21st Century Scholars

21st Century Scholars

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. In middle and high school, 21st Century Scholars are connected to programs and resources to help them prepare for college. Once in college, Scholars receive support to complete their college degrees and connect to career opportunities.  For more information and to apply, click here.

You can enroll as a Scholar as early as 7th grade – but no later than June 30th of your 8th grade year.

To apply for the 21st Century Scholars Program your student must:

  • Be a resident of Indiana, both when applying and when receiving the scholarship (determined by the residency of the parent or legal guardian).
  • Be enrolled in the 7th or 8th grade at an Indiana public or private school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education.
  • Be a member of a family that meets the income eligibility guidelines.

Household Size Maximum Annual Income

2 $30,044

3 $37,044

4 $45,510

5 $53,243

6 ` $60,976

7 or more For each additional person $7,733

How to Apply

Before you apply online, make sure you have the following:

  • Student’s Social Security number, date of birth, and address
  • Parent or guardian’s Social Security number, or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number if applicable
  • Previous year gross income amounts for all members of the household (Example: if you are applying after December 31, 2017, use 2017 amounts.)
  • A valid email address. Free email addresses are available at Yahoo!, Gmail, and Live

To submit an application:  Go to: https://scholars.in.gov

1. Find the “Don’t have an email address and password? Create An Account” link at the footer (bottom) of the ScholarTrack login page. Create an account via the ScholarTrack system. Select “I am a parent or guardian.” You will need to provide your name and an email address to create an account.

2. After you have created a ScholarTrack account, log in. Parents can then apply a student for 21st Century Scholars via the ScholarTrack system. Click on “My Account” to submit an application. The application takes about 20 minutes to complete.

You will receive an email with an application summary and a program enrollment decision based on the information you provided after the application is received. All applications must be received by June 30 of a student’s 8th-grade year.