The Twenty-first Century Scholars Program grants tuition awards to low- to moderate-income Indiana students pursuing higher education. Upon completion of the Scholar’s Pledge, the cost of four years of college tuition is provided at any participating public college or university in Indiana. If the student attends a private institution, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a public institution.
Once a scholar is enrolled in college, additional support is offered by the individual institution. These services vary widely from one college to another, but examples of support include tutoring assistance and financial aid assistance.
The local Twenty-first Century Scholars, Wabash Valley Regional Support Site (located at Indiana State University) will be closing effective August 31, 2012; as the state transitions to a new regional outreach support model for the Scholars program.
Any questions related to the Scholars program after that date should be directed to the central office:
Twenty-first Century Scholars Program Phone (317) 232-2350
Toll Free (888) 528-4719
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
State funding for the student scholarship component of the Twenty-first Century Scholars program remains intact and will continue.
Over the summer months, the central Twenty-first Century Scholars Office will hire eight Twenty -first Century Scholar Regional Outreach Coordinators who will be charged with continuing and developing partnerships and collaborations to promote college readiness and academic success for students enrolled in the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program.
Once the new model is in place, the Twenty-first Century Scholar Outreach Coordinator assigned to your area will contact you to provide more details about the new model and the program moving forward.
It is very important that you visit the website frequently, www.scholars.in.gov, to keep updated on what you need to do next, as well as if you have address and phone number changes that you contact the central office immediately.