21st Century Scholars Program
Indiana started the 21st Century Scholars in 1990 to ensure that every student can afford a college education. Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed to receive up to four years of undergraduate If you attend a private or an independent institution, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a public institution. If you attend a participating proprietary (private career) school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.
As a Twenty-first Century Scholar, you can get help finding free tutoring, a mentor and a part-time job, and once you get to college, students who are Twenty-first Century Scholars receive support to finish their college degrees.
But FIRST you MUST enroll your child as a 21st Century Scholar by June 30th of their 8th grade year. Don’t wait! Apply today at: www.scholars.in.gov/parents/enroll If you encounter problems applying, please contact the Scholars Helpline at (888) 528-4719 or Scholars@che.in.gov
You will need to have your student’s Social Security Number and parent or legal guardian’s Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number (ITIN) on hand and tax information from the previous year.
*The scholarship amount may be reduced depending on the availability of funds and the availability of the student’s family to contribute to college. If you have general questions or need to access the Internet, please notify Ms. Schalliol, JYMS 21st Century Scholars Coordinator, at 574-254-3617.