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The Hoosier Scholar Award, administered by the State Student Assistance Commission (SSACI) is a $500 non-renewable award disbursed the first semester of the freshman year in college. The Award is based on high school academic merit and may be used for any educational expense. The high school guidance counselor staff is responsible for selecting the Hoosier Scholars each year. Depending upon the size of the senior class, one to three scholars are selected.
The student must:
1. Be a senior at an accredited Indiana high school
2. Be an Indiana resident
3. Rank in the top 20% of the high school graduating class
4. Plan to attend an approved Indiana institution of higher education as a full time student
Indiana has long been a national leader in providing need based student financial aid to Hoosiers seeking higher education. Unfortunately, in order to protect funding for education and need based aid programs, high schools will NOT be asked to nominate students during the spring of 2011 and the Hoosier Scholar program will be suspended for academic year 2011-2012 and therafter until further notice. High School students nominated in the spring of 2009 have received their award for fall 2009.
The State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana