With the world growing more interconnected every day, the challenges we face are increasingly complex. They call for thoughtful, experienced leaders who are committed to far-reaching, nonpartisan solutions. Leaders who celebrate difference and seek shared understanding. Leaders like Representative Lee H. Hamilton and Senator Richard G. Lugar.
Two Hoosier statesmen. 70 years of combined Congressional service. One scholarship program.
Rep. Hamilton and Sen. Lugar are two of the most influential foreign policy voices of their generation. Recipients of the Presidential Medal of Freedom, they have been committed to U.S. global leadership, prudent about the application of American power, and exemplars of Congress carrying out its constitutional role in foreign policy.
Proud Hoosiers striving toward nonpartisan solutions, they reflect the commitment of our state and this university to bring Indiana to the world and the world to Indiana. To honor their historic work—and to build upon it for the next generation—we have created the Global Leadership Scholars Program.
We invite you to join us in creating the global leaders of tomorrow.
This nation is never finished. It has to be re-created in each generation.Rep. Lee Hamilton
Introducing the Global Leadership Scholars Program
Human rights. Cybersecurity. Global public health. Trade and development. We live in a time of rapid change, when the challenges we face cross borders—and disciplines. To build a better world, we need truly nonpartisan leaders, who combine global expertise with cultural knowledge and understanding.
The Global Leadership Scholars Program will create these very leaders by:
- Providing four-year, full-tuition scholarships to deserving undergraduates
- Attracting high-achieving students who demonstrate leadership skills and a commitment to global engagement
- Supporting full graduate fellowships—including tuition, fees, and a living stipend—to a cohort of master’s students
- Building a large and diverse class of academically talented, globally minded students from Indiana, the United States, and around the world
- Distinguishing the Hamilton Lugar School as a standout among other leading schools of global and international affairs
With your help, we will establish a strong pipeline of pragmatic, principled, and nonpartisan leaders who are well prepared to advance the global good.
Bringing the world’s foremost foreign policy figures to IU
This historic program will also support two endowed faculty positions: the Lee H. Hamilton Global Political Leadership Scholar and the Richard G. Lugar Political Leadership Scholar.
Built around Rep. Hamilton and Sen. Lugar’s foreign policy legacies of homeland security and nonproliferation, respectively, these endowed faculty positions will enable the Hamilton Lugar School to appoint two foreign policy figures to join the faculty on a visiting or rotating basis.
These esteemed practitioners will both teach and deliver public lectures, benefitting our students, faculty, and entire campus community, and significantly raising the profile of the school.
Growing up in Indiana, one learns early on that talent and accomplishments count—but honesty and integrity count more.Sen. Richard Lugar
Recognizing generous gifts to the Global Leadership Scholars Program
Those who give more than $100,000 to the Global Leadership Scholars Program can choose to have a named space in the Hamilton Lugar School. The naming of rooms/spaces are tiered based on the level of giving. For example, the Hamilton Lugar School has more than 35 spaces available:
Gift levels & space recognition
- $100,000–249,999: Small conference rooms and focus rooms
- $250,000–499,999: Large conference rooms, small conference rooms, and small classrooms
- $500,000–999,999: Large classrooms
- $1–2.5M: Global Lounge, broadcast studio, and Hamilton & Lugar’s offices
- $2.5M: Dean’s Chair and Global & International Studies Building atrium
Gifts of more than $50,000 will be considered for a named scholarship. For example, Jane Doe can name the scholarship and/or fellowship as the Jane Doe Scholarship in the Global Leadership Scholars Program. Should you choose to make a gift of $100,000 or more, you can name the scholarship and a room or space in the school.
Stepping up to ensure tomorrow’s leaders are globally ready
The world is a better place—and our country is more prosperous and secure—when we engage internationally. The students who will be supported through the Lee H. Hamilton and Richard G. Lugar Global Leadership Scholars Program will be prepared to do just that.
They are your future diplomats and public servants; lawyers and entrepreneurs; teachers and nonprofit leaders. As recipients of this prestigious scholarship, they will not only extend the legacies of Rep. Hamilton and Sen. Lugar, they will create their own paradigm: one not defined by political party or international borders, but by what is best for the global good.
We believe that in order to change the world, you must first seek to understand it.
With your help, the Global Leadership Scholars will do both.