How to Apply

To apply to STARS:

Apply to IU!  If you meet initial eligibility criteria will be invited to complete the online Selective Scholarship Application (SSA). If you meet the admission criteria for the Hutton Honors College, you will be invited to also apply for the STARS program.

Application review typically begins in mid-January with program invitations going out in mid-to-late March.

Current Freshmen and Sophomore Students Can Apply

Current freshmen and sophomores can apply to STARS by contacting the program administrator at Students must complete 1-2 semesters of coursework and major in one of the sciences within the College. You should make efforts to explore faculty with whom you’d like to work, interview with STARS Directors and selected faculty, and secure a faculty member’s sponsorship. STARS Directors will consider information gathered by your application, academic performance at IU, personal statements, and interviews. Freshman/Sophomore application.