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- 1. South Central Regional Support Site
- 2. The Program was established to:
- Reduce the number of students who withdraw from high school before graduation.
- Increase the number of students who are prepared to enter the workforce upon graduation from institutions of higher learning.
- Increase the number of low-income students entering institutions of higher learning.
- Decrease drug and alcohol use by encouraging higher educational pursuits.
- Increase individual economic productivity.
- Improve the overall quality of life for Indiana residents.
- 3. Eligible students must:
- Be a resident of Indiana as both an applicant and an award recipient (determined by the residency of the parent/legal guardian) and a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. For information about citizenship qualifications, call 888-528-4719.
- Be enrolled in the 6 th , 7 th , or 8 th grade at a charter, freeway school or other Indiana school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education.
- Meet income requirements or be a ward of the court (i.e. foster child).
- Make a commitment to fulfill the Scholars Pledge.
- 4. The Scholars Pledge:
- I agree to graduate from a charter, freeway school or other Indiana school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education with an Indiana high school diploma.
- I will achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least a 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 technical school as a high school senior.
- I will apply on time for state and federal financial aid.
- 5. 2009-10 Income Guidelines:
- Household Size Maximum Annual Income
- 2 $26,955
- 3 $33,874
- 4 $40793
- 5 $47,712
- 6 $54,631
- For each additional person in your household, add $6,916.
- These guidelines are the same for the Free/Reduced Lunch Program.
- 6. What if household income changes?
- Students must meet the income guidelines at the time of application.
- Once enrolled, a Scholar is still enrolled in the Program even if household income increases as long as the Scholar keeps the Pledge.
- What is affected by an increase in income?
- Eligibility for other state and federal financial aid which is based upon household income.
- 7. How to apply:
- Obtain an application from the students school or Twenty-first Century Scholars Regional Support Site.
- Complete the application completely.
- Make a copy for your records.
- Or, apply online at www.scholars.in.gov
- Return the completed application by the June 30 th deadline to:
- Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
- 150 West Market Street, Suite 500
- Indianapolis, IN 46204
- 8. How do you know if you are a Scholar?
- Contact the regional support site at 800-880-5213 or the state office at 888-528-4719.
- Applications take 4-6 weeks for processing.
- Incomplete or illegible enrollment applications will be returned to the applicant.
- Enrollment letters are sent out twice per year.
- Enrollment certificates are delivered to the schools for distribution.
- Some applications are chosen for
- income verification and must
- provide documentation.
- 9. What do you get from this program?
- Scholars receive four years of college tuition to attend an eligible Indiana public or private college, university or proprietary institution.
- Full tuition for a public institution
- Partial tuition up to a maximum $5,000+ at a private institution.
- Free support and college readiness programs and activities for Scholars and parents.
- Parent activities such as parent conferences, pledge ceremonies, and college and career planning workshops.
- Scholar activities such as college tours, summer camps, job shadowing, and enrichment activities.
- 10. What else do you get?
- Incentives to attend participating colleges and universities (ex. IU, Purdue, University of Evansville, Marian University)
- SAT/ACT fee waivers
- A toll-free hotline at 888-528-4719
- A website for Scholars at
- Regional newsletters high-
- lighting local Scholar activities.
- 11. How to access and use the Scholarship:
- Submit a completed Affirmation Form on or before March 10 th of your senior year.
- File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year by the FAFSA deadline for Indiana (March 10 th ) and complete all corrections by the deadline (May 15 th ) www.fafsa.ed.gov .
- Begin college and be a full-time student no later than 2 years after graduation (i.e. 2010 graduates must enroll in college by December, 31, 2012).
- Maintain academic progress in college.
- 12. How can you help?
- Inform your families about the Scholars Program.
- Help them complete the application.
- Make sure the application does not have missing information before mailing.
- Make a copy of the application to be given to the parent or to keep for your records.
- Help your families follow-up on their enrollment status.
- Encourage families to participate in Scholar programs.
- Put the Scholar link www.scholars.in.gov on your website.
- 13. How to reach us:
- Toll free at 800-880-5213
- Or 812-856-1576
- 1900 East Tenth Street Eigenmann Hall, Room 610
- Bloomington, IN 47406
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