21st Century Scholars PFW

The 21st Century Scholars page is to inform scholars about Campus events, on and off Campus resources and to help with Academic Success.

The 21st Century Scholars’ Success Program is an initiative designed to support, retain, and graduate 21st Century Scholars on the campus of Indiana University-Purdue University Fort Wayne (IPFW). The program focuses on four areas:

1. Academic Performance and Persistence
2. Career Exploration and Preparation
3. Financial Literacy and Debt Management
4. Student Engagement and Enrichment

Operating as usual


Purdue University Fort Wayne

Congratulations Class of 2020!! You made it!!! No matter the challenges you faced, and the obstacles you had jump YOU MADE IT!
Our Chancellor has a few words he'd like to share with our graduating Class of 2020!!!! #MastodonProud

Congratulations, Class of 2020! Today would have been your commencement ceremony. While we can't celebrate in person, Chancellor Elsenbaumer wanted to offer a message of congratulations and encouragement. Remember, you're all invited back for our 2021 commencement, as well as other events this fall. #MastodonProud


Purdue University Fort Wayne

Everyone, please take care of yourself and your families :)

From the Chancellor:

Dear Campus Community,

The impact of the global outbreak of coronavirus (COVID-19) continues to affect our campus and our community. Since the beginning, we have been committed to doing everything possible to ensure the health, safety, and well-being of our students, faculty, staff, and visitors.

Our leadership team, including faculty leaders, has been in constant contact during the past few weeks—including a meeting this morning—in order to ensure that everything we do is in the best interests of the entire university community.

While we have been fortunate thus far to have had no cases of COVID-19 on our campus, there are confirmed cases in Indiana and in neighboring states. We must do everything possible to mitigate this virus and keep our campus safe.

To that end, Purdue University has developed and issued extensive measures to limit exposure to the virus on its campuses. Those directives are outlined in a letter from President Mitch Daniels and Provost Jay Akridge on Purdue’s coronavirus website (https://buff.ly/2TIgbVM).

Purdue Fort Wayne is working to adopt Purdue University’s directives, especially the mandate to move exclusively to online or virtual instruction for the foreseeable future.

As a first step, Purdue Fort Wayne is extending its spring break for students for one week to align with Purdue’s break. Purdue Fort Wayne’s spring break will now end on Sunday, March 22. This applies to Purdue Fort Wayne students only. Indiana University Fort Wayne students will attend their IU classes, as scheduled, but their Purdue Fort Wayne classes will be delayed until March 22. Purdue Fort Wayne faculty and staff should still report to work on March 16, as scheduled.

Our extended leadership team, including faculty and student leaders, will meet again this afternoon to continue identifying issues and solutions to this challenging situation. Additional information will be distributed to campus later today or early this evening.

As a reminder, the most recent information regarding the university’s status and operations will always be available on our COVID-19 website (pfw.edu/coronavirus).

We recognize the disruption and inconvenience this may cause for our campus community. This is an imperfect scenario prompted by an unprecedented community health issue. We know there will be many questions, and we will be diligent in helping determine the answers.

Thank you for your continued flexibility, creativity, and resilience as we navigate this uncharted territory. We know it isn’t easy, but we will get through this together.


Ron Elsenbaumer

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Blackboard Learn

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Need a moment??

Dons, we have got your back! Come relax between finals preparations. Questions? Email us at [email protected] #PurdueFWSAB 🖤💛


Purdue University Fort Wayne

UPDATED Tuesday 1:05pm -- Campus will close today at 4:30pm and remain closed through Wednesday.


UPDATED Tuesday 10:45am -- We'll update this page later this afternoon with our plans for tonight and tomorrow. Stay warm!


The weather is turning bad out there. Stay safe and warm tonight.

So... what about school tomorrow?

Here's the scoop: The Chancellor and his executive team will decide about closing early on Tuesday morning.

You'll find updates here, on Twitter, and on Instagram before 6am.

If we close, we'll also make sure the local TV and radio stations get the info right away.

Cross your fingers and throw an extra blanket on the bed. More news to


Welcome Back Week 2018

Hey Scholars!!! Welcome to Purdue University Fort Wayne! Check out what happened last week!!

Take a video tour through Purdue Fort Wayne's amazing 2018 Welcome Back Week celebration!


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Today is the BIG DAY!! 21st Century Scholars and Perkins Celebration for Graduating Scholars at 2:30 Century Club Room at the War Memorial Coliesum #GoDons2018


Good afternoon Scholars! The FAFSA is due on Sunday, April 15, 2018!! Scholars are required to complete the FAFSA by the deadline or lose their scholarship (you can potentially appeal this decision). Let's get this FAFSA done! Friday 4/13, 21st Century Scholars will be hosting our final FAFSA Support Table in Kettler. Stop by to grab some popcorn and ask some questions. Sunday we will also have two open labs for individuals to complete their FAFSA.


