21st Century Scholars- Financial Aid Program for College
All families with 7th & 8th grade students are encouraged to register their student for the 21st Century Scholars program. This form of state financial aid will, upon high school graduation, help pay tuition for students at any college or technical school in the state of Indiana. Enrollment must occur by June 30th of the student's 8th grade year. Families must meet income eligibility requirements (same as the Federal free/reduced lunch program) and students must fulfill the Scholars Pledge. During their 4 years of high school, students complete the Scholar Success Program to develop readiness for college.
All enrollments must be done online. Families must provide this information in order to enroll:
- student's social security number (proof of citizenship)
- student's address, date of birth
- parent/guardian's social security number or taxpayer identification number
- gross income amounts for all members of the household (use 2015 income amounts from 2015 Federal tax return)
- a valid email address
Parents can obtain individual help with enrolling by scheduling an appointment with the student's middle school counselor, or by contacting contact Esmeralda Cruz at the Purdue Learning Network, 1111 S. Jackson St, 765-659-6380.
Get more information and complete the enrollment here: www.scholars.in.gov