IUPUI-SHJ Fugate Scholarship (Service Learning)

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). This scholarship is open to full time graduate and undergraduate students. 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 7:30a.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.

Fugate Scholars must also:
• 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

Supplemental Questions
  1. IUPUI Fugate CSL
    • 1.Tell us your IUPUI "story." What events, organizations, people, or other experiences have shaped your time in college or journey to college? (You may answer this question how you feel most comfortable, e.g., essay, bulleted list, poem, or creative/artistic response).
    • 2.What social issues are most important to you? How have you addressed them in your community? Please respond in essay form with a limit of 500 words.
    • 3.Please list all of your anticipated commitments for the 2020-2021 academic year (Classroom credit hours, work – full time hours and part time hours, extracurricular activities, etc.)
    • 4. Upload your current resume as a PDF
    • 5.What motivates you to work with young students from Near West Indianapolis in their preparation for a post-secondary education?
    • 6.What are some activities or tools you might use to communicate with IPS middle and high school students about the importance of setting goals, graduating from high school, and enrolling in post-secondary education?