Career Scholarship Account Application Now Open for Indiana High School Students

CSA program expands opportunities for student work-based learning and apprenticeships.

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INDIANAPOLIS – The State of Indiana is now accepting applications for students to participate in the Career Scholarship Account (CSA) program during the 2024-25 school year.

The first-in-the-nation CSA program provides $5,000 annually for 10th through 12th grade students enrolled in eligible work-based learning programs, including internships, apprenticeships, applied learning experiences and credential attainment experiences.

Indiana’s CSA program provides all students the opportunity to explore their interests, gain hands-on experience and build skills that will ensure a seamless transition from high school to higher education and quality careers.

CSA funds can be used to cover eligible expenses in the following categories:

  • Enrollment fees for courses, sequences, apprenticeships or programs of study;
  • Career coaching and navigation services;
  • Postsecondary education and training;
  • Transportation and equipment; and
  • Certification and credentialing examinations. 

“In K-12 education, we have an incredible opportunity to help every student find their purpose, know their value and understand the possibilities for their life’s path,” said Dr. Katie Jenner, Indiana Secretary of Education. “In order to maximize the four years of high school, we must work together to ensure more students have access to quality experiences that set them up for success, including high-quality work-based learning and educational attainment opportunities. Indiana’s CSA program is one way to remove barriers, such as transportation, and ensure more students have the opportunity to experience careers and earn a credential of value while still in high school.”

Students at any Indiana high school are encouraged to apply. Applications for the 2024-2025 school year will be accepted through Tuesday, October 1. Visit the student resources page for additional information on the CSA program, eligibility requirements and to access the student application. 

Additional details on how funds may be used can be found here.

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