Where can I find scholarships in Indiana?

There are lots of scholarship programs available just for Hoosier students. Each has its own requirements, but you should apply for all you are eligible for. That way, you can be sure to get the maximum amount of scholarship assistance to help pay for college.

Started in 1990, 21st Century Scholars is Indiana’s early college promise program. It offers income-eligible Hoosier students up to four years of paid tuition at an eligible Indiana college or university after they graduate from high school. Students enroll in seventh or eighth grade, and in high school they participate in the Scholar Success Program and are connected to programs and resources to help them prepare for college and career success. Once in college, Scholars receive support to complete their college degrees and connect to career opportunities.

Learn more about the 21st Century Scholars program, including detailed eligibility requirements, at Scholars.IN.gov/enroll.

EARN Indiana (Employment Aid Readiness Network) is the state’s work-study program. Students with financial need have access to resume-building, experiential, paid internships, while participating employers receive state matching funds—up to 50% of the student’s hourly wage. EARN Indiana partners with Indiana INTERNnet to better match students and employers and to assist employers in finding the perfect fit for their team.

Learn more about EARN Indiana here.

The Frank O’Bannon Grant, which includes the Higher Education Award and the Freedom of Choice Award, is Indiana’s primary need-based financial aid program. It is designed to provide access for Hoosier students to attend eligible public, private and proprietary colleges and universities. Eligibility is based on a student’s FAFSA, and the grant may be used toward tuition and regularly assessed fees.

Learn more about the Frank O’Bannon Grant here.

The Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship is a one-time, $4,000 scholarship for students who graduate at least one year early from a publicly supported Indiana high school. To claim this scholarship, students must enroll at an eligible Indiana institution no later than the fall semester in the academic year immediately following the year they graduate high school.

Learn more about the Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship here.

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 a year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.

Learn more about the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship here.

The William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship is available to minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) who intend to pursue, or are currently pursuing, a course of study that would enable them to teach in an accredited school in Indiana. Students must agree in writing to apply for teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years.

Learn more about the William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship here.

The Earline S. Rogers Teaching Stipend for Minorities is available for minority students (defined as black and Hispanic individuals) who will participate in student teaching or a school administration internship as a part of their degree requirements during the semester in which they receive it. Students must agree in writing to apply for teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years.

Learn more about the Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities here.

The Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields is available for students who plan to teach in a high-need field (defined as middle or high school level math, science or special education). Students are eligible to receive the stipend in the term they are student teaching as a part of their degree requirements. Students must agree in writing to apply for teaching positions in Indiana and, if hired, teach in Indiana for at least three years.

Learn more about the Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields here.

The Child of Deceased or Disabled Veteran program provides regularly assessed fees for children of deceased or disabled veterans. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate and professional degree level.

Learn more about the Child of Deceased or Disabled Veteran program here.

The Child of Purple Heart Recipient or Wounded Veteran program provides regularly assessed fees for children of deceased or disabled veterans. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate and professional degree level.

Learn more about the Child of Purple Heart Recipient or Wounded Veteran program here.

The Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard program provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for students who are the child or spouse of a member of the Indiana National Guard who suffered a service-connected death while serving on state active duty. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours.

Learn more about the Children and Spouse of Indiana National Guard program here.

The Children and Spouse of Public Safety Officers program provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for students who are the child or spouse of certain Indiana public safety officers (PSO) who were killed in the line of duty or are a permanently disabled state trooper.

Learn more about the Children and Spouse of Public Safety Officers program here.

The Indiana Purple Heart Recipient program provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for students who are Indiana veterans and Purple Heart Recipients. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate, graduate and professional degree level.

Learn more about the Indiana Purple Heart Recipient program here.

The National Guard Tuition Supplement Grant provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees at a public Indiana institution for eligible members of the Indiana Air and Army National Guard. Students can attend either full time or part time.

Learn more about the National Guard Tuition Supplement Grant here.

The Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home program provides 100% of tuition and regularly assessed fees for students who are former students and/or graduates of Morton Memorial High School and former residents of the Indiana Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s home. This program funding is limited to a maximum of 124 credit hours and may be used at the undergraduate, graduate or professional degree level.

Learn more about the Soldiers’ and Sailors’ Children’s Home program here.

The Adult Student Grant offers a renewable $2,000 grant to assist returning adult students in starting or completing an associate degree, bachelor’s degree or certificate. To qualify, students must be financially independent as determined by the FAFSA, demonstrate financial need and be enrolled in at least six credit hours.

Learn more about the Adult Student Grant here.

The Workforce Ready Grant pays tuition and regularly assessed fees for qualifying high-value certificates (in the fields of Advanced Manufacturing, Building & Construction, Health Sciences, Information Technology & Business Technology and Transportation & Logistics) at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University. The grant is available for two years and covers up to the number of credits required by the qualifying program.

Learn more about the Workforce Ready Grant here.

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