Purdue University Fort Wayne Student Government Association

You can now donate your gently used winter clothing to the Center for Women and Returning Adults. Check out this video from Mastodon Student News for more information.


Do you have (Are you a) high school and college student who has 21st Century Scholars? Join us (tomorrow) Wednesday, November 8th at 1PM EST by calling 712-775-7031 and use Access Code: 667-420. Greg Harrell from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education (the state) is talking about the award and the online program that will assist your scholar in maintaining their scholarship. Questions? Email Brooke Moreland, Assistant Director IUPUI 21st Century Scholars at [email protected].


Let's Go!!!

🚨 BREAKING NEWS🚨 The 2018–19 FAFSA is now available! Fill it out ASAP to get as much financial aid as possible. Start now: fafsa.gov


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Hello 21st Century Scholars of IPFW!! We are a week away from the Fall semester. We are introducing the new 21st Century Scholars Support Specialist Dominique Goodlow. She is originally from Chicago, but finished up high school at Washington in South Bend, IN. She received her AS in Business here at IPFW in 2016, and is in the process of completing her bachelor’s in Organizational Leadership and Supervision. Dominique loves to write poetry and plan things for others. She also loves to be around people and help in any way that she can. Dominique’s ultimate goal in life is to start up a nonprofit idea that she created back in 2013 and reduce homelessness and hunger in the United States. She excited to be a part of the IPFW team. If you have any questions or concerns about your scholarship, you can contact her via email: [email protected] and phone: 260-481-6438. Cicelle Beemon will be taking on the position in the Center for Women and Returning Adults and also as the 21st Century Scholars Support Center Supervisor. You may contact me as well email: [email protected] and phone: 260-481-6028.


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Congratulations Class of 2017 21st Century Scholars!! We are so proud of you!!!

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Indiana Roadtrip Application

Need a break? How about a free roadtrip??
As a 21st Century Scholar, you’re working hard to make sure you’re ready for success. You’re earning good grades, reaching credit hour completion, and you’re well on your way to earning your diploma. College is here and we want to let you know about a great opportunity you can apply for!
We’re fueling a @RoadtripNation initiative to send Indiana students on a free road trip this fall—in August! You’ll get to explore industries like advanced manufacturing and technology, and find out why they’re so exciting for Indiana’s future. Find out more information and apply here: rtn.is/indiana. Applications are due May 22, so don’t delay!!

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Congratulations to the graduating Scholars of IPFW!! We will be having a celebration ceremony May 10th for graduating 21st Century Scholars and Perkins graduates. Please check your emails for more information. Hope to see you there!!!


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21st Century Scholars Scholar Day
April 3, 2017
Time: 12-1:30pm
Location: Walb 114
How well do you know the 21st Century Scholarship? Are you up to date with the new changes? April 3rd we will be having an information day about the program. Also answering those mind boggling questions that you may have. If you would like to know more about 21st Century Scholars and the in's and out's of the program, come join us!!
• Understanding 21stCentury Scholars
• New Scholar Track 2.0- Keep track of your aid
• How does Financial Aid work?
RSVP to: [email protected]

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FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid

OK this starts the count down for days to file your FAFSA!! Go to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to file DUE MARCH 10TH!!

fafsa.ed.gov Apply now! Federal Student Aid has more than $150 billion available to help you pay for school.


ATTN: Video

This is awesome!

BREAKING: San Francisco just became the first U.S. city to offer free college.

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How sweet it is to have filed your FAFSA on time! Come grab some cookies and candy with us!
February 10th Walb Bookstore 1pm-3pm
February 20th KT G 1pm-3pm
February 24th KT G 1pm-3pm


Redbook Magazine

And it's not even Midterms yet.....

the struggle is so real


Please be Sweet and File your FAFSA!! Info Table in Walb til 3😙😍💕


This goes out to my Seniors!!!! #may10


Student Problems

Yes this is so true!!! But going down to Gates Gym is one of the best things you can to keep your energy up!! #healthyhabits

Every single day 😂😴


Student Problems

Don't be like this. #study #yougotthis

Every time 😂😭


January 16th is Dr. Martin Luther King Day. As Scholars, it is our right to continuously reach to obtain knowledge and to give back to our society. Let's honor him not only for a day but for years to come. Thank you Dr. King for sharing your dream.


21st Century Scholars PFW

Our Story

The 21st Century Scholars’ Success Program is an initiative designed to support, retain, and graduate 21st Century Scholars on the campus of Purdue University Fort Wayne (PFW).

The program focuses on four areas:

1. Academic Performance and Persistence
2. Career Exploration and Preparation
3. Financial Literacy and Debt Management
4. Student Engagement and Enrichment

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This is to give Freshman just a taste of the outcome of hard work and dedicated!!! 2016-17 Freshman Convocation #GoDons!




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Fort Wayne, IN

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Tuesday 9am - 4:15pm
Wednesday 9am - 5pm
Thursday 9am - 5pm
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