Empowering students by fostering their capacity for personal growth and an understanding of self.

Reach Your Goals

The THRIVE Program helps you reach your aspirations in college and beyond. By participating, you'll be surrounded by students, staff, and mentors while getting the resources and knowledge you need to take on college and everything it has to offer.

Getting Involved

Your THRIVE team will not only make sure you know everything that’s happening on and off campus, you’ll also be invited to events, workshops, and fun gatherings that are only for students in the program. Starting in Summer Bridge and continuing through your first year, you’ll have endless opportunities to make new friends and begin building your professional network that will be vital during college and in your career.


Paying for College

As a Fostering Success student, you’ll be eligible for up to $1000.00 for your first year to help you make ends meet. Plus, access to other types of financial assistance such as the Pledge Grant, Emergency Assistance Grant, and more! We also help students get connected with great-paying, part-time jobs with flexible work schedules. IUPUI’s student employment professionals will work with you to tidy up your resume and cover letter (or help you create them), perfect your online professional image, and become a master interviewer.

How to Apply

Here is a complete list of everything you need to do to be part of the THRIVE Program. Links for these items are below and you can always reach out to us if you have a question or need some help.

  1. Get admitted to IUPUI. If you haven't applied yet, do that first, then continue with the items below once you've been admitted
  2. Complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  3. Complete the THRIVE application
  4. Apply for IUPUI Housing (if you plan to live on campus)
  5. Apply for early housing move-in (if you plan to live on campus)

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Contact Us

We’re ready to talk if you are. Send us an email or give us a call. We can tell you more about the program and benefits or help you get everything done for the application process.

Michael Kendall
Program Coordinator
(317) 274-5803

This program is made possible by the Nina Mason Pulliam Charitable Trust and IUPUI.

*The amount of financial aid offered to each student will vary and is determined by financial need and other information provided on your FASFA