Program Mission Statement
The mission of the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program is to recruit, retain and prepare students with outstanding records of academic achievement, strong leadership experiences, and a commitment to social justice that add to the diversity of student body on campus. This Program is an integral part of Indiana University’s efforts to foster the benefits of educational diversity, in part by assuring the obtainment of a critical mass of students from underrepresented minority backgrounds with a history of discrimination. As such, during the application process additional positive considerations are given to students from underrepresented minority backgrounds and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased diversity at Indiana University.
To increase the number of high achieving students with a commitment to social justice and leadership to the Bloomington campus and into the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program through active and purposeful recruitment
To continue to increase overall program graduation rate of Scholars through educational, personal, and professional development
To continue training and preparation of all Scholars for successful post-baccalaureate placement in a professional vocation, graduate or professional school
Hudson & holland scholars Student RecognitionWe are proud to announce that a new Scholar Spotlight has been added to the Office of Scholarships website featuring Lauren McKinney! Lauren is a freshman from Indianapolis, and majoring in Speech and Hearing Sciences with a minor in African American & African Diaspora Studies and American Sign Language. She is a recipient of the Herbert Presidential Scholarship and the Hudson and Holland Scholarship, and a member of the Hutton Honors College. Please visit IU Scholar Spotlight to learn more about Lauren’s interests and activities.
We are proud to announce that a new Scholar Spotlight has been added to the Office of Scholarships website website featuring Priyanka Dubé! Priyanka is a junior from Carmel, Indiana who is majoring in Spanish and Biology with a minor in Chemistry. Priyanka is also a Hudson and Holland Scholar and is involved with The South Asian Philanthropy Project. To learn more about her and to access links to her scholarships and activities, visit her Scholar Spotlight and read her first blog.
We are proud to announce that a new Scholar Spotlight has been added to the Office of Scholarships website Gigi Galloway is a sophomore from Indianapolis, and majoring in Public Policy Management with a minor in Human Resources. Please visit IU Scholar Spolight to learn more about Gigi's interests and activities.
HHSP would like to recognize Tonya Mitchell for her success both inside and outside the classroom. Tonya is in her second year as Drum Major of the Marching Hundred. Tonya is a senior Music Education major in the Jacobs School of Music.
Mercedez McDowell (not pictured) is one of 5 individuals to receive the Indiana University Commission on Multicultural Understanding (COMU) Award. This year, Mercedez McDowell, a native of Indianapolis and an individualized major student, led a charge to change Indiana University Student Association's regulation to deny funding for religious organizations. In 2010, her funding request for IU's Impact Movement to attend the Impact Nationals was denied based on the fact that it was a religious organization. After composing a letter of dissatisfaction and disappointment that student groups were not given equal access to funding, McDowell, along with support from the Alliance Defense Fund, successfully campaigned for student fees to be distributed on a "viewpoint neutral" basis. McDowell's commitment to justice and fairness exemplifies the goals of COMU and the spirit of diversity.
Congratulations to all Hudson and Holland Scholars, and keep up the good work!