Q. Does Drew offer scholarships or financial aid?

A. Drew is not a scholarship-granting program.  However, our support services, corporate, and research relationships help make students more competitive when they apply for scholarships.

Q. Are the students in Drew Scholars from diverse backgrounds?

A. Yes. Students come to the program from a broad range of racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic background. A benefit of participation in Drew is the opportunity to learn from and work with students from many different backgrounds.

Q. Why was I invited to Drew Scholars?

A. You were invited to join because of your high school records of accomplishment and your plan to pursue a degree program in the College of Natural Science and/or a career based in science and mathematics.

Q. Can I be part of other programs/colleges (R.I.S.E., honors college, etc.) and still be in Drew Scholars?

A. Generally, yes, depending on the membership requirements of the other program(s). Many Drew students are members of other programs at Michigan State.

Q. What is the Drew Scholars Living & Learning Community, or LLC?

A.  The Drew Scholars LLC is the residential component of the program. It involves helping students continue their learning outside of the classroom. The LLC also provides students the opportunity to get to know each other better with the goal of forming mutually supportive social and academic networks.

Q. If I join Drew Scholars where would I be housed?

A. The Drew Scholars program and its freshmen scholars are housed on the second floor of Rather Hall in the Brody Neighborhood on the west side of the MSU campus.

Q. Am I required to live in Rather Hall on the Drew Scholars floor?

A. It is a program requirement that freshmen live in the Drew residential community (LLC) in Rather Hall, at least for their first year in college. Commuter students are exempt from this requirement. 

Q. Do I have to live on the Drew Scholars floor for all my years at MSU?

A.  While freshmen are required to live in the Drew residential community, upperclassmen have the freedom to choose their living arrangements.

Q. Can I have a roommate that is not a Drew Scholar?

A.  Yes, but it depends on space and availability. Additionally, the roommate must be willing to reside in Rather Hall.

Q. What are the benefits of being in Drew Scholars?

A. There are many benefits of being a Drew Scholar. Drew offers its students many academic and social benefits. These include personalized advising, assistance with course planning and registration, academic coaching and tutoring, help with securing professional internships, and connect students who share the same or similar academic, career, and social interests. The Drew Scholars program offers these benefits and resources in a supportive personalized environment. Our goal is to help all of our students have the best possible college experience.

Q. Can I join the Drew Scholars program even though I was not invited?

A. Yes.  Any student meeting the program criteria can be considered for membership in Drew Science Scholars. Please contact our office for more information.