The 21st Century Scholars Program was created to help low- and middle-income Indiana families meet the cost of a college education by receiving up to eight semesters of tuition assistance. At Indiana University Bloomington, 21st Century Scholars also have access to a variety of academic programs and support services, including academic tutoring, peer mentoring, and workshops ranging in topic from financial aid to overseas study.
“I really feel like I wouldn’t be at college without this scholarship,” said Angel Harris, a junior at Indiana University Bloomington. “It has allowed me to beat the odds.”
To become a 21st Century Scholar, students must enroll in the program in 7th or 8th grade and take a pledge to graduate from an accredited Indiana high school; meet specific GPA requirements; stay away from illegal drugs and alcohol; remain crime free; apply for admissions to an Indiana university or college; and meet certain financial aid application deadlines.