The Twenty-first Century Scholar Program provides college tuition to qualified students at an eligible Indiana college or university.
Students enroll in the seventh and eighth grades and take a pledge of good citizenship. Support services such as financial aid workshops and college visits are offered to scholars and parents throughout the studentsâ€™ middle and high school years.
Upon completion of the Scholars Pledge, students are awarded college tuition to eligible Indiana institutions of higher learning.
To be eligible for the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program, students must:
â€˘ Be a resident of Indiana as an applicant and award recipient (determined by residency of parent/legal guardian) U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
â€˘ Be enrolled in the seventh or eighth grade at a public school, charter school, freeway school, or other Indiana school accredited (or seeking accreditation) through Performance Based Accreditation (PBA) by the Indiana Department of Education
â€˘ Meet income requirements or be a ward of the court (foster child)
â€˘ Make a commitment to fulfill the Scholarsâ€™ Pledge that states they will stay alcohol, drug, and crime-free.
Applications are available through middle school counselors or the Twenty-first Century Scholars office on ISUâ€™s campus. Call 812-237-3627 or 1-888-288-1606 for an application.