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MacDonald Scholars Program
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Scott D. MacDonald

The Scott MacDonald Scholars Program supports undergraduate students with a passion for community service and a drive to create positive change in their communities and around the world.

The focus of the MacDonald Scholars Program reflects the values of its founder, IU alumnus, Scott MacDonald.

I believe we all have an obligation to ‘pay it forward’ to the extent that we are able. – Scott MacDonald.

Mr. MacDonald worked his way through college graduating with student debt. Understanding the stress associated with the cost of higher education, Mr. MacDonald established the MacDonald Scholars Program to lessen the economic burden of attending IU, while encouraging students to give back through community service. 

Learn more about Scott MacDonald, his values and experiences here.

Listen to Scott MacDonald discuss why he created the MacDonald Scholarship on this episode of Though the Gates.

Qualified high school seniors who have committed to attend IU the following fall are invited to apply for the MacDonald Scholars Program. The Scholarship is available to both out of state and Indiana residents. Strong applicants demonstrate economic need, strong academic performance, and a passion for community engagement.

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