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21st Century Scholars Program Information

The Twenty-first Century Scholars program helps Indiana families afford a college education for their children and began in fall of 1990.  The focus is to assist students from low and moderate income families afford the ever-increasing cost of a college education. Income-eligible 7th and 8th graders who enroll in the program and fulfill a pledge of good citizenship may be eligible for up to four years of college tuition at any participating public college or university in Indiana.


Scholar Corps Support Program


The Indiana Scholar Corps program for 21st Century Scholars that are not being served by Purdue Promise promotes on-time college completion and student success. Scholars receive a variety of support services and can take advantage of leadership and networking opportunities.  Scholar Corps goals encompass supporting Scholars as they plan their path to their degree, prepare for success, and pay for college with their 21st Century Scholars scholarship.

Academic Support

Professional & Leadership Development

Social Support

Free Tutoring College Success Advocates (Student Leadership Team) Monthly Events
Campus Referrals (ASC, ODOS, CCO, SI) 21st Century Scholars Ambassadors Community Service Engagements
College Mentor (Staff) in each College Mentoring for underclassmen Mentors
Basic Career and Academic Counseling Speaking and Recruiting Engagements Intramural Teams
Mid-Semester Grade Checks Connections to Community Partners 21st Century Scholar Student Organization
Meetings for Academic Progress (Probation Students) Fundraising

 College Success Advocates

The College Success Advocate (CSA) position is designed to assist 21st Century Scholar students not being served by Purdue Promise achieve success at Purdue by providing academic guidance, mentoring, and advocacy that assists each student in achieving his/her academic potential. CSAs will develop skills in organization, verbal and written communication, computer and database tracking, and time management, as well as gain experience working in a dynamic and professional office. This position will be 5 hours per week during the fall and spring academic semesters.


 21st Century Scholars Student Organization

The Scholar Corps program is proud to have become an official student organization at Purdue. Any enrolled 21st Century Scholar is welcome and encouraged to join. The club will promote academic and social engagement for all 21st Century Scholars.

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