Scholar Expectations and Opportunities
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.
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.
Year Two and Beyond
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.
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.