Sam H. Jones Community Service Scholarships

Fugate Scholars

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Applications for 2017-2018 are now closed.
Applications for 2018-2019 will open in the fall of 2017.

Application Deadline

February 1 at 5:00 p.m.

Duration of Scholarship

Awarded per semester; Renewable for the academic year 

Award Amount

$1,500 per semester; $3,000 per academic year 

Time Commitment

6 hours per week


Cindy Gil: or 317-274-2211

  • GPA: 2.75
  • Undergraduate and graduate students eligible 
  • Not on IUPUI academic or disciplinary probation 
  • Must have completed at least 2 semesters at IUPUI or another institution of higher education
  • Minimum number of credit hours per semester to remain eligible: 9 credit hours for undergraduate students; 6 credit hours for graduate students 
  • Complete a criminal history check, initiated through Center for Service and Learning
Program Description

The Fugate Scholarship began in the October of 2006 in honor of the late Daniel Fugate, a Near West community and public school advocate, as part of a larger Learning Communities Initiative at George Washington Community High School (GWCHS). Fugate Scholars implement various college preparatory curricula to students in grades 5–12 at GWCHS and neighboring elementary schools.

 Students committing to service at GWCHS must be available at least one weekday (or a combination of days) from 7:30 a.m–2:30 p.m. Students committing to service at one of the elementary schools must be available to serve at least one weekday (or a combination of days) between the hours of 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m.

How to Apply

To apply for the Fugate Scholars Scholarship, the Sam H. Jones Community Service Common Application needs to be completed online.

It will include the following requirements:

  • Personal background information
  • Personal essays/responses
  • Resume
  • The name, phone number, and email address of one qualified recommendor

A PDF version of the application is provided below to review essay questions before completing the application:

         General Application

Scholarship Requirements and Expectations
  • Responsibilities
    • Maintain a minimum GPA of 2.75
    • Serve six hours per week for the scholarship, as defined in the program description
    • Complete mandatory orientation at the beginning of the fall semester
    • Be present for monthly trainings
    • Record and report weekly service hours using the Oncourse drop box link
    • Maintain communication with the Office of Neighborhood partnerships (ONP) through Oncourse email
    • Commitment to serve as a student leader on campus and in the Indianapolis community
    • Engagement in college preparatory activities at Near West and West Indianapolis schools
  • Dates
    • Orientation:  Friday, August 25, 2017 and Friday, September 8, 2017
    • All Scholar Welcome Event: Thursday, September 7, 2017, 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
    • Meetings: Monthly meetings will be held on Fridays and coordinated by your site supervisor or program coordinator at the beginning of the academic year.
      • October 13, 2017, 9 AM - 12 PM
      • November 10, 2017, 9 AM - 12 PM
      • February 16, 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM
      • March 9, 2018, 9 AM - 12 PM