Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett will today unveil a new toolkit and resources to help Marion County schools boost enrollment in Indiana’s 21st Century Scholars program. Hogsett will also honor an Indianapolis middle school for being the only one in Marion County to enroll 100 percent of its eligible students in the program.
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education’s 21st Century Scholars Program aims to help income-eligible Indiana students with up to four years of paid tuition at certain in-state schools. Hogsett’s office says Northwest Middle School successfully enrolled all of its eligible students into the initiative, wile county-wide, only 51 percent of eligible students enroll to receive aid.
Hogsett will be joined by Indianapolis Public Schools Superintendent Aleesia Johnson, Northwest Middle School Principal Phil Shults and Indy Achieves Executive Director Matt Impink at Monday morning’s event.