The 21st Century Scholars Support Program is an initiative designed to support, retain, and graduate 21st Century Scholars on the Campus of Indiana University Northwest.
The program focuses on four areas:
- Academic Performance and Persistence
- Student Engagement and Enrichment
- Financial Literacy and Debt Management
- Career Exploration and Preparation
The 21st Century Scholars Program was established in 1990 to ensure that income eligible 7th and 8th grade Hoosiers have access to Higher Education. Students who enroll in the program and fulfill the Scholar Pledge are guaranteed up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public College or University in Indiana.
Scholars can earn up to four years of college tuition at an eligible Indiana college by keeping the Scholar Pledge. When students enroll in the 7th or 8th grade, they pledge to: Graduate with an Indiana High School Diploma from a state-accredited high school. Participate in a Scholar Success Program that helps students plan, prepare and pay for college success.Achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. Not use illegal drugs or alcohol, or commit a crime or delinquent act. Apply for admission to an eligible Indiana college or university as a high school senior. Apply on time for student financial aid (by March 10th of the student’s senior year of high school).