Indiana University Northwest is the recipient of a 2022 School and Community Partnership Grant from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. The grant is designed to bring together K-12 schools, postsecondary institutions, employers, and community partners to plan and implement supportive efforts for students of all ages to complete education and training beyond high school.
IU Northwest will use its funds to host the #M.O.N.E.Y. planning workshop on Saturday, Apr 23, for current Indiana 21st Century Scholars and their parents, and those interested in learning more about the program. The event will take place in the Bergland Auditorium from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Dr. Dorothy Frink, associate vice chancellor for Enrollment Management encourages middle and high school students to attend and enroll in the 21st Century Scholars Program. Income-eligible students enrolled in the program can earn up to $40,000 for their college education. Families can register for the #M.O.N.E.Y. planning workshop at iun.edu/MoneyEvent
The School and Community Partnership Grant is designed to support collaborative efforts focused on three main college and career readiness priorities:
- Completing the 21st Century Scholars’ Scholar Success Program and maintaining academic eligibility with at least a 2.5 grade point average on a 4-point scale;
- Family engagement programming focused on college and career readiness, including enrollment in the 21st Century Scholars program and the Workforce Ready Grant; and
- Pre-college and postsecondary professional development focused on Indiana’s college achievement gap.
Grant funding is made possible through Indiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP).