The 21st Century Scholars program was established in 1990 to increase students’ aspirations for and access to higher education. The Scholars program provides income-eligible students the opportunity to earn a scholarship that covers up to four years of tuition and regularly assessed fees. The 21st Century Scholars program supports students and their families by providing them with the tools they need to prepare for college, graduate on time and start toward a successful career path. The scholarship is awarded on an annual basis. It does not cover the cost of books and supplies or room and board. Scholars are provided resources and support to help them learn how to pay for additional college expenses. Applications must be received by June 30th of the student’s 8th grade year at Scholars.IN.gov/enroll. Once the application is submitted, families will be notified of a decision. For additional information, teens may contact the Guidance Department at their high school.