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Name Frank O'Bannon Grant Program
Number of Awards
Award Value
Award Type Need-Based Scholarship
Accept Applications Until March 10
Renewable
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Contact Information

Contact State Student Assistance Commission of Indiana
150 W. Market St.
Suite 500
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204
Phone (888)528-4719
Fax
Email grants@ssaci.state.in.us

Scholarship Description

Frank O'Bannon Grant (formerly the Indiana Higher Education Grant) Program, designed to provide access for Hoosier students to attend eligible postsecondary institutions, receives its funding through appropriations made by the Indiana General Assembly. The grants, targeted to tuition and regularly assessed fees, are "need-based" and do not require repayment. Due to variations in appropriations, the number of filers and the "need" of the filer base, the dollar value of state grants will vary from year to year.

Frank O'Bannon Grant (formerly the Indiana Higher Education Grant) includes both the Higher Education Award and the Freedom of Choice Award.

To qualify for state grant consideration the applicant must:
* be an Indiana resident
* be a U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen
* be a high school graduate or hold a GED
* attend, or plan to attend, an eligible college or university
* be enrolled, or plan to enroll, in a course of study leading to an associates or first bachelors degree;
* be a full-time student, or plan to enroll as a full-time student. (The state grant defines full-time as at least 12 credit hours per term); and
* file an application (FAFSA) - receive by March 10 of the year proceeding the academic year the applicant plans to enroll.