Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school, dependent upon financial need. In middle and high school, Scholars are connected to programs and resources to help them stay on track for college and career success. Once in college, Scholars receive support to complete their college degrees and connect to career opportunities. 7th and 8th grade Indiana students whose families meet income eligibility guidelines can apply to become a 21st Century Scholar.

Applications must be received by July 15 of the student’s 8th grade year.


  • Complete the Scholar Success Program in high school and in college, which includes activities at each grade level to help you stay on track for college and career success. 
  • Graduate from a state-accredited high school with a minimum of a Core 40 diploma and a cumulative grade point average (GPA) of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. 
  • Not use illegal drugs, commit a crime or delinquent act, or consume alcohol before reaching the legal drinking age. 
  • File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 as a high school senior and each year thereafter until you graduate from college. 
  • Apply to an eligible Indiana college as a high school senior, and enroll as a full-time student within one year of high school graduation. 
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards established by my college. 
  • Complete 30 credit hours each year you are in college to stay on track toward earning your degree on time. 

To learn more about 21st Century Scholars program or assistance in applying, you’re invited to attend any or all of the following sessions. 

February 10th

8:00 AM – 3:30 PM – Google Meet – CLICK HERE

  • 21st Century Scholars Virtual Sign Up Day
  • Parents and scholars apply with virtual help

February 11th

3:30 PM Google Meet – CLICK HERE

  • 21st Century Scholars Virtual Info Session

February 15th – 18th

    8:00 AM – 3:30 PM

  • 21st Century Scholars Sign Up Week

  • Parents will be allowed in the building with computer stations in the main hallway (adhering to social distancing and health guidelines)


  • Student’s Social Security Number, date of birth and address.
  • Parent or guardian’s Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, if applicable.
  • 2019 gross income amounts for all members of the household. If applying after December 31, 2020, use 2020 gross income.
  • A valid email address (free email accounts are available at,,, and


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