Scholarship Resources

What is the 21st Century Scholarship?

Earning the 21st Century Scholarship provides students up to four years of undergraduate tuition* at any participating public college or university in Indiana. If you attend a private college, the state will award an amount comparable to that of a four-year public college. If you attend a participating proprietary (for-profit) school, the state will award a tuition scholarship equal to that of Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana.

As a 21st Century Scholar, not only do you earn a scholarship, you get step-by-step help to make sure you succeed in college. Additionally, 21st Century Scholars receive support throughout college until their degree completion.

 *The scholarship amount may be reduced depending on the availability of funds and the ability of the student's family to contribute to college.

Scholarship Facts

  • Over 40,000 low-income students have earned a college degree with a 21st Century Scholarship.
  • Nearly 100,000 Hoosiers are enrolled in the program today.
  • 86% of scholars enrolled in the program go to college, compared to the state’s average of 63%.

How do I maintain my scholarship?

  • Complete at least 30 credits each academic year.
  • Maintain full-time status (12+ credits per-semester).
  • Earn Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) as determined by your college. SAP usually includes a minimum grade point average (GPA) per semester, as well as a limit on incomplete and withdrawals from courses. If you have questions about SAP at IU Columbus contact our financial aid office.
  • File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by Indiana’s April 15th deadline every year. The application opens on October 1st.


It is important as a Scholar that you make sure you are meeting the scholarship maintenance requirements so that you receive your award when you begin taking classes. The best way to do this is by utilizing your FREE access to ScholarTrack, your one-stop shop for everything in regards to your personal scholarship information.

Track your progress:

Additional Resources

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Canvas Course

Through our Canvas course, you will receive weekly announcements about the happenings within our program including events, scholarship requirements, and general updates.

Each student is sent an invitation to join the ScholarSupport Canvas course during their first semester. Students have the option to accept or deny this invitation. When you receive the invitation in your IU mail inbox, be sure to keep in mind that a lot of 21st Century Scholarship information is shared through this page.

Campus Resources

To connect with the many resources available to all students on the IU Columbus campus, including our food pantry, free tutoring, and free mental health services, check out the "Campus Resources" module in our online orientation course. If you're not sure if IU Columbus offers a resource that will fulfill your need, talk to your Academic Advisor! They know all the ins and outs of college and can point you in the right direction.

Connect with campus resources

Questions about the 21st Century Scholarship program or your specific scholarship?

ScholarSupport Team


Questions about ScholarTrack?

Student Scholar Support Center

Phone: (888) 528-4719

Fax: (317) 232-3260


Questions about state funding or legislation?

Indiana Commission for Higher Education

Office Hours (M-F): 8:00-5:00 PM

Phone: (317) 464-4400