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21st Century Scholar? Read This

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program helps income-eligible students earn up to four years of tuition at an eligible Indiana college.

Make sure you earn (and keep!) your scholarship by completing the checklist below. You can visit for detailed information.

  • Track your completion of the Scholar Success Program by June 30 of your senior year of high school at
  • Graduate high school with a minimum of a Core 40 diploma.
  • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 (on a 4.0 scale).
  • Apply for admission to an eligible Indiana college as a high school senior and enroll in college full-time within one year of graduation (Visit for a full list.)
  • File the FAFSA by April 15 as a high school senior and each year thereafter until college graduation.
  • Once in college, maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards established by your college.
  • Complete at least 30 credits each year in college to stay on track to earn your degree on time.
  • Do not use illegal drugs, commit a crime or delinquent act, or consume alcohol before reaching the legal drinking age.

Does College Make $ense?
Full-time workers in the U.S. who earned bachelor’s degrees live healthier lifestyles. More four-year college graduates between ages 25-34 (69 percent) reported exercising vigorously at least once a week, compared to 45 percent of high school graduates who reported exercising. People who graduate from college smoke less (8 percent of men and 6 percent of women) compared to high school-only graduates (28 percent of men and 24 percent of women).

*Education Pays 2016: The Benefits of Higher Education for Individuals and Society,”

Affordability Tip
Apply for college for free on Indiana’s College Application Day, September 28, 2018. Submit your application on that date, and you won’t pay the application fee to participating colleges and universities. Check the website to find a list of participating colleges.

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