Scholars-In-Residence Program

The King’s Scholars-in-Residence Program provides students with an opportunity to live with and learn from a vibrant community of peers.

The Scholars-in-Residence Program encourages upper-year students to live on campus as a research community in an environment that fosters their ongoing academic excellence. This community of Scholars will connect academically high-achieving students with one another, along with resources on campus and opportunities for further intellectual and leadership development.


King’s students in scholarship standing in any graduate program, or undergraduate program entering at least their second year, are eligible to apply. Students must be able to demonstrate academic achievement and a commitment to the life of the College. Students in their thesis-writing year are particularly encouraged to apply.


Students selected as Scholars-in-Residence will live in residence during the 2019-2020 academic year in a guaranteed single room. Students will organize one academic-related community program a year. Examples include, but are not limited to:

  • Residence colloquia on topics or thinkers of interest
  • Excursion to archives, galleries or performances
  • Guest presentations or workshops with invited speakers
  • Round table conversations on research questions
  • “Three-minute thesis” talks spotlighting students’ academic work

Scholars-in-Residence are encouraged to discuss how their academic work is progressing throughout the year with others in the King’s community, and will be role models particularly to first-year students.

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Key Student Benefits

Each Scholar-in-Residence will receive a $2,500 scholarship to use towards residence fees.

  • Budget up to $250 to support their community program
  • Develop skills and build supportive relationships with peers and professors
  • Spend more time on studies without the hassle of commuting, grocery shopping or meal prep
  • Convenient access to classrooms, libraries, and study spaces
  • Take advantage of on-campus supports such as patrol and the don team
  • Simple budgeting, no hidden costs with all the amenities
  • Eight-month lease leaves summers free without the stress of subletting

How to Apply

Hard copies of applications must be submitted by January 28, 2019 at 3 p.m. to the FYP Office or to the Alex Hall Front Desk.

What to include in your application

  • Scholars-in-Residence application form
  • Letter of interest outlining (two-page maximum):
    • Why you are applying for the Scholar-in-Residence program
    • How being a Scholar will further your educational aspirations
    • How you see Scholars-in-Residence contributing to the life of the College
  • One academic letter of reference

Scholars-in-Residence will be announced in February, at which point recipients will need to complete the residence application process.

Questions? Get in touch:

Katie Merwin

Dean of Students, Residence | 902-422-1271 ext. 131