Scholar Enrollment Update

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21st Century Scholar Update

Project Leadership began the 2021-2022 enrollment in the 21st Century Scholar Program with Fall semester in-school presentations open to all students.  We provided information to 510 students, either during the presentations or through the delivery of information packets to their parents. By the end of the Fall semester 32% of eligible students have been enrolled in the Scholar program.

We have finished our Spring semester presentations at the schools to the students who are not yet enrolled.  Currently, our seventh-grade students (2027 Cohort) stand at 26% Scholar enrollment, which is only 1 out of 4 eligible students.

Of our eighth-grade students (2026 Cohort) 54% are currently enrolled.


May 2022 Update 2026 Cohort 2027 Cohort
School Eligible Enrolled Percentage Eligible Enrolled Percentage
Burris 14 10 71% 16 5 31%
Northside 117 87 74% 114 46 40%
Southside 138 50 36% 105 11 10%
All Schools 269 147 54% 235 62 26%


Considering the average college tuition, this year is $10,000, the 21st Century Scholarships for our Burris, Northside, and Southside students represent $20,400,000 in college tuition payments over 4 years.

The enrollment period ends on June 30, 2022, for the 2021-2022 school year. Our eighth-grade students must be enrolled in the program before then to qualify for the college tuition scholarship, so their window of time is narrowing quickly. We recommend that our seventh-grade students also enroll now and secure their status as Scholars.  Don’t delay, sign up today! Reach out to Project Leadership at 765-896-8616 or 765-651-0650.

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