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Many Indiana colleges and universities offer special incentives and resources for 21st Century Scholars, including (but not limited to):

  • Waived (or reduced) application fees, housing fees and freshmen orientation program fees
  • Supplemental scholarships
  • Free mentoring, tutoring and other support services

The list below provides an overview of incentives for 21st Century Scholars at Indiana college campus. Please note that incentives are subject to change, so please contact colleges directly to confirm the specific details related to their Scholar incentives and resources.

For complete college contact information, including admissions and financial aid office contact information, please view the list of eligible colleges.


NEW RESOURCE: Campus Supports & Incentives for 21st Century Scholars


Eligible Indiana Colleges: 21st Century Scholars Program
Title IV Code College (with link to homepage) Fee Waivers Supplemental Scholarships Support Services
001786 Ball State University Yes. Free application for 21st Century Scholars. Send letter verifying Scholar status to askus@bsu.edu or mail to Ball State University, Office of Admission, Lucina Hall, Muncie, IN 47306. Summer Scholar programs
Contact admissions for information on programs for incoming freshmen and other students.

The Learning Center
Free peer tutoring and supplemental instruction.

Member on campus. See staff list
001807 Indiana State University Yes. Free application for 21st Century Scholars. Contact admissions office. 21st Century Scholars Excellence and Textbook Scholarship
21st Century Scholars Housing and Textbook Scholarship
Laptop Award
All Freshman Scholarships
ISU 21st Century Scholars Office
Dreiser Hall Room 202
Phone: 812-237-4389

Member on campus. See staff list.

Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, Disabled Student Services, First-Generation Mentoring Program
Center for Student Success, 2nd floor Gillum Hall
Phone: 812.237.2700.

University College
Email: Ashley.Gard@indstate.edu
Phone: 812.237.2300

001809 Indiana University-Bloomington

Yes. Fee waived if student requests via written letter to Office of Admissions. Scholars who search for and select their Indiana high school can see a waiver via online application form.

The housing application fee and first payment can be deferred to the student’s bursar account by completing a paper application and attaching a letter explaining why they need it deferred.
The Covenant
After the family covers the Expected Family Contribution, IU Bloomington promises to provide sufficient grant aid to meet up to the “cost of attendance,” giving bachelor degree-seeking Scholars the opportunity to graduate debt-free in four years.

21st Century Scholars Servant Leadership Initiative
Provides a $500 per semester room charge waiver to 21st Century Scholar students in exchange for participation in community service projects with the Indiana University and/or the Bloomington Communities. Scholars must live in campus housing and maintain at least a 2.5 Grade Point Average.
Community and School Partnerships
These programs are designed to get kids on the right track, including Pathfinders, Achievers Summer Academy, Camp S.O.U.L., Spring Shadow, and test preparation workshops. Contact Kim Morris-Newson, Associate Director. cpartner@indiana.edu

This is a six-week session of workshop-style courses for eligible students. Students are recommended by High School counselors. Contact the Groups Program Director. groups@indiana.edu

Intensive Freshman Seminars
Students come to IU three weeks early, take a class with an outstanding professor, and get a handle on college. There are Summer and Extended options available. Contact ifs@indiana.edu.

The Academic Support Center offers free tutoring (math, writing, and other subjects), study skills workshops and walk-in advising in three resident hall locations (Briscoe, Teter, and Forest) and evening hours (Sunday-Thursday, 7:00-11:00 p.m.)

Access to services provided by the Office of Mentoring Services and Leadership Development through the FASE Mentoring Program. ScholarCorps Member on campus. See staff list.
E01033 Indiana University/Purdue University-Columbus (IUPUC) Yes. Application fee waiver. Contact admissions for details. Yes. A 21st Century pledge grant may be used towards books. This is for students who attend IUPUC immediately after high school graduation and are Scholars that meet all the requirements. Yes. Summer Bridge program to help students adjust to college.
001811 Indiana University-East Yes. Application fee waiver. Yes. Scholarship from Indiana University East for qualifying Scholar students. Student Support Services
Helps student adjust to and succeed in college. Eligibility requirements apply. Application available for interested students. Contact Student Support Services at 765-973-8310.

JumpStart and Math bridge summer programs
These are offered to all students, but extra outreach is placed in reaching Scholars.
001828 Indiana University/Purdue University-Fort Wayne (IPFW) 21st Century Scholars Success Program
The 21st Century Scholars Program is an initiative designed to support, retain, and graduate 21st Century Scholars. The program offers academic monitoring and guidance, student success workshops, and peer mentoring. Contact Christopher Douse at 260-481-6515.

