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Scholars FIC

This community houses students who have been accepted as Meridian Scholars and who have received a full academic scholarship for their high school academic achievement. Meridian Scholars Program encompasses the Chancellor’s Scholarships, offered to entering students with strong academic ability and a record of personal achievement, leadership and service, and the Presidential Scholarships.


Residents will have the opportunity to participate in special academic opportunities provided by the university as well as additional support from a Faculty Fellow who serves as a support and resource to residents.


Students in this community take an honors course together.


The Scholars FIC is located in Prairie Hall.

“It’s been great building friendships and bonds with the same group of scholars for the past year. The late night studying, relaxing in the social lounge, even trips to McDonald’s are all things that will leave their traces on my life.” — Melissa Khan

New students wishing to become part of a Focused Interest Community should indicate their interest on their University Housing application.

To learn more about the Focused Interest Communities, please contact Vicky Dean, Assistant Director of Residential Education, at or (618) 650‑5296.

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