21st Century Scholars deadline nears

The deadline for Indiana seventh- and eighth-grade students to apply for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program is June 30.

The 21st Century Scholars program provides up to four years of tuition and fees for low-income students who meet certain goals and requirements outlined in an agreement called a Scholar Pledge.

The pledge requires students to maintain at least a 2.5 grade point average, avoid drugs, alcohol and criminal activity and perform certain tasks that increase their likelihood of college success.

Students must apply at Scholars.IN.gov/enroll during their seventh- or eighth-grade year of middle school to be eligible.

More than 110,000 Indiana students in Grade 7 through college are enrolled in the program, which provides students the opportunity to earn up to a four-year scholarship at an Indiana college or university.

Since it was created in 1990, theĀ 21st Century Scholarship program has enrolled more than 300,000 students and helped more than 65,000 low-income Indiana students afford college and earn degrees.