Residence Scholars

Residence Scholars Community

Students living in the community are provided opportunities to build community, engage in campus activities, and develop leadership skills while receiving a housing scholarship. Students in the community may expect to:

  • Be involved in leadership development opportunities such as the student leadership council that plans and executes programming for all residents, community service, and social events.
  • Attend six Hoosier Experience events to earn the First-Year Hoosier Experience Achievement Award (as available for 2021-22)
  • Maintain a 3.0 semester and cumulative GPA
  • Have a high school GPA of 3.5 or higher on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete a course on IU Canvas that will orient students to the campus, community, and college life itself in exchange for a certificate of completion and other incentives.
  • Be eligible for an additional scholarship provided by alumni from the community
  • Receive a housing scholarship which covers 45% of the room cost for a single room in the same center

Please note: Students applying for the Residence Scholars Community should have unmet or demonstrated financial need according to the Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Program features include:

  • Double and single rooms
  • Central neighborhood
  • Standard housing cost without air-conditioning