High School Resources
High school is an exciting time in your life. It’s important to relax, have fun and make the most of the experience while still setting aside time to prepare for college.
Your first year of high school is an exciting time, full of new faces and new experiences. The next four years will have some new challenges, but you’ll also accomplish so much along the way. Below are the things you need to make sure you complete your freshman year. Don’t forget to log your completed activities in ScholarTrack.
Download Grade 9 Scholar Success Guide
Congrats on finishing your first year of high school! You know your way around the school and your classes are going well. You might be thinking it’ll all be easy from here, but it’s important to stay focused and keep on track. There are a few key things you should prioritize before the end of the year. Don’t forget to log your completed activities in ScholarTrack.
Download Grade 10 Scholar Success Guide
This is a special year for you. Driving, prom and planning for college. From taking entrance exams like the SAT, to scheduling college visits to get a feel for how each college might work for you, there’s so much to work on that it can be easy to be overwhelmed. Don’t worry, just take the process one step at a time.
Graduation will be here sooner than you think, so the following checklist will help you to prepare for what’s just around the corner. Don’t forget to log your completed activities in ScholarTrack.
Download Grade 11 Scholar Success Guide
Congrats, senior! You’re heading into the final stretch of high school, and college will be here before you know it. There are three Scholar Success Program activities you must complete this year to help you stay on track for success and earn your scholarship. Don’t forget to log your completed activities in ScholarTrack.
Make sure your school counselor submits your GPA and diploma type. This must be submitted in order to receive the scholarship.
Download Grade 12 Scholar Success Guide
Frequently Asked Questions
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In order to earn your scholarship, you must maintain the Scholar Pledge, including completing all 12 high school Scholar Success Program activities by June 30 of your final year of high school. You must track your completion of these activities through ScholarTrack.
Once you’ve completed all Scholar Success Program activities and have enrolled at an accredited Indiana college within a year of high school graduation, the 21st Century Scholars office will send your name to the college you will attend.
The financial aid department will claim the scholarships for each Scholar enrolled and deposit that money into your student account to be used to pay for your college tuition.
If you have questions, you can contact your school’s financial aid office, or the statewide Financial Aid Support Center at 888-528-4719.
No. The scholarship is only available after you have graduated high school.
Your scholarship eligibility will be sent to any college/university in the state of Indiana that you have listed on the FAFSA. If you choose to attend a college/university that is not listed in your FAFSA, you will need to go back into your FAFSA and update your school choices so that it is represented. This can be done at any time.
Yes. If you plan to graduate following your junior year of high school, you need to notify your school counselor so he or she can inform the 21st Century Scholars program. You should complete all 12 high school Scholar Success Program activities by June 30 of your junior year. You must file the FAFSA by April 15 of your junior year.
No. You must graduate with a Core 40 diploma or higher from an eligible high school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education. Homeschooled students are not eligible for the 21st Century Scholars program.
No. You have up to one year after high school graduation to use your scholarship. Remember that you must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the April 15 deadline of your senior year of high school, even if you plan to take a year off.
Some colleges provide incentives to Scholars, like application fee waivers, additional scholarships and more. Research each of the institutions you are interested in attending.