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21st Century Scholars


21st Century Scholars are recipients of the 21st Century Scholarship, a program administered by Learn More Indiana created to help students afford college in Indiana. The 21st Century Scholarship pays up to 100% of tuition at public colleges in Indiana—including Ivy Tech Community College. Students apply for the scholarship in 7th or 8th grade and must meet a variety of residency, citizenship, income, and academic requirements to qualify.

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Ivy Tech Community College is committed to providing 21st Century Scholars the resources they need to succeed in completing a high-value degree or credential that will help them secure a career in an in-demand field quickly. In addition to small class sizes, which help you get the personal support you need in the classroom, Ivy Tech's 21st Century Scholars benefit from:

  • The 21st Century Scholarship covers 100% of the cost of 30 credit hours (roughly equivalent to two full semesters or one year of school) per academic year. The scholarship does not cover textbooks, but Ivy Tech's unique Ivy+ tuition program also means that your textbooks will be free! The scholarship also covers some regularly assessed fees, such as technology, student activity, and health services fees.

    Other schools may tack on additional costs to your bill like textbooks or housing and dining expenses. By staying close to home and attending Ivy Tech, 21st Century Scholars can spare themselves those extra costs and earn their degree for free.

    100% of tuition & textbooks covered for FREE!

  • 21st Century Scholars may be eligible to receive additional financial aid on top of the 21st Century Scholarship. Scholars can use any additional funds they receive to help supplement other costs such as local housing or transportation costs. To receive the 21st Century Scholarship and be considered for additional aid, students should be sure to file the FAFSA.

  • If your goal is a bachelor's degree, you can transfer the credits you earn for free at Ivy Tech to over 100 colleges and universities around the country, giving you a free head start on earning your four-year degree.

  • To make an appointment to meet with a specific advisor at a particular time, please send an email at least two days in advance to Seasonal hours end on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

    574-289-7001, ext 6858

    South Bend Admissions Office
    220 Dean Johnson Blvd.
    South Bend, IN 46601

    21st Century Scholar Student Success Coach
    Krista Hunt
    21st Century Scholars Coordinator
    Tel: 574-289-7001 +025364