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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 Scholar’s Pledge.
  • 4. The Scholar’s 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 student’s school or Twenty-first Century Scholars Regional Support Site.
    • Complete the application completely.
    • Make a copy for your records.
    • Or, apply online at
    • 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 ) .
    • 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 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