What is the Leadership Academy
The Leadership Academy is an academically focused summer program for minority and Twenty-First Century Scholar students who are graduating from high school and plan on attending IU South Bend in the Fall. Participating students will complete two classes over a six-week period in the summer. Each class prepares students for success and leadership as they enter their First Year Experience at IU South Bend.
Invest YOUR time and effort, and WE invest in your future!
College is expensive and it requires a commitment of both time and effort. Participants receive a scholarship that pays 100% of the tuition and required fees for the TWO elective college courses they will take during the academy. Textbooks, notebooks, supplies, and even a backpack are also provided! In exchange, students are required to attend classes four days a week (Monday - Thursday) beginning on June 25th and concluding on August 13th. A typical academy day runs from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm.
Enroll in Courses that MATTER!
Students in the academy earn six FREE college credits through two courses. One is a three credit-hour course on the history of the Black and Chicano Civil Rights Movements, and the other a threshold seminar that prepares them for the transition from high school to college level course work and responsibilities. The credits earned will meet two general or elective education requirements, REGARDLESS OF A STUDENT'S MAJOR. Successful completion of the academy also provides a jump start on the road to the “15 to Finish” goal set to help students graduate from college in four years.
Embark on the college journey with MOTIVATION and SUPPORT
The academy goes beyond mere summer classes. A variety of social events, field trips and leadership building group activities are integrated throughout to help students connect with the campus and each other. An abundance of academic resources, excellent faculty, knowledgeable peer mentors, success coaches, and administrators all have one simple goal...student success!
The Summer Leadership Academy is for graduating high school senior students that plan on attending IU South Bend in the Fall. A maximum of 40 students will be accepted into the academy. For priority consideration applicants must:
- Apply and be accepted into IU South Bend
- Complete a 2017/2018 and 2018/2019 FAFSA
- Submit the Leadership Academy Application by May 1st for priority consideration
- Register for the IU South Bend Placement Exams
- Optional residential experience $45/wk
We encourage you to discuss the Leadership Academy with your parents and your school counselor and if you have any additional questions. Also, please feel free to contact any of the Titan Success Coaches at 520-4565.