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If you are an Indiana seventh or eighth-grader who qualifies for the program, you can get up to four years of undergraduate college tuition* to attend an eligible Indiana public, private or proprietary institution.

You qualify if you:

  • Are a resident of Indiana as an applicant and as a scholarship recipient (determined by the residency of your parent or legal guardian).
  • Are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. For more information about citizenship qualifications, click here.
  • Are enrolled in the seventh or eighth grade at a charter school, freeway school or other Indiana school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education.
  • Fulfill the 21st Century Scholar Pledge.
  • Meet eligibility requirements, including placement in foster care, or be a member of a family at or below the 2013-2014 income maximums.

2013-2014 21st Century Scholar Income Maximums

 Household Size  Maximum Annual Income
 2  $28,694
 3  $36,131
 4  $43,568
 5  $51,005
 6  $58,442

For each additional person in the household, add $7,437.

Where can I find a program application?

Students must apply online for the 21st Century Scholars Program. 

Completed 2013-2014 applications must be received by the 21st Century Scholars program on or before June 30, 2014.

* The scholarship amount may be reduced depending on the availability of funds and the availability of the student’s family to contribute to college

2012-2013 21st Century Scholar Income Maximums

The following income maximums apply to those who submitted an application between July 1, 2012 and June 30, 2013.

 Household Size  Maximum Annual Income
 2  $27,991
 3  $35,317
 4  $42,643
 5  $49,969
 6  $57,295

For each additional person in the household, add $7,326.