Applications, Eligibility, and Funding Criteria

Eligibility

Scholarship Awards

IUPUI faculty and staff apply for Service Learning Assistant Scholarships to support their community-engaged teaching, research, and scholarly activities. Scholarships are awarded to faculty and staff who, if funded, select a student as the recipient of the scholarship intended to provide support for educational expenses (e.g., tuition, fees) at IUPUI.

Scholarship monies are credited to the student’s account in the Office of the Bursar, and students are responsible for the impact an award may have on their financial aid eligibility or limits. If accounts have no balance due, a refund will be distributed to the student. Prior to selecting a student to receive the scholarship, the faculty or professional staff mentor should have the student check on how the award will impact his or her financial aid eligibility.

Student Eligibility

Funded faculty and staff are responsible for verifying the eligibility of students for the SLA program. Students must be enrolled at IUPUI/IUPUC to be considered for the program. Other requirements include the following:

  • Undergraduate Students

    An IUPUI undergraduate student who is selected by faculty or professional staff must:

    • Have completed at least 15 credit hours at IUPUI
    • Carry at least a 2.75 grade point average
    • Enroll in and complete at least 9 credit hours at IUPUI/IUPUC during the semester in which he or she receives the SLA scholarship. (The minimum for summer awards is 3 credit hours.)

    Review the Fall/Spring/AY eligibility flowchart to see if you are eligible for an SLA award.  If you are a Summer scholar, use this eligibility flowchart instead.

  • Graduate Students

    An IUPUI graduate student who is selected by faculty or professional staff must:

    • Complete at least 6 credit hours at IUPUI
    • Carry at least a 3.00 grade point average (or 3.00 undergraduate GPA if in his or her first semester of graduate school)
    • Enroll in and complete at least 6 credit hours at IUPUI/IUPUC during the semester in which he or she receives the SLA scholarship. (The minimum for summer awards is 3 credit hours.)

    Review the Fall/Spring/AY eligibility flowchart to see if you are eligible for an SLA award.  If you are a Summer scholar, use this eligibility flowchart instead.

SLA scholarships may be requested on a per-semester basis or as an academic year award. For more information about the differences, please refer to the application information.

Scholarship amounts are based on the average number of hours per week that the student scholar contributes to a faculty or staff mentor’s community-engaged work.