21st Century Scholars

21st Century ScholarsAttention 7th and 8th grade families. Indiana has made a change to its 21st Century Scholars program - a program that offers free college for qualifying students - that will make it easier for your students to enroll. This year, any family who qualifies for free or reduced lunch will automatically be enrolled in the 21st Century Scholars program. Eligible students who meet the requirements will receive a scholarship that pays up to 100% tuition at any Indiana college or university.

If you have not yet completed the EVSC’s free/reduced lunch application, you may be missing out! Even though your student may receive free lunch at school, families are still encouraged to apply in order to receive additional benefits such as automatic enrollment in 21st Century Scholars and more.

How do I apply for free/reduced lunch?
To apply for free/reduced lunch, follow the steps below or call 812-435-8258 for assistance. You may also reach out to your child’s school for a paper application.

  1. Click here to visit the EVSC’s Food Service website - LINQ Connect.
  2. Click the orange “Register” button and create an account.
  3. Sign in with your new password.
  4. Add your student(s) to your account using their Student ID number, name and birth date. Reach out to your student’s school if you do not know your student’s ID number.
  5. Once you add your student(s), scroll down and click Free/Reduced Application and follow the steps to apply.
What do I do Next?
Once you apply for free/reduced lunch, you will need to create an account through ScholarTrack. ScholarTrack is Indiana’s one-stop shop for state financial aid. To create an account with ScholarTrack, visit scholartrack.che.in.gov and click on Register. Choose an account type (parent) and click Register again and follow the steps to create an account. Note: 21st Century eligible students will remain “pending” until they create a ScholarTrack account.

Contact your school counselor for additional information and assistance on ScholarTrack.

For complete information on Indiana's 21st Century Scholars Program, visit https://learnmoreindiana.org/scholars/