The 21st Century Scholars Program was created to encourage 7th and 8th grade students from Indiana to graduate high
school and attend college. Students must sign a pledge to remain drug-free throughout the course of their high school and college career.
To be eligible, the student must:
Be enrolled in 12 credit hours of course instruction on the 28th day of class, including summer.
Be working toward his or her first bachelor's degree.
Have made any FAFSA corrections, such as signatures, by May 15th.
Earn 30 credit hours before the beginning of their second year;
Earn 60 credit hours before the beginning of their third year; and
Earn 90 credit hours before the beginning of their fourth year.
Credits completed during summer terms count toward the credit hour total.
Students may wish to take summer classes to to reach the 30 earned hours needed
for that year. Summer funding may be limited to federal aid not used in the
preceding fall and spring. 21st Century
Scholarship will only be available to students who are on track. Students who
earn at least 24 hours will be eligible for a reduced award. Students who earn
fewer than 24 credit hours will not be eligible for their award. An eligibility
requirements chart can be seen on the
21st Century Scholars
Scholars must file a FAFSA each year by Indiana's March 10 deadline and
correct any edits by May 15.
Pays 100% of regularly assessed tuition and fees at the undergraduate rate.
Valid for 8 semesters of full-time enrollment.
Notification and Disbursement
If eligible, the 21st Century Scholars Grant will be listed on the student's award notification as well as posted
to the student's MyISU Portal account. Funds are applied directly to
the student's ISU account approximately ten days before the start of the applicable semester.