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21st Century Scholars

          Income-Eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state may be eligible for up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana.

To be eligible for the 21st Century Scholars Program, Students must
  • be a resident of Indiana
  • be enrolled in the 7th or 8th grade at a charter school, freeway school, or other Indiana school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education.
  • Meet income requirements or be a ward of the court or in foster care.

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Scholars Pledge
  • I will graduate with an Indiana High School Diploma from a charter school, freeway or other Indiana school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education
  • I will achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.0 on a 4.0 Scale
  • I will not use illegal drugs or alcohol, or commit a crime
  • I will apply for admission to an eligible Indiana College, University or proprietary school as a high school senior.
  • I will apply on time for state and federal financial aide.

Income Requirements

Scholars’ families must be at or below the 2013-14 income maximums at the time they apply (except for students placed in foster care). If a Scholar’s family’s financial situation improves by the time the Scholar enrolls in college and claims the scholarship, the scholarship amount may be reduced based on the family's ability to contribute to the student's college education.

Household Size

Maximum Annual Income

2 $29,101
3 $36,612
4 $44,123
5 $51,634
6 $59,145
7 or more For each additional person, add $7,511

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