As a high school senior, you’re heading into the final stretch. College will be here before you know it. With graduation so close, you might feel like you’re ready to slow down and coast. But as a senior, you’ve got a few important things to do before heading to college. To help you along the way, check out Learn More Indiana’s page just for Seniors. Then, log in to ScholarTrack and track the progress of your Scholar Success Program activities.
SCHOLAR SUCCESS PROGRAM ACTIVITIES
Submit your College Application
It’s time to submit your college application! You may already have several colleges you’re looking at. If you’re still trying to figure out what’s best for you, consider checking out Choosing a College at Learn More Indiana. There you can explore the different types of colleges and the degrees they offer. There’s also an interactive Indiana college map, so it’s easy to explore colleges close to home—or a little further away.
After you’ve submitted your application, log in to ScholarTrack and answer a few questions to complete the requirement.
File Your FAFSA
The FAFSA will determine your eligibility for financial aid—money to help you pay for college. The easiest way to file the FAFSA is online at the FAFSA website. The website also provides a printer-friendly PDF if you prefer to mail your FAFSA.
You have to file the FAFSA no later than April 15. The form is available October 1. Check with the college or colleges you hope to attend to make sure they don’t have an earlier deadline.
Once your FAFSA is completed, log in to ScholarTrack and answer a few questions to complete the requirement.
Earn Your Scholarship
In order to earn your Scholarship, you must maintain the Scholar Pledge, including completing all twelve Scholar Success Program activities by June 30 of your senior year of high school. You must track your completion of these activities through your ScholarTrack account.
Once you’ve completed all the Scholar Success Program activities, and have enrolled at an accredited Indiana college, the 21st Century Scholars office will send your name to the college you will attend. The financial aid department will claim the scholarships for each Scholar enrolled, and deposit that money into your student account to be used to pay for your college tuition. Remember: you must enroll at an Indiana college within a year of high school graduation to remain eligible to receive the 21st Century Scholarship. If you have questions, you can contact your school’s financial aid office, or the statewide Student Support Center.
Scholar Support and Incentives
Each of Indiana’s colleges and universities offers different kinds of support and incentives to 21st Century Scholars, as well as programs for all students that can benefit Scholars. Check out what kinds of support might be available to you at Indiana’s colleges.
GRADE 12 SCHOLAR SUCCESS GUIDE
Download a PDF of the Grade 12 Scholar Success Guide here.