Scholarship Advisory Committee

Who We Are

The Scholarship Advisory Committee (SAC) is a diverse and strategically assembled team of academically talented IU scholars who represent various scholarship programs, majors, ethnicities, hometowns, and areas of interest on campus. Committee members provide feedback on and insight into how scholarship-eligible students approach the college selection process, and what the IU experience has been for them since they matriculated. Additionally, committee members participate in a variety of recruitment events and activities, are featured in various forms of communication, and serve as idea generators for future events, initiatives, and scholarship processes.

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History of the SAC

In order to better serve and fully understand key constituents, the Office of Scholarships created the IU Scholarship Advisory Committee.

The inaugural class of the SAC was assembled during the 2007–08 academic year and consisted of five members. Over the years the SAC has grown to its current membership of 75 Hoosier Scholars. Traditionally members are nominated for this prestigious committee by the Office of Scholarships or by one of our campus partners.

The purpose of the committee was to have members meet periodically to provide feedback and insight into how high-ability students approach the college selection process, and what their IU experience has been for them since matriculating. Additionally, committee members serve as idea generators for future events and marketing campaigns and communications. SAC members are representative of different scholar communities that make up Hoosier Scholars.

What We Do

Below are a few examples of the various things that SAC members participate in throughout the year.

  • Game Day

    A select group of prospective students is invited to a special tailgate coordinated by the Office of Scholarships in partnership with IU Athletics to enjoy the experience of a Hoosier football game. SACers engage prospective students and their families and help answer their questions.

  • Scholar Receptions

    These conversation events for recently admitted Hoosier Scholars are held in target recruitment markets.

  • Scholar Spotlights & Friday Features

    SACers are highlighted on the Office of Scholarships website and social media to share their experience with prospective Hoosier Scholars.

  • Live Chats

    SACers interact with prospective students in an online chat to help answer any questions about life as a Hoosier Scholar.

  • VIP Visits

    The Office of Scholarships coordinates numerous student and parent visits that help provide a friendly and personal interaction with the IU scholar community. SACers provide student perspectives during these visits.

  • Social & Volunteer Activities

    SAC members gather to participate in community volunteer activities as well as social events to get to know each other and give back to IU and the Bloomington community.

How to Join

Contact the SAC at for questions regarding SAC membership. New members are selected during fall semester.

The Scholarship Advisory Committee encourages all Hoosier Scholars from every major and background to apply to our organization. If you are interested in sharing your IU experience with prospective Hoosier Scholars, SAC is the organization for you! Below are the steps to apply.

  • Call-Out Meetings

    Call-out meetings are a great way to learn more about the Scholarship Advisory Committee and the Office of Scholarships. These meetings include a presentation on the structure and purpose of the SAC, current member testimonials, and a question-and-answer session.

    If you are interested in applying to the Scholarship Advisory Committee, please attend one of our call-out meetings.

    • Tuesday, August 21, 2018: 7:00-7:30 p.m. in the School of Education, BLED-1204.
    • Thursday, August 23, 2018: 7:00-7:30 p.m. in the School of Informatics, Computing, and Engineering. Luddy Hall, Room 1106.
  • Apply

    The SAC New Member Application is now closed. Please check back in fall 2019 for our next recruitment season!