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Ignatian Scholars

The Ignatian Scholars is a three-year program that focuses on academics, service, leadership, and career exploration. Ignatian Scholars are typically students who have demonstrated outstanding academic achievement and leadership as freshmen at Brebeuf Jesuit. Students accepted in the Ignatian Scholars program are expected to apply for and complete the AP Capstone program their junior and senior year.

Important Upcoming Dates

Information Session
January 26, 2023

Application Opens
February 1, 2023

Application Deadline
March 1, 2023

Structure of the Class

Sophomore Year

For sophomores, the class will meet once a week during a PRT. Class periods will be designed to help students discover their strengths and potential career focuses. In addition, we will welcome speakers to campus to address areas of interest. Second semester, Ignatian Scholars will continue to meet with the Ignatian Scholars Coordinator and partake in Sophomore Seminar, while continuing their Ignatian Scholars activities.

Junior Year

In the junior year, students will meet formally at least twice with the Ignatian Scholars Coordinator to discuss their individual goals. The Ignatian Scholars coordinator will work with the students to identify opportunities and individuals to assist them as they research potential careers and majors in college. Juniors will also be assigned as a mentor to the current sophomore class of Ignatian Scholars.

Senior Year

Senior year, Ignatian Scholars have the opportunity to work Brebeuf alumni who are or have been enrolled at colleges and universities where the Scholar is applying. Alternatively, they may connect with Brebeuf alumni or parents who are currently working in career fields that interest them.  

The Sophomore Ignatian Scholars class will complete a service activity that is chosen by the Scholars, to benefit their community. Ignatian Scholars from other grades will be invited to participate. 

Class of 2025 Programming and Activities

Ethics in Leadership
Dr. William Enright

Overcoming Adversity
Dillon Howell '18

Moral Reasoning Workshop
DePauw University

Admissions Case Study
University of Chicago

Necessity of Community Engagement
Pamela Ross, VP CICF

Careers in Sports
Susan Baughman, CEO, 2022 Indy College Football Championship 

Civic Leadership as a Vocation
Hon. Scott Fadness, Mayor of Fishers

Building Your Brand
Chelsea DuKate, Founder and President, Red Envelope 

Care and Engagement of Others
Dove Recovery House

Building a Purposeful and Effective Network
Lauren Peterson, Mitch Daniels Leadership Foundation 

AP Capstone Presentation
Ms. Miller, Ms. Parson, Dr. Califf, and classes 

Service Project