Commission accepting nominations


Tribune staff reports

Indiana is celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 21st Century Scholars program by recognizing individuals and groups who have supported and most benefited from the scholarship program.

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting nominations in three award categories through Aug. 28.

The Distinguished Alumni Award recognizes an outstanding 21st Century Scholars alumnus for professional achievements, contributions to society and continued support to the program. Nomination forms are online at They are open to any alumnus who has successfully earned a postsecondary credential.

The Outstanding Partner Award recognizes a school, community organization or other partner for its impact and contributions to the program. Any school, nonprofit, business, foundation or governmental agency may submit a nomination at

The Champion Award recognizes an individual who has made an essential contribution to the success of the program and the students it serves. Nomination forms are online at They are open to parents, family members, mentors, school personnel, current or alumni scholars — anyone who has advanced the program’s mission of college and career readiness and student success.

Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program began in 1990 to ensure that every Hoosier student can afford the opportunity a college degree provides. For information, visit

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