SPEA /Public and Environmental Affairs, Paul H. O’Neill Graduate Center
Develop your leadership skills and learn how to make public service part of your future career. Through the NextGen Leadership Program, you can earn a $500 scholarship and join a network of future leaders from universities across the U.S.
NextGen aims to inspire undergraduate students from all majors to work toward solving big public challenges facing our society. Become a leader in your community – and become part of the solution.
Participate in advocacy and leadership workshops, take a class anchored in public service values, and learn from the experience of individuals at the forefront of their industry. We'll also host retreats and informal opportunities for you to connect with other IU students.
Public service describes an individual’s positive contribution to their community, country, or cause. The course examines public service and its historical evolution, relationships to world religions and philosophies, motivations, values, and outcomes.
Enroll in SPEA-V 260 with instructor Tom Guevara, Director of the IU Public Policy Institute. In Fall 2021, the course will be taught MW 11:30 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. GenEd S&H.
All students at Indiana University are eligible to participate in workshops that focus on key topics in advocacy and leadership, such as developing a personal leadership philosophy, inspiring a team toward a vision, incorporating empathy and leadership, and leading a diverse team.
If you’re a full-time student at IU Bloomington in good academic standing with at least two semesters left before graduation, you’re eligible to earn a $500 scholarship by completing the NextGen Leadership Program course and participating in our seminars and workshops.
You’ll also join the prestigious Next Generation Service Corps alumni network – a group of service-minded students who have completed similar programming at other universities across the U.S.
Please note: The receipt of a scholarship may result in the reduction or repayment of need-based financial assistance previously awarded to you by Indiana University.
In accordance with federal regulations, the Office of Student Financial Assistance is required to monitor whether your total financial assistance remains within their financial need-based eligibility. Similar practices are followed with some institutional need-based grants. Whenever possible, self-help awards (loans and Federal Work-Study) are reduced before federal or institutional gift-aid.