New scholarship gives students a second chance

BLOOMINGTON – Ivy Tech’s Bloomington campus recently established The Second Chance Scholarship to assist students. The scholarship provides tuition and fees to selected students who have been terminated from financial aid eligibility due to academic progress, but are close to returning to good academic standing. By establishing this scholarship, Ivy Tech recognizes that sometimes all a student needs is a second chance in order to become successful.

Students must be selected to apply for The Second Chance Scholarship. If a student’s financial aid appeal is denied, a scholarship committee reviews the student’s academic record to determine what the student may need to become successful. Students who are close to returning to good academic standing are invited to apply for The Second Chance Scholarship.

Ten students were awarded scholarships for the spring 2018 semester. Recipients include a student who changed jobs during the semester, resulting in a new work schedule that conflicted with the student’s class schedule. Another recipient was not prepared for the rigor of college classes while balancing childcare, work, and other life commitments.

As Ivy Tech reviews the success of this scholarship project, more scholarships may become available in future semesters.