Center for Student Success

21st Century Scholars

Indiana State University is committed to providing Twenty-first Century Scholars the resources they need to graduate on-time with a degree and an experience that will prepare them for a successful future.  To achieve this goal, the Twenty-first Century Scholars Office provides support to Scholars in the following areas: community service opportunities, student events, and mentoring. Student events include financial aid workshops and study break events. Through mentoring, students receive personal guidance to help them achieve their academic goals. 

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 This office also advises the Scholar-led  student organization, ScholarCorps, which Scholars are encouraged to participate in. All Scholars are members and may attend any of our events.  Membership provides students the opportunities to meet other Scholars and discuss the many opportunities available on campus.

21st Century Scholars Events 2014-15

December Events:

12-4: Study Break 4:00pm -7:00pm, Located in Dede III, Movie: Space Jam

January Events:

1-19: Martin Luther King Day of Service, 1:00-4:00pm, Tirey Hall

1-28: Stop and Serve 11:30-2:30pm, HMSU

February Events:

2-11:  Stop and Serve 11:30-2:30pm, HMSU

2-25: Stop and Serve 11:30-2:30pm, HMSU

Other Events TBA

March Events:

3-11: Stop and Serve 11:30-2:30pm, HMSU

3-25: Stop and Serve 11:30-2:30pm, HMSU

Other Events TBA

April Events:

4-8: Stop and Serve 11:30-2:30pm, HMSU

4-22: Stop and Serve 11:30-2:30pm, HMSU

4-30: Study Break 4:00pm-7:00pm, Located in Dede III, Movie: TBD

Other Events TBA

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 In addition to the specific support provided by the Twenty-First Century Scholars Office, Scholars may take advantage of free tutoring, First-Generation Faculty mentoring, and Student Disability Services through the Center for Student Success.

For information on the 21st Century Scholars program at Indiana State University contact:

Jack Schroeder

ScholarCorps Coordinator

812-237-4389

jack.schroeder@indstate.edu

OR

Jelisa Brown

ScholarCorps Student Support Specialist

812-237-2909

jelisa.brown@indstate.edu

FOLLOW ISU 21st CENTURY SCHOLARS ON FACEBOOK AND TWITTER:

https://twitter.com/ScholarCorpsISU

https://www.facebook.com/21stCenturyScholarCorps



    WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS A SYCAMORE SCHOLAR:

These GPA and credit requirements affect Scholars who started college after July 1, 2013:

·         Freshman Year: cumulative GPA must be a minimum of 1.7

·         Sophomore Year:  cumulative GPA must be a minimum 2.0

·         At the end of the freshman year, 30 credits must be earned.

·         At the end of the sophomore year, 60 credits must be earned.

·         Minimum credits to be earned in a year include those earned in summer school.

·         College credits earned in high school count in the total if they were successfully transferred to ISU. They do not count in the GPA.

·         If a student loses the scholarship, it may be earned back after the next year.

FAFSA

·         File the FAFSA every year by March 10th. (Recommend by March 1st.)

·         May 15th is the deadline for edits.

Go to  http://www.in.gov/ai/appfiles/eStudents/ and create an estudent  account.

ü  keep track of your FAFSA to see if you have edits

ü  track your scholarship awards

SYCAMORE E-MAIL: It is mandatory that you check your sycamore e-mail for notifications concerning financial aid, registering for classes and special opportunities through ScholarCorps.

It is important that you visit the 21st Century Scholars website frequently, www.scholars.in.gov, to keep updated on changes, as well as if you have address and phones number changes that you contact the central office immediately.

Also, be sure to check your @sycamores.indstate.edu email for Sycamore Scholar updates.