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Indiana University Bloomington

Finding A Match And Fit

Ivenson, a child of Haitian immigrants, and Ben, a College Advising Corps adviser at Indiana University, worked together to find a college path that would align well with Ivenson’s postsecondary education goals. Ivenson was exploring a number of options related to music. Ben suggested that he consider the Arts Management program at Indiana University so he could unite his passion for the arts with his interest in the music business. The pair also worked together on Ivenson’s application for the Hudson and Holland Scholars Program at IU—a program designed to bolster the academic success of historically marginalized students through financial assistance and academic support services. Ivenson was accepted. He is now completing his sophomore year. Our advisers help students re-imagine their future, empowering them to identify and pursue their best postsecondary opportunities. Established in 2019, the IU program partners with high schools to increase access to education beyond high school.

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As a first-generation college graduate, serving with College Advising Corps was one of the best decisions that I could have made after graduating from college. My service opened my eyes to a lot of the barriers that I had faced; it was rewarding to help younger first-generation students avoid those same barriers on their path to college. Ben Wilkerson, Alumnus, IU Bloomington

High schools served

  • Arsenal Technical High School
  • Crawford County High School
  • Crispus Attucks High School
  • George Washington High School
  • George Washington High School
  • Shoals High School
  • Shortridge High School
  • Warren Central High School
  • Washington High School


IU Center for Rural Engagement
Ivy Tech Community College
Regional Opportunity Initiative