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 third 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 2021-2022 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 $2,000 scholarship to use towards residence fees.

  • Budget up to $500 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 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

Applications must be submitted by May 26, 2021 to

What to include in your application

  • Scholars-in-Residence application form [PDF]
  • 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

Questions? Get in touch:

Tim Lade

Assistant Dean, Residence | 902-499-0071