About the Scholarship

Twenty-First Century Scholars Program is authorized and sponsored by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The establishment that was begun to help Hoosiers of any age complete education and training beyond secondary school. 

The Twenty-first Century Scholars Program started in 1990 as Indiana's method for raising the educational goals of low-and moderate-pay families. The program intends to guarantee that all Indiana families can bear the cost of an advanced degree for their children.


What is the scholarship application procedure?

  • Students are required to provide their Social Security number, date of birth, and address.

  • Students must also provide their Taxpayer Identification Number or parent's or guardian's Social Security number.

  • Candidates must answer pre-enrollment questions while reviewing and submit the application.

  • The candidates are instructed to submit their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application form to determine what scholarship they are eligible for.

  • Students must demonstrate their needs for financial assistance by submitting relevant documents to receive the scholarship award amount.


Twenty-First Century Scholars Program award amounts to

  • This scholarship award amounts to $6500 annually which is non-renewable.

  • The total number of awards offered through this scholarship varies each year depending on the availability of funds and total number of applications received.


Deadline Information

The applications must be sent to the concerned department no later than June 30, 2020.

Students are advised to send their documents along with the application before the deadline to avoid their application being getting rejected.


Eligibility Criteria

  • A candidate must be a member of a family that is at or below the established income or be placed in foster care.

  • A student must be a resident of Indiana.

  • Candidates must be from the United States or be eligible non-US citizens.

  • A recipient must be planning to attend an eligible Indiana college or university.