Bicentennial Student Grant Program

In honor of Indiana University’s Bicentennial year, the Office of the Bicentennial in conjunction with the Student Involvement and Leadership Center announced the creation of the Bicentennial Student Grant Program (BSGP).

BSGP offered small grants of $1,000 maximum to support projects by registered graduate and undergraduate student organizations on any Indiana University campus. The program is now closed.

Grants Awarded

Student Organization NameName of Funded Activity Description of Funded ActivityDate(s)
IU Books & BeyondCelebrating the IU Bicentennial in Rwanda

The IU Books & Beyond Project is an intercultural literacy leadership project that connects students at Indiana University Bloomington, local Bloomington schools, and Kabwende Primary School in Kinigi, Rwanda. The project provides bilingual reading materials to Rwandan children and facilitates intercultural communication between children in the US and Rwanda.

January 6, 2020-August 7, 2020
History & Philosophy of Science Graduate Students AssociationThe History of Science at IU Exhibition

The Graduate Student Association of the History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine department will host an exhibition of student research during finals week in Spring 2020. The exhibition will be comprised of posters presenting the results of student projects for the course.

January 13, 2020-May 8, 2020
Indiana Canine Association Service Dogs at IU     Indiana Canine Association Network Meet and Greet

Indiana Canine Assistant Network (ICAN) is an Indianapolis-based nonprofit and the only accredited service dog organization in Indiana. ICAN at IU will host an event on February 20, 2020 open to the Bloomington community and hopes to engage the IU community by offering a fun educational event and to recognize all the important work that ICAN does.

February 20, 2020
The George Taliaferro Sport AssociationThe George Taliaferro Black Athlete Showcase

The George Taliaferro Sport Association (GTSA) wishes to honor individuals like George Taliaferro who created space for Black people in intercollegiate and national athletics. To celebrate his and other Black athletes’ tremendous impact, the GTSA proposes a day-long series of events to highlight the Black athlete experience. The event will feature: a Black athlete film screening, an exhibit featuring historical archives and memorabilia within IU sport history and student participants and Dinner and Dialogue, with the IU Ten and members of Taliaferro’s family as special guests.

February 28, 2020
The Black Graduate Student AssociationThe Clarence "Rollo" Turner Award 

The Black Graduate Student Association seeks to highlight past graduate students who have made a tremendous impact on the campus during IU’s 200-year history including the late Clarence “Rollo” Turner. Turner was a student activist and major organizer of several protests in the late 1960s at IU, including the 1968 Little 500 sit-in, which was in response to racial discrimination of Black fraternities and other Black student grievances. He also organized the Black Market, a local gathering place for Black students, faculty, administrators, and community members to support Black vendors and build community among each other.

March 29, 2020 (Canceled)
Kelley Student GovernmentKelley Trailblazers

The Kelley Student Government (KSG), in partnership with the Kelley Undergraduate Program office and with leadership from KSG’s Equity and Inclusion Committee, will partner on a new project that researches and features the stories of some of Kelley’s most significant trailblazers–namely, those who had the courage and tenacity to be some of the “firsts” of their demographic to attend the school.

April 13, 2020-April 18, 2020 (Canceled)