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1 The 21 st Century Scholars Program Take a Step Toward Your Future

2 My Story… Your Story Who am I? Who do you want to be? What do you enjoy doing?

3 Why Go to College?

4 1)More opportunities and choices 2)More money 3)Job security 4)Model Citizen Top Four Reasons

5 Despite all the reasons to go to college, people still make excuses not to go. Excuses, Excuses …

6  I don’t need to go to college to get a good job.  I am not a very good student; I don’t think I could make it in college.  No one in my family ever went to college.  I can’t afford college. College Conversation Starters

7 Convinced that college is a good idea? With the 21 st Century Scholars Program you CAN make your college dream and career goals a reality.

8 21 st Century Scholars helps students PLAN, PREPARE, and PAY for college

9  Tuition assistance  College and career readiness through the Scholars Success Program  Other support and services The 21 st Century Scholars Program Provides:

10 Students enrolled in the 21 st Century Scholars Program must honor the 21 st Century Scholar Pledge. What is Expected of a 21 st Century Scholar

11 I will graduate with at least a Core 40 Diploma from a high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. I will achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. I will apply for admission to an eligible Indiana college, university or proprietary institution as a high school senior. The Scholar Pledge

12 I will apply on time for state and federal student financial aid (by March 10 of my senior year of high school). I will not use illegal drugs or alcohol, or commit a crime or delinquent act. I will participate in the Scholar Success Program to help plan, prepare and pay for college success. The Scholar Pledge

13 I will graduate with at least a Core 40 Diploma from a high school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education. The Scholar Pledge

14 I will achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale. The Scholar Pledge

15 I will apply for admission to an eligible Indiana college, university or proprietary institution as a high school senior. The Scholar Pledge

16 I will apply on time for state and federal student financial aid by March 10th of my senior year of high school. The Scholar Pledge

17 I will not use illegal drugs or alcohol, or commit a crime or delinquent act. The Scholar Pledge

18 I will complete the Scholar Success Program to help plan, prepare and pay for college success. The Scholar Pledge

19 Scholar Success Program PERFORM academically Core 40 Diploma with 2.5 Grade Point Average (cumulative) GRADEPLAN for collegePREPARE for collegePAY for college 9 th Graduation Plan Extracurricular or Service Activity Paying for College th Career Interest Assessment Workplace Experience College Costs Estimator 11 th College Campus VisitsCollege Entrance ExamScholarship Search 12 th College ApplicationCollege Success 101FAFSA Filing

20 To enroll in the 21 st Century Scholars program, you must: Be a resident of Indiana as an applicant and as a scholarship recipient (determined by the residency of your parent or legal guardian); Be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen; Be enrolled in the 7 th or 8 th grade at a charter school, freeway school or other Indiana school accredited by the Indiana Department of Education; Agree to fulfill the 21 st Century Scholars Pledge; Meet income eligibility requirements.. Who is Eligible?

21 Student’s Social Security Number, date of birth, and address; Parent or guardian’s Social Security Number or Individual Taxpayer Identification Number, if applicable; 2013 gross income amounts for all members of the household if applying before December 31, 2014; A valid address. What Information Do I Need to Apply?

22 How Do I Apply? Apply online at Scholars.IN.gov or see your middle school guidance counselor for help Click on “Enroll” The deadline to apply is June 30 of your 8 th grade year!

23 Next Steps

24 After Enrollment Sign up for a ScholarTrack account Keep your school and contact information current Look for communications from the 21 st Century Scholars Program Find more resources to support your college and career goals (visit LearnMoreIndiana.org) Start thinking about college! 24

25 Visit Scholars.IN.gov Call Questions?


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