Scholarships for Incoming Freshmen
SCHOLARSHIPS FOR HIGH-ACHIEVING INCOMING FRESHMEN
SPEA is an amazing place for students to study some of the biggest issues facing our society (income inequality, energy and health care policy, the size and effectiveness of government) and to acquire concrete skills that will allow them to get jobs after graduation in which they can begin to find solutions.
We’re pleased to announce a variety of scholarships for high-achieving incoming students, including 70 new scholarships for students who choose to live in the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center, which will open in Fall 2013.
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CIVIC LEADERS LIVING-LEARNING CENTER SCHOLARSHIPS
The Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center (LLC) is a new residential community in the renovated and ideally located Briscoe Residence Center. In the LLC, first-year year students from all IUB schools will have the opportunity to live in a unique, supportive community with other students interested in public affairs, including politics, civic engagement, public finance, management, policy, and the promotion of the arts. The LLC makes a large university feel small, offering first-year students experiences usually only afforded to upperclassmen. These include smaller classes, access to influential leaders and visitors to campus, guidance on creating a polished career profile, and trips to places like Washington, DC. Civic Leaders will be set up to make the most of their time at IU, and living in the LLC will help them begin to prepare for jobs after graduation.
Students will be selected for these awards based on their LLC application and will be informed of their scholarship when they are notified of their admission to the LLC.
Civic Leaders LLC Four-Year Scholars - $10,000 Award
We offer 10 four-year merit scholarships for students from across IU, regardless of intended major, who are admitted to the LLC. This award is contingent on recipients’ admittance to live in the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center during their first year on campus. Scholarship recipients must remain in good standing, both academically and non-academically, as well as enroll in and complete at least nine credit hours of SPEA coursework each fall and spring (after their first year) in order to be eligible for renewal of the award. Awards are for up to four total years of undergraduate study ($1,000 in year 1, $2,000 in year 2, $3,000 in year 3, and $4,000 in year 4), with a maximum award amount of $10,000.
Civic Leaders LLC First-Year Scholars - $2000 Award
SPEA is also pleased to offer an additional 25 scholarships to students from across IU, regardless of intended major, who apply and are accepted to live in the Civic Leaders Living-Learning Center.
Students who apply to SPEA for Direct Admission will have the opportunity to take advantage of popular SPEA programs such as overseas study, the Washington Leadership Program and our Accelerated Masters. Our Direct Admission Scholars will get a head-start at a potential career in government, business or the nonprofit sector, where they can apply the analytical and management skills they learn at SPEA to make the world a better place.
Only completed Selective Scholarship Applications will be reviewed by the SPEA Direct Admit Scholarship committee, and SPEA will communicate scholarship decisions via email in early March.
SPEA Direct Admission Scholarship -- $20,000 Award
The SPEA Direct Admission Scholarship is a $5,000 award per academic year, disbursing as a $2,500 award for each fall and spring semester at IU Bloomington. If scholarship recipients remain in good standing, both academically and non-academically, as well as enroll in and complete at least nine credit hours of SPEA coursework in the fall and spring semesters, the scholarship will be eligible for renewal for up to four total years of undergraduate study and a maximum award amount of $20,000.
Bayh Public Service Scholarship – $20,000 Award
Four years to one student. This scholarship honors former U.S. Senator Birch Bayh's exceptional public service and outstanding leadership. P.A. Mack, the Senator's former Chief of Staff and close friend of more than 50 years, established the Birch Bayh Public Service Scholarship as a tribute to Bayh's many accomplishments and to encourage future generations of students to follow in the Senator's footsteps. The Bayh Scholarship is awarded to an outstanding incoming freshman aspiring to pursue a career in public service and will be selected on the basis of academic achievement, demonstrated leadership, and civic engagement.
Boch Family Scholarship – $20,000 Award
Four years to one student. The Boch Family Scholarship was established by Elizabeth Boch, a former teacher, to encourage and support outstanding students who are pursuing careers in public service at the local, state or federal level. The Boch Scholarship is awarded to incoming freshmen with an established record of academic excellence, financial need, and an interest in a career in public service.