How to Apply

Becoming a Groups Scholar

To be eligible for the Groups Scholars programs students must meet the following requirements:

  •  Be a resident of the state of Indiana
  •  Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (Has a green card)
  • Meet the income and eligibility guidelines
  • Have a minimum cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5
  • Complete the minimum (34 hours) college preparatory courses

Personal characteristics also are an important part of being a Groups Scholar. We look for students who demonstrate a positive attitude, a sense of civility, the ability to persevere, and a strong motivation to succeed, an excellent attendance record, and a commitment to earn a college degree.

Applications are available from Recommenders starting August 1 and the deadline for submission is November 1 of each year. We will accept applications until December 15, but priority consideration will go to those who complete their application by the November 1 deadline. An application is considered complete when an IU Application with all supporting documentation and a Groups application is on file.

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Student Steps to Apply

A lot of freshmen come here and are overwhelmed. But I already know where all our classes are, and I have friends not only from my hometown but people I’ve met through Groups. I’m not going to be alone. I just feel really prepared and confident.

Angelica Navarro, Groups Scholar