TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTHI) - A new award is in action at Indiana State University. They are one of only three schools in Indiana to receive the student success grant.
The university is using the money to expose students to the field they want to work in. For Emily Miller, her goal is to become a detective. She’s a freshman and a 21st Century Scholar. She’s studying criminology and criminal justice.
She recognizes that learning her strengths as a freshman, will set her apart later. That's why she's attending workshops at ISU to make these connections.
"I think a high school diploma only gets you so far,” said Miller. “I want to do the most that I can, so by having more of a degree I’ll be able to help more than just say a high school diploma, going through the academy and working their way up from there.”
The grant will be used for networking events and workshops for students in the 21st Century Scholarship Program. It’s designed for 75 freshmen and sophomores pursuing arts and sciences degrees.
This helps low-income students earn a college degree.
"Career readiness is increasingly important. It's getting national attention; it's getting state attention," said Josh Powers, associate vice president of academic affairs at Indiana State. "We wanted to see if we could link the good work we're doing with 21st Century scholars with an intentional career readiness opportunity for a particular subset of 21st Century Scholars that are in the College of Arts and Sciences."