CHECK A STUDENT’S ENROLLMENT STATUS

School counselors, community organizations, students and parents/legal guardians can check whether a student has been accepted into the 21st Century Scholars program. You will need the student’s date of birth and Social Security number, Scholar ID or STN to check his or her enrollment status. The spelling of the first and last name must match the name given on the initial application.

Check Enrollment Status

UPDATE CONTACT INFORMATION

Students may not have access to the Internet to update their addresses or other contact information. In order to access a Scholar’s information, you must have his or her date of birth and Social Security number. The spelling of the first and last name must match the name given on the initial application.

Update a Scholar’s Information

CHECK YOUR SCHOLAR’S PROGRESS

Scholars must complete certain activities each year as a requirement for receiving their scholarship. As a parent, you can track the progress of your Scholar by logging in to ScholarTrack and linking your student’s account with yours.

Log In to ScholarTrack
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APPEALS

A student, or parent/legal guardian on behalf of the student, that has been denied enrollment or removed from the 21st Century Scholars program has the right to file an appeal with the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Submit an Appeal

Once an appeal is received, a member of the Commission’s Student Support Center will review the appeal. The appeal can be approved, denied, or more information may be requested. If more information is requested, the applicant will have 21 days to submit the documentation. An applicant can ask for additional time to submit requested information but must do so within the 21-day timeframe. Failure to submit all documentation or request an extension will result in a denial.

Within three (3) weeks of receiving all relevant documentation, the Commission will inform the applicant of its decision via email. If the first appeal is denied, the applicant may file a second appeal using the same process. The second appeal should include any new information and must be submitted within 30 days of the date on the decision letter. Second appeals will be reviewed by the Executive Appeals Committee. The committee will meet on a monthly basis to review second appeals. The committee may approve, deny or request information in the same manner as the first appeal.

If the second appeal is denied, applicants may petition for review of this decision under Indiana Code § 4-21.5-3-7 (third appeal). The third appeal must identify the reasons for review and demonstrate how the applicant has been aggrieved or adversely affected by the Commission’s decision. The third appeal must be filed no later than 15 days from the issuance of the second appeal decision in accordance with IC 4-21.5-3-2. If the third appeal is filed on time and review granted, the Commission will issue a notification of an administrative hearing. The applicant or a representative may be present at that hearing. Applicants may be represented by an attorney at their own expense. The applicant will have the burden of proving the Commission’s decision is incorrect.

COMMON EXCEPTIONS FOR APPEALS

If family income is above the 21st Century Scholars income guidelines, then the student does not qualify for the program. If family income is misreported on the 21st Century Scholars application, the student may reapply with the correct tax information. There is no need to submit an appeal.

» Death or serious illness of an immediate family member (student’s spouse, child, parent, guardian, grandparent or sibling), which prevents the student from enrolling.
» Students who are active in the foster care system may apply after 8th grade. This does not include students who are in a legal guardianship.

Appeals based on removal from the program due to a violation of the 21st Century Scholars pledge must include official documentation of an overturned conviction, suspension or expulsion.
Disability documented by a medical professional and a copy of an individualized education plan or letter from a school counselor explaining how the disability prevented the student from reaching the required GPA.

» Death or serious illness of an immediate family member (student’s spouse, child, parent, guardian, grandparent or sibling), which prevents the student from meeting the credit requirement.
» Disability documented by a medical professional and a letter from a medical professional verifying how the disability prevented the student from meeting credit completion requirements.

» Death or serious illness of an immediate family member (student’s spouse, child, parent, guardian, grandparent or sibling), which prevents the student from meeting the deadline.
» Active duty military service by the student, which prevents the student from filing by the deadline.

» Serious illness of the student or an immediate family member (student’s spouse, child, parent, guardian, grandparent or sibling) requiring the student or parent to live out of state.
» Active duty military service.

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