Scholarship Information

Scholar's Pledge

Scholars can earn up to four years of college tuition at an eligible Indiana college by keeping the Scholar Pledge. When students enroll in the 7th or 8th grade, they pledge to:

  • Graduate with an Indiana High School Diploma from a state-accredited high school.
  • Participate in a Scholar Success Program that helps students plan, prepare and pay for college success.
  • Achieve a cumulative high school GPA of at least 2.5 on a 4.0 scale.
  • Not use illegal drugs or alcohol, or commit a crime or delinquent act.
  • Apply for admission to an eligible Indiana college or university as a high school senior.
  • Apply on time for student financial aid (by April 15th of the student's senior year of high school and each subsequent year).

Requirement 1

Complete at least 30 credits each academic year to receive the full scholarship award, which covers 100% of tuition and fees at Indiana public colleges.

Scholars who complete fewer credits may be eligible for a reduced scholarship award (about 35% of the full award). The number of credits completed will be evaluated at the end of each academic year.

Requirement 2

Students must earn Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

At IU Southeast, SAP includes a minimum grade point average (GPA) of 2.0 per semester, as well as passing 67% of their courses in a given year.

Students with questions about their SAP status should contact their college's financial aid office.

Requirement 3

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by April 15th each year to receive the Scholarship and any other financial aid from the State of Indiana.

Contact the Scholars Helpline at (888) 528-4719 or by emailing with questions about the program.