Deadline Tuesday for state scholars program

The deadline for seventh- and eighth-graders to apply for Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program is Tuesday.

The 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 the “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.

Parents and guardians can learn about the program and enroll their students online at

Currently, more than 110,000 Hoosier students, Grade 7 through college, are enrolled in the program. Since the program was created in 1990, it has enrolled more than 300,000 students and helped more than 65,000 low-income Hoosier students afford college and earn degrees.