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.
Freshmen must earn 30 credit hours before the beginning of their second year;
Sophomores must earn 60 credit hours before the beginning of their third year; and
Juniors must earn 90 credit hours before the beginning of their senior year.
If students are not able to earn the required amount of credit hours, they may take summer classes to catch up. However, the 21st Century
Scholarship will only be available to students who are on track.
Pays 100% of regularly assessed tuition and fees at the undergraduate rate;
Valid for 8 semesters of full-time enrollment; and
Must be used within a year of graduating high school.
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.