Member on campus. See staff list.
001813 Indiana University/Purdue University-Indianapolis (IUPUI) ScholarCorps Member on campus. See staff list.
001814 Indiana University-Kokomo Yes. Application fee waiver is available for Scholars. Contact admissions office for more information. Upward Bound Project
This program is designed for middle and high school college preparation and runs in conjunction with Bloomington Campus GROUPS program.

Student Success Center
Offers free, one-on-one tutoring services, workshops, writing and math labs.
001815 Indiana University-Northwest
001816 Indiana University-South Bend Yes. $35 application fee waved for Scholars if requested by letter. Making the Academic Connection Office
Gives 21st Century Scholars individual student support.

Academic Center for Excellence Academic skill workshops, free tutoring, and writing support are offered here.

Member on campus. See staff list.
001817 Indiana University-Southeast Yes. $35 fee waived if student apples for admission by March 1st. Collegiate Summer Institute
A fun and engaging program held during July that is geared towards early college preparation for first year students at IU Southeast. For more information contact Centor for Mentoring at 812-941-2516, mentorin@ius.edu, or visit http://www.ius.edu/mentoring/mentoringprogram/index.html.
009917 Ivy Tech Community College of Indiana-All Campuses ScholarCorps
Member on campus. See staff list.
001827 Purdue University-Calumet
001826 Purdue University-North Central There is no application fee There are Student Support Services and a Student Success Center that has a staff and tutors. Student Support Services has programs for 1st generation and lower income students.
001825 Purdue University-West Lafayette Yes. $200 waived if the 21st Century Scholar box is checked on application. Purdue Promise
This launched in the fall of 2009. It serves 21st Century Scholars who come from households with combined family income of $40,000 or less. It combines strong support services with grant assistance to help eligible Scholars thrive at Purdue both academically and socially. Five full-time professional staff members and a group of specially trained student leaders assist participants in Academic Enhancement, Mentoring and Social Integration, and Student Leadership and Development in a comprehensive four year Graduation Plan. For more information on the Purdue Promise program, including eligibility requirements and details, visit the SATS website at www.purdue.edu/sats/purduepromise.

Scholar Corps for 21st Century Scholars
Based in the Student Success at Purdue Office, AmeriCorps serves 21st Century Scholars not eligible for Purdue Promise. The program offers assistance in referral services, information, and direct service. See staff list.

Boiler Goal Rush
This is an orientation program for new, first-year students that occurs the week before classes start in the fall. This valuable orientation experience helps students prepare for a successful first year of college. A limited number of partial and full-fee waivers are available to students who qualify. To find out more about the program and/or inquire about a fee waiver, call 765.494.9328, or visit the BGR website at http://www.purdue.edu/bgr.
001808 University of Southern Indiana Yes. $40 fee waived – 21st Century eligibility to be confirmed by a school counselor. Yes. $200 scholarship for sophomore, junior, and senior years. Learning Resources Center
Provides tutoring and academic support.

FYI – First Year Initiatives
Designed to help freshmen successfully integrate into the USI culture through tutoring, workshops, and interaction groups. Contact 812-465-1088.

Member on campus. See staff list.
001843 Vincennes University

Yes. $20 fee waived for Scholars

Damage deposit waived for Scholars.
Summer Bridge Program
Contact Hope Clausman, hclausman@vinu.edu or 812-888-4149.

Member on campus. See staff list.
Private (Non-Profit) Indiana Colleges
Title IV Code College (with link to homepage) Fee Waivers Supplemental Scholarships Support Services
001784 Ancilla College Summer Chance Program
This program is available to those needing an early start to fall semester’s classes. For additional information, contact the Office of Admissions.
001785 Anderson University Online application is free. Yes. $1,500 matching Church Scholarship (any denomination). Kissinger Learning Center
This center provides free services to enrolled students for writing tutors, workshops, and disabled students.
001787 Bethel College Online application is free Yes. Matching institutional dollars for up to $5,000, but gift cannot exceed tuition.

Yes. Scholars will be considered for Billy Kirk Leadership Award, which is $2,000 up to full tuition and church matching grant.
Bethel offers a Writing Center, Academic Support Center, and a Career and Intern Services Office to help students with school and their future careers. Also, mentoring is offered in conjunction with the Billy Kirk Leadership Program.
001788 Butler University Freshman Living Centers
These are for early admission students. FLLCs are an exciting way to interact with live-in faculty outside the classroom. Contact the Department of Residence Life, 1-800-368-6852, ext. 9458
001834 Calumet College of Saint Joseph Center for Academic Excellence
This offers individual tutoring in most subjects. Contact 219-473-4287.

