To better prepare Scholars for college and career success, Indiana established the Scholar Success Program (SSP), a set of 12 college-readiness activities (three per year) that Scholars must complete before graduating high school. Participation in the Scholar Success Program is recommended for all Indiana students but required for 21st Century Scholars who start high school in the fall of 2013 or later (graduating class of 2017 and beyond). Learn more at

Grant Overview

The Scholar Success Grants are designed to support local school communities in ensuring 21st Century Scholars complete the required Scholar Success Program activities for the graduating class of 2017 through integrated services and partnerships.

Who is eligible?

  • Indiana high schools OR
  • Indiana youth-serving and community-based organizations in partnership with one or more Indiana high schools.

How much funding can an applicant receive?

  • Applicants are eligible to receive up to $25 per Scholar (Class of 2017) with total funding depending on the number of enrolled Scholars who complete all 12 Scholar Success Program activities by high school graduation and actual expenditures.

Grant Timeline

May 10, 2016 — Grant application window opens
May 10 – September 30, 2016 — On-going grant application submission
July 31 – September 30, 2016 — Initial grants awarded (ongoing as applications received)
June 30, 2017 — Completion deadline for all grant-funded activities

Questions regarding the grant application process can be submitted via email to

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Download the grant application here.