21st Century Scholars Program
The Twenty-first Century Scholars Program is former
Governor and United States Senator, Evan Bayh's program to commit tuition
scholarships for higher education at public or private institutions
in Indiana to eligible young people who apply for the program and fulfill
a commitment to the State.
This 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 6th, 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship to the state are guaranteed the cost of 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 school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College.
Tuition scholarships are renewable for up to eight semesters.