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Knox Community School Corporation Receives School and Community Partnership Grant

The Knox Community School Corporation has been named as one of thirteen local organizations in the State of Indiana to receive a School and Community Partnership Grant.  The grant will be used by the school corporation for advertising and materials support for virtual 21st Century Scholars enrollment labs, virtual FAFSA meetings and SAT testing days.

The School and Community Partnership Grant is designed to support collaborative efforts of the state’s college and career readiness priorities, including:

1. Completing the 21st Century Scholars’ Scholar Success Program and maintaining academic eligibility with at least a 2.5 grade point average;
2. Family engagement programming, including enrollment in the 21st Century Scholars program and promotion of the state’s Next Level Jobs program; and
3. Pre-college and postsecondary professional development, focused on Indiana’s college achievement gap.

Funding for the School and Community Partnership Grant is made possible through Indiana Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP). Led by a team of staff from Purdue University and the Commission, one of the primary goals of Indiana GEAR UP is to increase the number of students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.

For more information about the School and Community Partnership Grant, visit