Alumni & Partners

Alumni & Partners


School and Community Partnership Grant
The goal of the School & Community Partnership Grant is to bring together K-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, employers, and community organizations to plan and implement supportive efforts for students of all ages in completing education and training beyond high school.

Focus Areas
The School & Community Partnership Grant is designed to support collaborative efforts focused on three main college and career readiness priorities:

  • 21st Century Scholars – Scholar Success Program (SSP) Completion & Maintaining Academic Eligibility (2.5 GPA)
  • Family Engagement Programming focused on College and Career Readiness (21st Century Scholars Enrollment/Next Level Jobs Promotion);
  • Pre-College/Postsecondary Professional Development (Focused on Indiana’s College Achievement Gap)

Who Is Eligible?
Capacity building and collaboration are expected for this grant opportunity. Applications must demonstrate a collaboration with at least one or more school, postsecondary institution, employer or community-based organization in the area being served. Preference will be given to partnerships involving Indiana GEAR UP high schools.

How Much Funding Can an Applicant Receive?
Approximately $80,000 is available for Spring/Summer 2022 grants, awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. Applicants are eligible to receive up to $10,000 for the program, event or initiative(s) that are completed. Further questions regarding the grant application process can be submitted via email to

How Do Applicants Apply?
Applicants should follow instructions on this form (PDF) and submit their proposal to by 11:59 pm ET on March 18, 2022.


Are you a 21st Century Scholar alumni? Keep engaged with the program that has helped you and thousands of Hoosiers, and stay up to date on new information, by registering to be part of the Scholar Alumni Network. Help new generations of Scholars by giving back to the program as a mentor, participating in networking opportunities, or donating to the program financially.

Join The Linkedin Alumni Group
Connect with other Scholar alumni from across the state and be the first to receive new information about special events and more. Register here.

You’re eligible as an alumni if you:

  • Fulfilled all 21st Century Scholars program requirements
  • Earned a postsecondary degree or certificate

Read The Scholars Alumni Report
Learn about the accomplishments of the 21st Century Scholars Program over the last 25 years!

Give Back
Read on to learn more about other opportunities to stay engaged with the 21st Century Scholars program throughout the year.

By donating to strengthen the 21st Century Scholars program, you’ll be helping thousands of young Hoosiers in the years to come access their dream of a college education. Help us make sure Scholars succeed in their college and career goals – just like you.

ScholarCorps members are placed at select colleges and universities across Indiana and serve as a valued on-campus resource to 21st Century Scholars enrolled at that university. Contact us and learn more about the requirements and rewards, including student loan forbearance and interest accrual reimbursement, of serving as a full-time ScholarCorps member. Learn more about ScholarCorps by contacting Cassandra Lim at

You may want to participate in a mentoring program, spending time with a specific student for a set period of time. Scholars alumni have the unique opportunity to help others walk the same path to career success.

Visit the Mentor Indiana to find a program in your area.


Helping Scholars reach success is an incredibly rewarding experience. Whether you represent a campus, are part of a state or community organization, or are an individual looking to give back, there are several ways you can support Scholars on their journey.

Community Partners
As a member of the community, you can make a difference in the lives of students, increase graduation rates and help develop Indiana’s future workforce.

Connect with our area Outreach Coordinators to find out how you can support students in your local community.

Campus Partners
Colleges have academic support services that could include free workshops, tutoring and other out-of-class help. Each college has its own programs tailored to its students. Review the list below to connect with your campus’ ScholarCorps member, or visit our College page to learn more about the services offered on your campus.

Campus Partners List

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