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Hutton Honors College

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THE HERMAN B WELLS SCHOLARS PROGRAM

The Wells Scholarship, which is based solely on merit, provides tuition and mandatory and course-related fees as well as a living stipend for four years of study at IU Bloomington. Scholars may choose to spend one of these years studying abroad through the university's overseas study programs, and they may major in any field offered at IU. The Wells program emphasizes close interaction with faculty; academic and career mentoring; special opportunities for internships, research, and community service; and frequent contact with distinguished visitors. Between 18 and 22 incoming freshmen receive the award each year.

To be considered for the Wells Scholarship, a student must be nominated. Accredited Indiana high schools, as well as selected schools from other states, are eligible to nominate two candidates each for the Wells Scholarship. The Office of Admissions is also able to nominate a small number of candidates from those who do not attend eligible high schools. See the Wells Scholars Program Web site for additional information: Wells Scholars Program Web Site

Finalists are chosen by the middle of November and then are invited to campus for interviews held the first weekend in December. In considering candidates, the program looks for students who have shown exceptional qualities of character and leadership, been significantly involved in extracurricular activities, demonstrated a concern for their community, and excelled in terms of class rank, grade point average, and performance on standardized tests. To offer the most enriching educational environment, the Wells Scholars Program seeks to create a diverse body of students by considering, among other factors, intellectual diversity.