Nomination Process for Current IUB students
Each spring, the Wells Scholars Program anticipates awarding scholarships to one or two sophomores or juniors who are already enrolled at IU Bloomington. In order to be considered for an internal Wells Scholarship, a student must be nominated by an IU Bloomington faculty member and must have completed, at the time of the nomination, at least three semesters of course work as a full-time student on the Bloomington campus. (Please note: The Wells Scholarship cannot be used for support beyond the fourth year of undergraduate study.)
Students may not apply for consideration.
The scholarship is based on merit, without regard to financial need. A nominee is normally expected to be among the top 1% of students at the university in terms of intellectual ability and scholarly performance. The selection committee will also look for evidence of exceptional additional accomplishments or qualities, as indicated by extracurricular activities, community service, research, and/or outstanding talent in some specific field.
Invitations for nominations are sent to IU Bloomington faculty in February. For the 2013 competition, detailed letters of nomination from faculty should reach the Wells Scholars Program by Friday, March 22, 2013. The letter should describe the nominee's qualities of character and leadership, as well as the nominee's academic and extracurricular achievements.
Students selected as finalists will be invited for interviews scheduled for Wednesday, May 1, 2013. Results of the competition will be announced later in May.