21st Century Scholarship Covenant

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

The 21st Century Scholarship Covenant, first awarded in the fall of 2007, is an award designed to supplement the 21st Century Scholarship and assist eligible students with high financial need from Indiana in earning college degrees.

Recipients of the 21st Century Scholarship receive support services from the IU Bloomington 21st Century Scholars office. This office supports scholars throughout their undergraduate experience by providing access to mentoring services, academic and professional guidance and workshops, and opportunities to network with other scholars.

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Covenant Eligibility

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

Covenant Award Process

Once admitted, the 21st Century Scholarship Covenant Award is available to 21st Century Scholars who demonstrate unmet financial need. The Covenant is an automatic financial award that is provided for students who demonstrate unmet financial need and therefore does not require a separate application.

  • Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) determines the expected family contribution (EFC).
  • The EFC is added to the tuition waiver from the state, and is subtracted from the direct costs of attendance which determines your financial need.
  • The Covenant is awarded after any grants or additional scholarships, if there is any remaining unmet financial need to cover budgeted costs for tuition and fees, room and board, and books.

The amount of the award varies by each student’s financial aid profile. Your expected family contribution, federal and state grants, and additional scholarships could impact the amount of unmet financial need you will have. The disbursement of this award is based on the discretion of the Office of Student Financial Assistance. More information about financial aid is available on the Student Central website.

Retaining the Covenant

In order to retain the Covenant after your freshmen year, you are required to:

Contact Information

21st Century Scholarships Covenant
408 N. Union Street 324
Bloomington, IN 47405
Phone: 812-855-5779
Email: achieve@indiana.edu

21st Century Scholars Program IU Bloomington
Eigenmann 603 South
1900 E. Tenth Street
Bloomington, IN 47406
Vince Isom, Director
Phone: 812-856-1910
Email: iub21cs@indiana.edu