The Harrison County Community Foundation (HCCF) is committing $60,000 to be shared by the three Harrison County public school corporations for this school year. The amount is based on the percentage of the corporations’ eligible eighth-grade students who have enrolled in the Evan Bayh 21st Century Scholars Program and are confirmed and accepted by the State of Indiana. These funds are available for the schools to use to enhance extracurricular student experiences, such as academic competitions; artistic activities such as band, choir or drama club; after-prom events and student achievement incentives.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program began in 1990 to ensure every Hoosier student can afford a college degree. Eligible students who keep the Scholar Pledge receive a scholarship to help pay for their college education.

Parents of seventh- and eighth-grade students will want to make sure their children take advantage of this scholarship opportunity, and school personnel will want to capture as much extracurricular money as possible.

For more information about HCCF’s 21st Century Scholars Incentive Program for Harrison County school corporations, contact Anna Curts, Grants Manager, at 812-738-6668 or annac@hccfindiana.org. To learn more about Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars Program, visit scholars.in.gov.

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