GiaQuinta: Paying for your education

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The cost of going to college or enrolling in career training programs is often the only thing stopping an individual from taking the next step toward a better career and a more successful future.

The state has scholarships, grants and programs available for students of all ages to help offset some of the costs of higher education and career training. I have provided information about these programs below. I will continue to support efforts to make college and career training affordable and attainable for all Hoosiers. Please note eligibility requirements exist for each program. A complete list of requirements can be found on the Indiana Commission for Higher Education website:

21st Century Scholarship

Up to 4 years of paid tuition for students who demonstrate financial need, academic success and a commitment to the ideals of the program

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Apply in 7th/8th grade; deadline is June 30 immediately following 8th grade; Children in foster care may apply after 8th grade

William A. Crawford Minority Teacher Scholarship

Scholarships for minority students planning to teach in an accredited school in Indiana


Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

Provides up to $7,500 per year for high school and college students who are high-achieving and pursuing careers in education

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall 2018 to be eligible for the 2019-2020 academic year

Mitch Daniels Early Graduation Scholarship

A one-time grant for students who graduate from a public high school at least one year early to use on college tuition, fees and other expenses


Military/Veteran and Public Safety Officer Scholarships and Grants

There are a number of scholarships and grants available to veterans, military personnel, public safety officers and their children

APPLICATION DEADLINE: For a list of programs and grants available, visit

Workforce Ready Grant

Pays tuition and mandatory fees for qualifying high-value certificates in specific fields at Ivy Tech Community College or Vincennes University

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Accepted year round

Adult Student Grant

A $2,000 renewable grant that helps adults continue or start a college education

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Accepted year round

Frank O’Bannon Grant

A need-based grant used for tuition and fees


EARN Indiana

A work-study program for college students with financial need to earn real-world experience and funds for college expenses

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Accepted year round

Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities

Stipend for minority students to participate in student teaching or a school administration internship as part of their degree requirements

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall Term: Oct. 4 / Spring Term: Jan. 31

Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields

A stipend for students planning to teach in a high-need field such as middle school or high school math, science or special education

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Fall Term: Oct. 4 / Spring Term: Jan. 31

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