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Advantage Shelby County is a community-based program aimed at making higher education attainable for Shelby County high school graduates and preparing them for the workforce or for transferring to a university.
To be eligible for the Advantage Shelby County program, students must meet the following requirements:
To remain eligible for the Advantage Shelby County program, students must:
You must apply to the program, apply here
Yes, all students must apply to Ivy Tech Community College as an incoming student to be eligible for the scholarship.
Even if students are taking dual credit classes, they must apply as a new student.
Please use the same C Number (student ID) if you were a dual credit student.
You will need your Social Security Number to complete the Ivy Tech Community College application
Be a US citizen, live in Shelby County, have a final cumulative high school GPA of 2.0, graduate from a Shelby County High School, complete a Shelby County, IN home school program, or obtain a high school equivalency (HSE) diploma prior to reaching 19 years of age in the Shelby County, IN community. Meet all deadlines and requirements.
If you miss a deadline, you will no longer be eligible to receive the Advantage Shelby County Scholarship. Extensions are not granted and deadlines are firm.
All students who are eligible and meet the deadlines can receive the scholarship. There is not a limit of students Advantage will accept.
No, financial need is not a requirement for eligibility for Advantage Shelby County.
Yes, ALL students to be eligible must file AND complete all requirements of FAFSA. All MUST file before April 15th and must have ALL corrections made by June 1st to keep their eligibility.
In order to be eligible for the scholarship, a student must file the FAFSA no later than April 15th EVERY year in which the student plans to receive the scholarship.
The Advantage Shelby scholarship provides financial assistance to offset tuition and mandatory fees associated after gift aid has been credited to tuition and mandatory fees within Federal and State regulations.
“Gift aid” is defined as Pell, Indiana state grant awards and any other scholarships.
Federal and state aid are applied to the student’s account first, Advantage Scholarship is applied to any remaining balance after all other aid has been exhausted.
You must be a US Citizen or an eligible non-citizen. (DACA students are not classified as an eligible non-citizen and therefore, not eligible for the Advantage Shelby County.)
You must be a full time student each semester to maintain your eligibility and complete 30 hours each year you are enrolled in the Advantage Shelby County Scholarship Program.
You may take 12 hours in the fall, 12 hours in the spring, and 6 hours in the summer to complete this requirement or 15 hours in the fall and 15 hours in the spring.
You must select one of the following degree tracks:
Yes, all students must have an official current high school transcript sent to Advantage by February 1st.
A final high school transcript must be submitted by August 1st to maintain ASC scholarship eligibility (you will have two official high school transcripts sent to Advantage Shelby County/Ivy Tech).
To receive credit for classes taken through other colleges, universities, or AP exams you must send an official transcript/scores from that institution’s registrar to Ivy Tech/Advantage Shelby County.
Yes, all students must register AND attend ONE of the April NSA’s.
During the NSA, students will register for their fall classes
Parents will be asked to wait until all students have been seated at a computer before they will be allowed to be seated.
Students must complete 10 hours of service the summer after they graduate high school and before August 1st to be eligible to start (June 1 - July 31)
Students must also complete 10 hours of service during the fall semester and an additional 10 hours of service during the spring semester.
Community service must be completed at one of the Advantage Board approved NPO’s.
Students must also complete 10 hours of service during the fall semester and an additional 10 hours of service during the spring semester each year they receive the Advantage Shelby County Scholarship.
No, it is the student’s responsibility to purchase books for their classes and have their books by the first day of class each semester.
Yes, students must actively participate with their mentor.
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