Friday, June 12, 2020
Entering its 30th year, 21st Century Scholars is an early college promise program that offers income-eligible Hoosiers up to four years of paid tuition at a participating Indiana college or university after graduating from high school.
Students whose families meet the income requirements and are looking to attend an Indiana post-secondary school are eligible to enroll in grades 7 and 8. This year, the deadline for the application is June 30.
To maintain eligibility for paid college tuition, students must complete the Scholar Success Program, a yearly guide for high school students in preparation for college. This program includes steps such as creating a graduation plan, taking career assessments and taking college entrance exams. Participating high school students must also maintain a 2.5 grade point average and graduate with at least a Core 40 diploma.
Once a student is accepted to an Indiana college or university, 21st Century Scholars continues to provide guidance throughout their college career. They provide a College Completion Plan and other resources to help students graduate in four years and meet the requirements of their scholarship.
These college requirements include earning at least 30 credits, filing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), and completing the College Scholar Success Program each year of college.
To submit an application or to learn more about 21st Century Scholars, visit learnmoreindiana.org/scholars.