Designed to help low-income Hoosiers afford college, the 21st Century Scholarship guarantees up to four years of undergraduate tuition at any participating public college or university. However, according to recent data, nearly 80 percent of students that qualify for 21st Century Scholars funding are behind on maintaining the program's requirements. For the class of 2017, only 22 percent of scholars are current on the state's required Scholar Success Program. "It's not that hard to keep on track," said Gisella Morales, an Upward Bound scholar and rising senior at John Adams High School who is up-to-date with the program requirements to receive funding. In hopes that her peers also take notice of the startling statistics, she offered the following advice: "I suggest students write a note to themselves and remember. You need to keep on track. It's a full-ride scholarship!"
For more information about 21st Century Scholars, visit: scholars.in.gov.
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