Students could miss out on 21st Century Scholars program

INDIANAPOLIS (AP): State data show most of Indiana’s incoming high school seniors who could qualify for a state-run scholarship program are at risk of missing out on the help.

The Indianapolis Star reported Sunday that more than 14,000 students, or 80 percent of those eligible, are behind on meeting the 21st Century Scholars program’s new requirements. Through the program, students can get as much as four years’ tuition at an Indiana public university or a comparable amount to go to a private school.

The program helps low-income students who stay out of trouble and satisfy particular academic requirements. Students graduating next year will be the first to have to finish 12 tasks that include making a college campus visit, coming up with a graduation plan and taking part in a service activity.


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