Scholarships & Awards

Scholarships & Awards

Each year, we award scholarships to deserving students for academic achievement, community involvement, and enthusiastic Collins spirit.

You may apply for a scholarship or award, or nominate a deserving Collinsite, by filling out the Collins Award Application Form. You can read about past winners by clicking on the “Learn more” buttons below.

All awards are funded by alumni contributions and recipients are chosen by a committee of faculty and staff. Please note that eligibility to receive financial awards or scholarships may be limited if IU considers your financial need to have already been met.

Each application requires a short statement (250-500 words) describing why the applicant or nominee deserves this award.

Retention Award

These awards are intended for current Collinsites who plan to return to Collins next year. For 2020, these awards will only be given to students intending to join the Collins LLC community hosted in Foster-Shea for the 2020-2021 school year. There are multiple awards at $1000, renewable as long as you live within the Collins LLC community.

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Freshman Award

This $300 award is intended to encourage incoming freshmen to Collins to engage in the community in multiple ways, by joining various existing student groups, by developing new initiatives, by the completion of a thoughtful Q project that builds community at Collins, and/or by taking on a position of student leadership.

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Ernest and Eva Bernhardt-Kabisch Award (academic excellence)

This $300 award is for a current Collinsite who combines academic excellence with involvement in the Collins Community. Although not a GPA contest, the awards committee will look at the applicant’s/nominee’s transcript.

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Patricia Templeton Patrick Award (diversity)

This $300 award is for a current Collinsite who has made a significant contribution to advancing diversity at Collins, IU, or the Bloomington community.

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Elissa Bradley Award (Collins spirit)

This award, up to $1,000, is for a current Collinsite who has been especially active in promoting the mission of the Center as expressed in its core values: academics, community, diversity, sustainable living, and student empowerment.

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Service Award

This $300 award is for a current Collinsite who has made a significant service contribution to the Bloomington community.

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