21st Century Scholars Program

21st Century Scholars: Your Journey Begins Here

The 21st Century Scholars Program began in 1990 as Indiana's way of raising the educational aspirations of low and moderate income families. The program aims to ensure that all Indiana families can afford a college education for their children. At Indiana University South Bend we realize that the support students need to succeed in college goes beyond financial assistance. Our Academic Success Coaches and Financial Aid Counselors provide scholars with individual attention and resources they need.

Our Mission

We aim to assist low and middle income families meet the cost of college. We assist students on their college journeys through advocacy and holistic programming to promote academic achievement, maintaining scholarship, career development, and timely graduation from IU South Bend. Our academic success coaches provide Scholars support in any and all areas throughout their college journey.

The large number of opportunities and support the faculty give us as scholars is invaluable. As a queer Latina student, I feel safe and supported being a 21st Scholar here.

Reagan Ayala, Scholar, Class of 2024