WE ARE LOCATED AT THE KRACH LEADERSHIP CENTER, 1198 3rd ST. (ACROSS FROM THE CO-REC) ON THE 4th FLOOR.

ASK FOR SARAH KERCHER (21st CENTURY SCHOLARS SUPPORT SPECIALIST), OR HER SUPERVISOR MICHELLE ASHCRAFT.

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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

OBJECTIVE

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.

The Commission for Higher Education received a grant from the Office of Faith Based and Community Initiatives with the purpose of assisting with college completion for 21st Century Scholars. This grant now funds a new program called Indiana Scholar Corp for Twenty-First Century Scholar college students. The program is overseen by an AmeriCorps member with four main objectives for the program.

  • Academic Performance and Persistence resulting in increased GPA and on-time completion rates
  • Student Engagement and Enrichment resulting in increased student persistence and retention rates
  • Career Exploration and Enrichment resulting in increasing student perception of career preparedness
  • Financial Literacy and Debt Management resulting in reduced debt load and federal student loan default rates
Free workshops Individualized coaching Dedicated Financial Aid Administrator
Campus Referrals (ASC, ODOS, CCO, SI) Community Service Engagements Free Conferences
College Mentor (Staff) in each College Monthly email announcements and reminders Basic Career and Academic Counseling
Mid-Semester Grade Checks Meetings for Academic Progress (Probation Students)