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Twenty-First Century Scholarship Program

The Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholarship Program is a need-based state grant program. Awards are made to students who met eligibility standards and enrolled as a 21st Century Scholars in the 7th or 8th grade. Additionally, 21st Century Scholarship recipients must meet the 21st Scholars Program Pledge. Eligibility at IUPUI is based on the data disclosed on the student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as well as the cost of IUPUI tuition, General Fee, and Repair & Rehabilitation (R & R) fee. If the student has no other type of fee remission, the 21st Century Award will cover the student's tuition fee for 12-18 credits per semester. If a portion of the student's tuition fee is paid by another fee remission (i.e. tuition remission), the 21st Century Scholarship will cover up to 18 credit hours of the remaining tuition

If you would like more information about the program, please visit the 21st Century Scholars website here.

To qualify for state grant consideration the applicant must:

» Be an Indiana resident;
» Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
» Be a high school graduate or hold a GED
» Attend, or plan to attend, an eligible Indiana college or university
» Be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associates or first bachelor's
» Be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student. (The state defines full-time
  as at least 12 credit hours per term); and
» File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15 of the year proceeding the
  academic year the applicant plans to enroll.

21st Century Scholarship Renewal

Students who complete at least 30 credit hours per year have the best chance to graduate on-time. Therefore, due to state regulations, completing 30 credit hours per year is required of 21st Century Scholars who initially enrolled and began receiving financial aid from the state of Indiana on or after the start of the Fall 2013 semester. In order to continue receiving 21st Century funds from one year to the next students must complete at least 30 credit hours by the end of their first year in college, 60 credit hours by the end of their second year in college, and 90 credit hours by the end of their third year in college. (Credits successfully completed during high school such as dual and AP credits do count towards the total completion requirement.) If a student fails to successfully complete 30/60/90 credit hours but does complete at least 24/48/72 credit hours within the appropriate timeframe, the student may be awarded a reduced state financial aid award.

Note: Students that attended and received financial aid from the state of Indiana prior to the Fall 2013 semester will not be held to the new credit hour legislation to continue receiving this award.