The Lauren Robel Scholarships
The Lauren Robel Bicentennial Scholarship
For five decades, Lauren Robel, '83, has contributed in countless ways to the growth and development of the Maurer School of Law and Indiana University. As a law professor, associate dean, executive associate dean, the first woman to serve as dean of the Law School, and finally as provost of IU Bloomington, her leadership was instrumental in Indiana University's becoming a globally recognized institution of higher education.
But for all of her visionary, global leadership, Lauren has never lost sight of her focus on making education possible for Indiana's lesser-served citizens. Accordingly, when she stepped down as provost on June 30, 2021, Indiana University renamed the Indiana Bicentennial County Scholarship as the Lauren Robel Bicentennial Scholarship. This scholarship promotes the enrollment of students from the lowest-enrolling counties in Indiana and supports geographic, socioeconomic, and underrepresented diversity.
In addition, to expand the impact of this scholarship through philanthropy, the university has also created a new scholarship fund, under the same name, at the IU Foundation to support the existing campus fund and to extend IU’s reach in our lowest enrolling counties and in our lowest enrolling states. The University Graduate School will also be funding a separate graduate fellowship, also in Provost Robel's name, for students from the same counties served by the Lauren Robel Bicentennial scholarship.
For more information about these scholarships, contact Emily Arth, Director of Development, Office of Enrollment Management, at email@example.com.
The Maurer School of Law Lauren Robel Scholars
The Lauren Robel Scholars Program at the Maurer School of Law meets the challenge of attracting Indiana’s best and brightest students and honors Lauren's dedication to the school and to the legal profession. Offered to promising law students from Indiana, these scholarships cover full tuition and fees for all three years of law school.
While a Maurer School of Law education remains among the most affordable in the nation, it is still out of reach for many Indiana students. And many more are tentative about pursuing the legal profession in the face of significant student loan debt. By increasing the availability of full-tuition scholarships, the Maurer School of Law continues to provide opportunities to Indiana’s most promising students regardless of their financial circumstances.
Donors to the program will be recognized in the Robel Scholars Honor Roll and will receive correspondence from the scholars. Robel Scholars are selected by the Maurer School of Law’s Scholarship Committee and the Office of Admissions.
To learn more about the Robel Scholars Program, contact Lisa Hosey, Executive Director of Development, Maurer School of Law, firstname.lastname@example.org.