IU East Counselors’ Breakfast provides scholarships for high school students

December 2, 2013 |

Indiana University East distributed scholarships to area high school guidance counselors from Indiana and Ohio during its annual Counselors’ Breakfast held November 21 in Whitewater Hall.CounselorsBreakfast

This is the seventh consecutive year that IU East has hosted the Counselors’ Breakfast. Over 70 guidance counselors attended. This year’s theme centered on the holidays and traditions of Thanksgiving, Black Friday Shopping and Christmas.

“We have a great partnership with these counselors,” said Molly Vanderpool, director of Admissions. “These scholarships enable them to reward their high school students for outstanding academic achievements with a significant scholarship.”

Counselors present received scholarship certificates to give to students in their high schools that meet the academic and admission requirements at IU East. Every guidance counselor received vouchers for eight, four-year scholarships ranging from $8,000 to $20,000 to distribute to qualified high school seniors.

This fall semester, IU East continued a record-setting trend in enrollment with 4,456 students enrolled for fall semester, a 6.5 percent increase compared to the same time last year. Since 2007, IU East has had an 96.6 percent increase in enrollment.