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 Scholars.IN.gov/enroll.

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.