Scholars must enroll in an eligible Indiana college or university within one year of graduating from high school to receive the Scholarship. Many colleges offer special incentives for 21st Century Scholars, ranging from fee waivers and supplemental scholarships to on-campus support programs.
The 21st Century Scholarship must be used for college tuition and regularly-assessed college fees (such as a technology fee). The Scholarship cannot be used to cover the cost of books or room and board. The Scholarship is applied after any other student financial aid from the State of Indiana is awarded. Other awards are subtracted from the original amount of the 21st Century Scholarship.