21st Century Scholarship Covenant

Indiana University is committed to making a high-quality education affordable to Indiana residents

The 21st Century Scholarship Covenant is an IU-funded award designed to supplement the state-funded 21st Century Scholarship and help eligible Indiana residents with high financial need earn college degrees.

If you are a 21st Century Scholar, take the next step in seeing if you qualify for the Covenant award: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Complete the FAFSA

Covenant Eligibility

To be eligible to receive the Covenant, 21st Century Scholars must:

  • Apply to IU during the fall of your senior year and be accepted by the Office of Admissions. Don’t forget to indicate that you are a 21st Century Scholar on the application for admission.
  • Complete the Scholar Success Program requirements. Track your progress in your ScholarTrack account.
  • Submit your FAFSA by April 15 of your senior year. This is also one of the Scholar Success Program requirements.
  • Complete the Intent to Enroll form for IU Bloomington and enroll in the fall following your senior year of high school.
  • Hoosier Link students who successfully transfer to IU Bloomington after no more than three consecutive terms at Ivy Tech (fall, spring, and summer) are eligible to be considered for the Covenant award.

Covenant Award Process

The 21st Century Scholarship Covenant award is available to 21st Century Scholars who demonstrate unmet financial need. The Covenant is an automatic financial award—it does not require a separate application.

The amount of the award varies by each student’s financial aid profile. The 21st Century Scholarship will cover the costs of tuition and mandatory fees. For eligible students who have unmet financial need after other scholarships or grants are applied, the Covenant will provide additional funding to assist with budgeted room and board, books, and supplies.

More information about financial aid is available on the Student Central website.

Retaining the Covenant

In order to retain the Covenant after your freshman year, you must:

Learn more about IU 21st Century Scholars

In addition to funding, 21st Century Scholars at IU receive academic support, tutoring and mentoring, and professional guidance through the IU Bloomington 21st Century Scholars office.

If you have questions about the Covenant, feel free to contact us. To learn more about 21st Century Scholars at IU, go to 21centuryscholars.indiana.edu.