Foundation Hosts Free 21st Century Scholar Success Fest
Local Students Can Enroll, Complete Steps, and More at May 14 Event
The Community Foundation of St. Joseph County will host a free 21st Century Scholar Success Event on Saturday, May 14, from 9 a.m. until noon, at the Community Learning Center in downtown South Bend. This 21st Century Scholar event, which is open to all, will include on-site opportunities to enroll in the program, complete required program (SSP) steps, an employer fair, program representatives and current Scholars to answer questions, ScholarTrack account support, and more.
What is the 21st Century Scholars Program?
The state of Indiana launched the 21st Century Scholars program in 1990 with the goal of helping low-income young Hoosiers earn college degrees. For students who qualify, enroll and complete the program requirements, 21st Century Scholars provides up to four years of undergraduate tuition at Indiana colleges or universities.
Here in St. Joseph County, the Community Foundation is leading a team of 30+ partners in K-12 education, higher education, economic development, and social services in a coordinated effort to INCREASE the number of local students who complete post-secondary degrees through this program AND secure good-paying jobs in the region.
21st Century Scholar Success Fest is part of that effort!
Who should come to 21st Century Scholar Success Fest?
7th and 8th grade students and parents who want to learn more about the program and/or enroll, high school students who need to complete required steps to earn their 21st Century Scholarships, and ANY students who are interested in summer job opportunities!
What can attendees expect?
Free, on-site opportunities to register and complete required program (SSP) steps, an employer fair, program representatives and current Scholars to answer questions, ScholarTrack account support, and more!
When will it be held?
9 a.m. to noon on Saturday, May 14. Drop in any time during the event.
Where will it be located?
The St. Joe County Public Library’s Community Learning Center, 305 S. Michigan St., South Bend, IN 46601. Enter through the main doors at the intersection of Wayne and S. Michigan. Parking is available on street or in the Library’s Visitor Lot (enter off Main St.).
Do I need to register in advance?
Students are not required to register in advance, but if you do pre-register (here’s the link), you’ll have a chance to win one of six $25 Amazon gift cards!
Call the Community Foundation of St. Joseph County, the event host, at 574-232-0041, or email 21stCentury@cfsjc.org.