Solutions Scholars

Overview: This program admits a cohort of approximately 20 students each fall to be part of a two-year program. These scholars are committed to addressing key challenges facing our world like immigration, inequities facing women, climate change, poverty, human rights, the obesity crisis and more. Course instruction together with experiential learning, research, and internship experiences help develop the skills needed to be the solution to the most pressing issues of our day.

Each Solutions Scholar is supported with a $4,000 scholarship disbursed over two years ($1,000 per semester).


  • Have a declared major in the College of Social and Behavioral Science
  • Be a current freshman or sophomore
  • Have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0 (for freshman minimum high school GPA 3.5)
  • Have successfully completed Math 1030 (or higher) and Writing 2010 by the end of spring 2021

More Information: Visit the Solutions Scholars page for more information on the program. 

Supplemental Questions
  1. What is your anticipated semester and year of graduation? (EX: Spring 2024)
  2. I am currently a freshman or a sophomore.
  3. I will have completed the QA requirement (Math 1030 or higher) by the end of spring 2023 semester.
  4. I will have completed Writing 2010 by the end of spring 2023 semester.
  5. What is your declared major(s)?
  6. What, if any, is your emphasis within your major?
  7. What, if any, is your minor?
  8. Tell us why you would make a good fit for the Solutions Scholars program.
  9. Please address one of the key challenges that faces our world that interests you and how it relates to your declared major.
  10. Please download, complete, and upload your four-year academic plan.

  11. Please upload a copy of your current academic records. (If you are currently a freshman, please upload your high school transcripts.)
  12. Letter of Recommendation & Rubric- Solution Scholars
    • ONE letter of recommendation is required and must be from an academic source (freshmen may ask a high school instructor to serve as a reference if you don't know a university instructor well enough to ask). Please enter the name and email address of the person who has agreed to write a letter of recommendation for you.

      • Your reference must agree to write a letter BEFORE you put their contact information into your application. The very moment their contact information is input, an auto notification will be sent to them. If your reference did not agree to write a reference letter for you, they have every right to reject the system’s request.
      • Once your reference has agreed to write a letter for you, it is up to YOU to check your application to make sure the letter was submitted. You cannot see the letter but will be able to tell if it was received. Check the status of your letters by clicking on the "References" tab above.
      • Letters must be submitted by your reference by April 14, 2023.
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