Three IPS students were awarded scholarships on Thursday, March 21, during the Center for Leadership Development’s 39th Annual Minority Achievers Awards and Scholarship Gala.

The annual event was held in the Sagamore Ballroom at the Indiana Convention Center.

IPS Students Awarded Scholarships

  • Alexis Dunlop (Crispus Attucks High School) received two tuition scholarships from Purdue University totaling $76,000 for up to four years.
  • Jaala Weaver-Young (Herron High School) received a scholarship from Purdue University totaling $48,000.
  • Allen Johnson Jr. (Shortridge High School) received a merit-based scholarship from Wabash College totaling more than $175,000 for up to four years.


Theses IPS scholars are among 71 students in schools throughout Central Indiana who received a combined total of more than $5 million in full and partial scholarships.