Summer Bridge Program
For additional information, contact Amy Comparon: 219-473-4287
034567 Crossroads Bible College
001792 DePauw University
001793 Earlham College
001798 Franklin College
001799 Goshen College Yes. Waive $25 online and paper application fee Yes. Goshen College provides up to $2,000 dollar to dollar Indiana Match grant on state grants including Twenty-first Century Scholars. L.I.F.T. – Look Into your Future Today
A free one week residential program for high school rising juniors and seniors from Elkhart and surrounding counties interested in exploring the medical professions.

S.A.L.T. – Summer Academic Leadership Training
A free three-week summer residential program for first generation students already admitted to Goshen College to take a three credit hour course while engaging in college activities.

Academic Resource and Writing Center
Offers tutorial assistance, study groups, and Campus Workshops for new students
001800 Grace College Yes. $35 fee waived for Scholars. They should identify themselves when completing a hard copy application for admission. The $200 housing is also deposit waived. The Learning Center
The purpose of the Learning Center is to offer students whatever assistance is necessary to succeed in their academic endeavors. Contact 574-372-5100, ext. 6421.
001801 Hanover College Yes. Application fee waived for Scholars.
007263 Holy Cross College Yes. Online application is free and enrollment deposit waived if full-need student. Institutional Scholarships -Academic Merit up to $6,000 -Leadership up to $2,500 -Service up to $2,500 -Plus Diocesan scholarships, Sibling Scholarships, Travel Grant and need based aid available

Tuition Lock Students pay their freshman year tuition rate all four years at Holy Cross as long as they remain continuously enrolled.
College Success Program (CSP)
This is a one year academic support to assist students in successfully transitioning from high school to college. For more information contact Christy Thompson or visit http://www.hcc-nd.edu/resources-and-programs/2/College-Success------Program
001803 Huntington University Yes. $20 fee waived for Scholars if they apply by December 1 and visit before December 1 of their senior year. Yes. Up to $500 matching Church Scholarship (any denomination). Yes. Free tutoring
001805 Indiana Institute of Technology (Fort Wayne/Indianapolis/South Bend)
001822 Indiana Wesleyan University Yes. $25.00 application fee waived if Scholar applies for admission by December 1. Yes. Up to $900 matching Church Scholarship (any denomination). Yes. Free tutoring is offered and through the Center for Life Calling, career counseling is offered. For more information contact Bill Millard, Ph.D. at 765-677-2520.
001820 Manchester University Yes. $25 fee waived for Scholars when using application from High School guidance counselor’s office. Yes. Peer mentor programs, peer tutoring programs, an Academic Support Office, and study tables exist at Manchester.
001821 Marian University Tuition Guarantee for 21st Century Scholars
If you meet the deadline for completing the FAFSA, Marian College guarantees that your college tuition will be paid through a combination of federal, Indiana State, and Marian College grants and scholarships.

Also, a $100 book stipend available for students serving as peer mentors and all 21st Century Scholars living on campus receive a housing grant.
Yes. There are scholar career/academic workshops, a Scholar Advisor to guide and support Scholars throughout their college career, leadership opportunities through serving on Scholar Advisory Board and Scholar Ambassador and volunteer opportunities, and the Learning and Counseling Center staff provide academic support services, personal counseling, and consultation to all enrolled students.

Peer Mentoring Program
Upper class mentors paired with new, incoming Scholars.

Career Mentors
Each new Scholar is assigned an alumnus mentor in their area of career interest.
014975 Martin University
001824 Oakland City University
001830 Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Yes. Merit-based scholarships are available. Admissions application registers Scholars for grant opportunities. The Learning Center
Programs are free of charge and offer a variety of support services.
001833 Saint Joseph's College 21st Century Scholars participate in our First Year Initiative Program for all freshmen. It is a mentoring program to help students get through the first 8-10 weeks of the semester.
001835 Saint Mary-of-The-Woods College Yes. All students apply online and the application is free. Also, SMWC does not charge a housing deposit. Yes. Female students admitted into the campus program will receive a $20,000 scholarship if their graduating high school GPA is 3.0 or above.  Students with a GPA of 2.99 – 2.0 will receive $15,000. Access to Success
This is a two-week summer residential bridge program designed to motivate and develop essential life and study skills essential to success in college leading right up to new student orientation. This on-campus program provides seamless transition from high school to college.
001836 Saint Mary's College Yes. $30 application fee waived for Scholars. The Scholar should identify as a Scholar when applying for admission. The housing deposit waiver will be considered upon special request. First Year Studies
Helps facilitate the transition from high school to college. Contact the First Year Studies Office for more information at 574-284-4594.
001795 University of Evansville Yes. Application fee waiver. Contact admissions office for more information. Freshman Edge
This is an eight-day summer program for incoming freshmen. Students earn required general education college credit and are prepared for a successful college career. Scholarships may be available.

