Scholar Expectations and Opportunities

 

Year One

Attend MVP Orientation
The MVP Orientation is a required program for all first-year scholars during the beginning of their journey at ISU. Information will be provided about resources through MSA and across campus, in addition to introducing the MVP Peer Leaders who will serve in a mentoring role throughout the first-year experience. Scholars will also have the opportunity to network with each other and with the MVP staff. 
 
Complete MVP Coursework

Students will register for and complete two first-year seminar courses (U ST 101B in the fall and U ST 102A in the spring). These courses are designed to provide first-year scholars with the tools for a smooth transition from high school to college. UST 101B focuses on effective study strategies, which include time management, goal-setting and personal wellness. U ST 102A is structured to introduce students to various social identities and the impact of intersectionality on their day-to-day experiences. Scholars will have to successfully complete and pass both courses to maintain their scholarship funding. 

Meet GPA and Course Completion Requirements

Scholars must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average, maintain full-time enrollment, and complete 24 new credit hours each academic year at the university.  If you fail to maintain these requirements, you may need to submit a request for appeal to maintain your scholarship.  Learn about this process.

Participate in MVP Events
All first-year MVP scholars are required to attend a minimum of three MVP sponsored events by the end of each semester in order to maintain scholarship eligibility.  These events range from MVP socials, MSA-sponsored events, Scholars Week events, workshops and community service opportunities.

 

Year Two and Beyond

Meet GPA and Course Completion Requirements

All MVP Scholars beyond their first year must maintain a cumulative 2.0 grade point average, maintain full-time enrollment, and complete 24 new credit hours each academic year at the university.

Participate in MVP Events

All MVP scholars are required to attend a minimum of three MVP sponsored events by the end of each semester in order to maintain scholarship eligibility.  These events range from MVP socials, MSA-sponsored events, Scholars Week events, workshops and community service opportunities.

MVP Opportunities
 
MVP Peer Leaders
Peer Leaders are student volunteers who serve as mentors and role models to first-year scholars and are prepared to assist scholars with networking within the ISU community and with the MVP learning community.  They will also provide more information on academic resources, campus involvement opportunities and cultural activities and events.