We are seeking students who embody the qualities of academic commitment, leadership and service exemplified in the lives and careers of Dr. Hudson and Dr. Holland. Both individuals were outstanding scholars in their fields of study and both sought to help promising undergraduate students of color overcome barriers similar to those they had faced on their way to successful careers as educational leaders. The Hudson & Holland Scholars Program is highly selective, and we seek applicants with outstanding records of academic achievement, strong leadership experiences, and a commitment to social justice.

The program is open to all undergraduate students but strong consideration will be given to students from underrepresented minority backgrounds and whose presence will enhance the learning environment through increased cultural diversity at Indiana University.

To be considered for the Hudson & Holland Scholars Program

  • Complete a Hudson & Holland Scholars Program application or Selective Scholarship Application;
  • Possess a high school grade point average of 3.2 on a 4.0 scale, or the equivalent;
  • Present a combined SAT Math and Evidence-based Reading and Writing score of 1180 or higher, or an ACT score of 24 or higher (scores must be documented on an official transcript);
  • Possess a record of leadership or active participation in extracurricular or community service activities;
  • Be a United States citizen or permanent resident with a valid Social Security Number;
  • Be a high school senior or current undergraduate student;

Transfer or Currently Enrolled Indiana University Students

A limited number of scholarships are available for undergraduate upperclassmen and transfer students. Admission to HHSP as an existing IU student or transfer student is highly competitive. Students typically need a cumulative 3.5 GPA or higher to be a competitive applicant.