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Complete your understanding of the 21st Century Scholars Program with the detailed questions and answers below. Answers to more specific questions are always available by calling the Scholars Helpline at 1-888-528-4719 or by emailing Scholars@che.IN.gov.

1. Can I receive the Scholarship if I earn a GED, Indiana High School Equivalency Certificate, or complete a home schooling program?

No. If you earn a GED, Indiana High School Equivalency Certificate, or complete a home schooling program you are not eligible to receive the 21st Century Scholarship. You must graduate with a diploma from an eligible high school recognized by the Indiana Department of Education.

2. Are there any forms I need to complete as a high school senior?

Yes. As a senior in high school, you need to complete an Affirmation Form and a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Both the Affirmation Form and the FAFSA must be completed and submitted by the state deadline of March 10.

3. Are there any activities or events that I am required to attend as a high school senior enrolled in the 21st Century Scholars Program?
Beginning with the high school graduating class of 2017, Scholars are required to complete the Scholar Success Program during high school. However, during middle school, there will be various activities and events offered to middle school students enrolled in the Program that are strongly encouraged.

4.As a 21st Century Scholar, must I achieve a certain Grade Point Average (GPA) in high school?

Beginning with the graduating high school class of 2015, students must achieve a cumulative GPA of at least a 2.5 on a 4.0 scale when they graduate in order to receive the Scholarship.

5. I am a current high school senior. If I fail a course in high school, causing my GPA to fall below 2.0 (or 2.5) for a semester, will I lose the scholarship?

The GPA requirement depends only on your cumulative (overall) GPA when you graduate from high school. If your GPA falls below 2.5 for  one or more semesters, you may still qualify for the Scholarship if your cumulative GPA meets is at 2.5 or higher by the time you receive your high school diploma.

6. I believe I may have broken the Scholar Pledge. Is it my responsibility to report this potential pledge violation to the Program?

Yes. It is the responsibility of a Scholar student and/or his/her parent to report potential pledge violations to the program, as soon as they become aware of the violation.
Potential pledge violations should be reported to:

Student Support Center
101 West Ohio Street, Suite 300
Indianapolis, IN 46204

Reports should include the full name of the Scholar, a description of the potential violation and an original signature of the person making the report.

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