Ivy Tech campuses offer space to scholars program

September 28th, 2012

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Ivy Tech campuses offer space to scholars program

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Friday, Sep. 28, 2012 at 8:32am

Ivy Tech Community College-Northeast in Fort Wayne is one of eight Ivy Tech campuses across the state that will provide office space to expand the outreach of Indiana's Twenty-first Century Scholars program.
The program, which was started by the state in 1990, provides scholarships of up to four years to income-eligible students for in-state tuition. The students enroll in the program in the seventh and eighth grades and must fulfill a good-citizenship pledge.
In a statement, Ivy Tech Community College said outreach coordinators for the Twenty-first Century Scholars program will be based at the eight campuses. The coordinators will work to enhance collaboration among colleges and universities, school districts, youth organizations and community-based programs so Twenty-first Century Scholars have access to resources and services that help prepare them for college and earn a degree.
The state-funded Twenty-first Century Scholars program recently was restructured to emphasize college completion. Outreach coodinators also will be based at Ivy Tech campuses in Indianapolis, Evansville, Lafayette, Gary, Kokomo, Columbus and Muncie.