21st Century Scholars
21st Century Scholars should be logging into their scholar track regularly in order to stay eligible for this scholarship. Seniors need to be aware of the following senior requirements:
- Seniors: Complete the Scholar Success Program by June 30, 2017
- File a FAFSA by March 10, 2017
- Students will be able to start filing for the 17-18 school year FAFSA starting October 1, 2016
- Correct/update the FAFSA by May 15, 2017
- Earn a Core 40 diploma
- Earn a minimum cumulative 2.5 GPA on a 4.0 scale at the time of graduation
- Apply to an Eligible Indiana College during their senior year of high school
- Enroll as a full-time student in college
- Maintain Indiana Residency
- Review state financial aid requirements including the new College Credit Hour Completion Requirements
Visit their site below to make sure you are on track to receive the opportunity to attend college at little to no cost to your family.
For 9th-11th Grade students, this page is important for you also. Many scholarships re-occur yearly and you can get a head start by knowing which scholarships you will be interested in 12th grade. You can begin to fulfill the requirements or understand what will be expected in your senior year. Please check back often for updated scholarship opportunities!
Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship
The Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship is a one-time $4,000 scholarship for students who graduate from a publicly supported high school at least one year early. The scholarship may be used toward tuition and fees and any remaining funds shall be remitted to the student. This scholarship may not be used for remedial course work.
- Must be an Indiana resident and a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
- Must have attended a publicly supported high school on a full-time equivalency basis for at least the last two semesters before the student graduated
- Must have been awarded a minimum of a Core 40 high school diploma by the end of grade 11, including any summer course work completed by July 1 of the year of graduation
- Must not have been enrolled in a publicly supported high school for any part of a fourth year (grade 12)
- Must enroll as a full-time student at an eligible institution not later than the fall semester (or its equivalent, as determined by the Commission) in the academic year immediately following the year in which the student graduates from high school
- Must meet any other minimum criteria established by the Commission
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Central Indiana Community Foundation
Committed to college success for students through the power of scholarships. There are several scholarship opportunities for students planning to attend college. Be sure to pay attention to the criteria for each. Check out the guidebook for more details!
Johnson County Community Foundation
Since 1991 the Johnson County Community Foundation has put income generated from donors’ investments to work in Johnson County. Together, we offer thousands of Johnson County students scholarship opportunities. Pleas visit the website for more details!
Frank O’Bannon Grant Program
The Frank O’Bannon Grant includes both the Higher Education Award and the Freedom of Choice Award. The grant is designed to provide access for Hoosier students to attend eligible public, private, and proprietary post secondary institutions. Eligibility for the grant is based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. The grant may be used toward tuition and regularly assessed fees.
- Must be an Indiana resident by December 31st the year prior to applying for aid (i.e. December 31, 2015 for the 2016-2017 school year)
- Must remain a resident throughout academic year
- Must be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non citizen
- Must be a high school graduate or hold a GED
- Must attend, or plan to attend, an eligible post secondary institution
- Must be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associates or first bachelors degree, or a certificate at select institutions
- Must be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student
- Must abide by credit completion requirements each academic year to renew maximum award
- Must file the FAFSA by March 10 prior to the academic year of intended enrollment
Need help understanding FAFSA? Click HERE for a complete guide!