IPS centralizes, relaunches scholarship program
Indianapolis Public Schools and the IPS Foundation are centralizing funding to offer students an easier way to apply for up to $100,000 in annual financial assistance. The partners say the new program, called the IPS Foundation Scholarship Program, will offer funds to students at each of the four district-managed high schools assistance with college or postsecondary training.
“The IPS Foundation is thrilled to have this opportunity to impact the lives of so many IPS students as they move on to successfully start their postsecondary education,” said Stephannie Bailey, chief executive officer of the foundation.
IPS and the foundation say they’ve been working to streamline the funds, which were previously overseen by various departments and schools throughout the district, to broaden its impact.
“This effort to consolidate scholarship funds and make them more readily available to all IPS students means more IPS students will be able to access certifications and degrees without carrying debt,” said Melody Coryell, executive director of postsecondary readiness for IPS. “In this environment, it’s increasingly important that IPS students complete the FAFSA application and apply for scholarships, as well as take advantage of their school’s supports for planning their path to a fulfilling life of their choosing.”
IPS says the scholarship program will also be available to students at schools that award accomplishment or future interest in specific career and extracurricular areas, as well as students attending IPS Innovation Network high schools.
The first application cycle window is open now through March 29. Awardees will be announced in May.
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