Mentorship/Leadership Opportunities for Older 21st Century Scholars
Junior and senior mentors work with freshman and sophomore students. Mentors may be eligible for additional scholarships.

Also, there are other academic support services available such as free tutoring, supplemental instruction and a Writing Center.
001804 University of Indianapolis Students can apply online for free. Yes. $100 tuition deposit waiver considered on an individual basis. Summer Bridge Program
This program works with 21st Century Scholars from high school through their college experience. http://www.uindy.edu/asc/bridge-scholars-program

Contingent Admit Program
A program designed to bridge the gap between high school and college. Contact Admissions office at 317-788-6153.

Academic Success Center
This provides study strategy workshops, peer tutoring, mentoring, and assistance with transitional issues. For more information contact the Admissions Office at 317-788-3216.

Help Labs
Free assistance in writing, math, history, chemistry, and accounting.
001840 University of Notre Dame ND Summer Experience
Three-week program on campus. $2,500 includes all fees, tuition and housing.

African American Scholars, Latino Leadership and Global Issues
These seminars require a student to meet certain selective criteria. If accepted, the programs are fully funded.
001832 University of Saint Francis Yes. Scholars are guaranteed at least $4,500 in some form of institutional gift aid. Yes. Students have access to free tutoring and the Student Academic Support Services.
001842 Valparaiso University
001844 Wabash College
033394 WGU Indiana
Proprietary (For-Profit) Indiana Colleges
Title IV Code College (with link to homepage) Fee Waivers Supplemental Scholarships Support Services
E01224 Art Institute of Indianapolis, The For more information please contact 866.441.9031.
031763 Aviation Institute of Maintenance
E01445 Brown Mackie College-Ft. Wayne For more information please contact 866-433-2289.
E01389 Brown Mackie College-Indianapolis For more information please contact 866-433-2289.
014607 Brown Mackie College-Merrillville For more information please contact 800.258.3321
E01412 Brown Mackie College-Michigan City For more information please contact 800.519.2416
004583 Brown Mackie College-South Bend For more information please contact 800.743.2447
015227 Harrison College-Anderson For more information please contact 800.401.1497
015226 Harrison College-Columbus For more information please contact 800.401.1497
E01294 Harrison College-Elkhart For more information please contact 800.401.1497
E00778 Harrison College-Evansville For more information please contact 812.476.6000
E00931 Harrison College-Fort Wayne For more information please contact 800.401.1497
015218 Harrison College-Indianapolis For more information please contact 800.401.1497
E00777 Harrison College-- Indpls East For more information please contact 800.401.1497
015224 Harrison College-Lafayette For more information please contact 800.401.1497
015223 Harrison College-Marion For more information please contact 800.401.1497
015222 Harrison College-Muncie For more information please contact 800.401.1497
E01209 Harrison College-Indpls Northwest For more information please contact 800.401.1497
015220 Harrison College-Terre Haute For more information please contact 800.401.1497
014207 International Business College-Fort Wayne
E00664 International Business College-Indianapolis For more information please contact 800.589.6500
008329 ITT Technical Institute-Fort Wayne For more information please contact 800.866.4488
007329 ITT Technical Institute-Indianapolis For more information please contact 800.937.4488
007327 ITT Technical Institute-Newburgh For more information please contact 800.832.4488
E01100 Kaplan College-Hammond (formerly Sawyer College-Hammond) For more information please contact 219.844.0100
015564 Kaplan College-Merrillville (formerly Sawyer College-Merrillville)
007938 Lincoln College of Technology
E01506 MedTech College-Ft. Wayne
E01386 MedTech College-Greenwood For more information please contact 800.447.1310
007362 MedTech College-Indianapolis For more information please contact 800.447.1310
006257 Saint Elizabeth's School of Nursing For more information please contact 765-423-640