Service Learning Assistants

FAQ for Students

  • How many semesters can I serve as an SLA scholar?
    • There is no limit on the number of semesters that an IUPUI student can serve as a Student Learning Assistant (SLA) scholar, as long as they meet the minimum enrollment and GPA requirements.
    • There are other factors that can affect scholarship renewal. These include:
      • Satisfactory completion of program requirements by the student
      • Successful reapplication for funding by the faculty/staff mentor
  • If I was in the program last year, do I still have to complete orientation?

    Yes.  Both student scholars and faculty/staff mentors are required to complete orientation once per academic year.

  • When should I expect to see the scholarship funds show up on my bursar account?

    It will take roughly two weeks for the scholarship to be credited to your account once the Student Scholar LOA and orientation requirements have been met. It is recommended that you go ahead and pay your tuition bill to avoid any penalties. Once the money is in your bursar account, you will receive a reimbursement check or direct deposit refund, depending on how your account is set up.

  • Where can I get a list of workshops I can attend to fulfill my professional development requirement?

    Center for Service and Learning staff will send an email once per month about new opportunities for professional development. 

  • When is my End-of-Award Period Report due?

    We strongly recommend that you submit your end-of-award report TWO WEEKS PRIOR to the posted deadline to ensure that your mentor has adequate time to complete their review and so that it will not interfere with your finals.

    Failure of student SLAs to comply with the program and/or reporting requirements of the SLA program can result in forfeited eligibility for future SLA awards.