Norman Brown Diversity & Leadership Scholars Program

The NBDLSP works to fulfill four main objectives:

  1. Recruitment of academically talented diverse students to IUPUI
  2. Retention of this diverse population through the attainment of academic success, including recognition and encouragement for scholars who demonstrate academic excellence.
  3. Programming designed to engage participants in leadership and civic activities so they may serve as leaders in their community.
  4. Guidance and support that leads to a timely graduation and exceptional career preparation.

The program was created under the name Minority Achievement Scholarship Program in 1988 by Norman Brown, a former Associate Director of the IUPUI Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Mr. Brown retired in 1993 and that fall, a committee of faculty and staff members assumed stewardship over the program. In 2000, the name of the program was expanded to honor Mr. Brown. Later in the fall of 2005, the name was changed once again to the present moniker of the Norman Brown Diversity and Leadership Scholars Program.

This revised name was selected to not only continue to honor Mr. Brown, the founder, but to also clearly represent the tenets of the program which are to foster leadership, scholarship and participation in service activities. Although there have been changes in the name of the program over the years, the mission of the program remains the same.

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Taylor Hall, UC115,
815 West Michigan Street,
Indianapolis, IN 46202.

Phone: (317)-274-6534
Fax: (317) 278-8338