Wells Scholar alumni can be found throughout the United States and overseas studying or working in medicine, law, education, business, the sciences, the arts, and the humanities.
When you support the Wells Scholars Program, you invest not only in these young leaders, but also the many communities they enrich and improve.Make your gift today
Our experience with foreign language and study at IU influenced our lives greatly. As our daughter now continues that path at IU, we wanted to support Wells Scholars who are making a choice to learn about other languages and cultures so they can be better world citizens.Lauren Wolven (Wells Class of '92, IU Class of '96) and Brad Wolven (IU Class of '95 & '98), donors to the Barnett-Wolven Family Scholarship in the Wells Scholars Program
The HBW giving society
Wells Scholars Alumni continue to contribute broadly across their fields and communities. Many alums chose to contribute financially to the Wells Scholars Program as an effort to pass along the culture of philanthropy they received while at IU to today's students. Leadership alumni gifts are recognized through the HBW Society.