Scholarship Expectations and Responsibilities

Scholarship Expectations and Responsibilities Overview


The effectiveness of the Guardian Scholarship program is attributed to its very “hands on” support system, which establishes very clear expectations of the Scholars. Student Scholars represent themselves both as individual scholars and members of the Guardian Scholar community throughout their academic careers, actively participating in their community, their college and the Guardian Scholar family. In addition to abiding by all university standards for appropriate conduct and community behavior, student Scholars are expected to:

  • Complete a minimum of 15 credit hours per semester
  • Strive to graduate in 4 years
  • Maintain a minimum of 3.0 GPA
  • Develop and live by an annual budget
  • Supplement the scholarship starting in junior year and summers with a part time job
  • Provide a written plan for summer employment activities and coursework
  • Meet all required deadlines for the submission of documentation and forms, including those for the Office of Financial Aid and the Housing Office
  • Participate in one-on-one meetings with on campus advisor
  • Participate in scheduled meetings, dinners, parties and special events

Additional expectations and responsibilities are outlined in the Guardian Scholar Student Responsibility Statement.