The 21st Century Scholars Program began in 1990 as Indiana's way of raising the educational aspirations of low- and moderate-income families. The program aims to ensure that all Indiana families can afford a college education for their children. In 1995, the first group of 21st Century Scholars headed to college with the continued support of the governor and the Indiana General Assembly.
Income-eligible sixth, seventh, and eighth graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship are guaranteed the cost of four years of college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana.
- What if you attend a private institution?
- The state will award an amount comparable to that of a public institution.
- What if you attend a participating proprietary school?
- The state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College.