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Twenty-first Century Scholars Program
This is a tremendous opportunity to help children attend college! The program can cover the cost of tuition – not room and board or books and other fees.
*This program is not affiliated with LifeBridge Community. It is sponsored by the state of Indiana. Some information is provided below, but you must confirm information with the state of Indiana. Complete program information can be found at www.in.gov/ssaci/2345.htm.
*Completed 2012-2013 applications must be received by the Twenty-first Century Scholars program on or before June 30, 2013.
The Twenty-first 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.
Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state are provided up to four years of undergraduate college tuition* at any participating public college or university in Indiana. If the student attends a private institution, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a public institution. If the student attends a participating proprietary (private career) school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College.
*The scholarship amount may be reduced depending on the availability of funds and the availability of the student’s family to contribute to college. Students enrolled in the program must complete high school with a 2.5 or higher cumulative GPA, plus participate in a student preparation program.
How to Apply
Eligible students may apply to the Twenty-first Century Scholars program. To be eligible for the Twenty-first Century Scholars Program, students must:
•Be a resident of Indiana as an applicant and as a scholarship recipient (determined by the residency of your parent or legal guardian).
•Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen. For information about citizenship qualifications, visit www.scholars.in.gov.
•Be enrolled in the seventh or eighth grade at a charter school, freeway school, or other Indiana school recognized by the Indiana Department
•Meet eligibility requirements, including placement in foster care, or be a member of a family at or below the 2012-2013 income maximums.
•Fulfill the Twenty-first Century Scholars Pledge.
2012-2013 Twenty-first Century Scholar Income Maximums
Household Size Maximum Annual Income (income from 2012 tax year returns)
For each additional person in the household, add $7,326.
For more information or to apply, visit www.in.gov/ssaci/2345.htm.