Black Student Center

You belong here

There is a community waiting for you at Indiana University Kokomo; a community that understands the realities of your life and your experiences, a community striving to help you succeed.

The Black Student Center, a part of the Multicultural Center at IU Kokomo, welcomes all students, staff and faculty. Here, we work to center the voices, experiences, and dynamic lives of the members of our Black community in a place where all can work, relax, communicate and learn. We are here to empower you in your endeavors, both personal and in the classroom.

Inside of the Black Student Center, students can find a safe and supportive, inclusive environment. Take part in community conversations and discussions that provide unique perspectives and insight into issues affecting the African diaspora; spend the first Monday of each month listening to music and chatting with your friends; view art that celebrates and recalls the Black experience; or curate activities and events that involve the entire campus.  

This is a space where you are welcome, a space you own, a space for you to thrive.


IU Kokomo Diversity Scholarship

Are you interested in contributing to diversity at IU Kokomo? The IU Kokomo Diversity Scholarship recognizes new students committed to bringing diversity, whether through lived experience, thought, word, or action to IU Kokomo. The Diversity Scholarship is $1500 and is renewable for three additional years.

Eligibility: Student must be admitted and submit a scholarship application to IU Kokomo by December 1st.

Renewal Criteria:

  • 2.5 GPA
  • Progress to the next class level (i.e. completion of 30 credit hours after 1 year)

Thompson Minority Scholarship

Graduated in the top 20% of high school class, renewable for up to four years based on a cumulative GPA of 2.75, preference given to African American, Hispanic, Asian-American, and American Indian students, no recipient can receive more than four awards. Recipients determined by IUK Scholarship Committee.

Neal-Marshall Alumni Club Scholarship

This scholarship is awarded to undergraduate and graduate minority students attending any IU campus. For more information, contact Leah McRath-Hinton at or Eryn Wisler at

Learn more about the scholarship

Additional Scholarship Opportunities

There are so many avenues through Indiana University to make your college dreams a reality! Check out additional scholarship opportunities and get started on your goals!

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