Indianapolis Urban League

Project Ready: College Readiness & STEM


2021 Scholarships

Project Ready and Project Ready Mentor Program

Applications for the Indianapolis Urban League’s 2021 Project Ready and Project Ready Mentor Program Scholarship, awarding $1,000 to two eligible program seniors at each program site, are being accepted March 31 through 5:00 p.m. Friday, April 30, 2021.

Click to download 2021 Project Ready and Project Ready Mentor Program Scholarship Application

A current high school senior enrolled in the Project Ready and Project Ready Mentor Program at a participating high school of Arsenal Technical, Ben Davis, Shortridge and Warren Central high schools, and the Renaissance School.

Contact your Site Coordinator with questions.

Arsenal Technical High School
JaMarcus Walker, Site Coordinator

Ben Davis High School
Cierra Hill, Site Coordinator

Shortridge High School
Daesha Smith, Site Coordinator

Warren Central High School and The Rennaisance School
Arnetta Scruggs, Site Coordinator

Program History

In April 2008, the Indianapolis Urban League (IUL) received a two-year grant from the National Urban League to implement the Project Ready (PR) Curriculum in Indianapolis. The Indianapolis affiliate is one of the original eight Project Ready sites nationwide.

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“As food and knowledge is essential to the soul, so is mentorship! Working with the Indianapolis Urban League gives me the opportunity to reach back to help guide our youth to make wise decisions for their futures. In this day and age of Covid-19, uncertain futures, challenging college admissions, and unstable homes, I know that the mission and work of the Urban League is vital more than ever. I only hope that I may be a beacon of light in my community to help mentor young adults one by one. I appreciate the opportunity and I fully support organizations like IUL which uplift youth in America,” said Peters.

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Gary D. Peters, Project Ready Mentor

Project Ready STEM

School (Charter Schools USA) and Creston Intermediate Academy and Creston Middle School co-located in Warren Township. The primary purpose of the After School STEM Initiative is to provide opportunities for academic enrichment to meet state and local student academic achievement standards as well as exposure to and hands-on Science activities and exposure to STEM careers. The first year pilot was provided through a grant from The Comcast Foundation. The 2015-17 year activities were jointly funded by The Comcast Foundation and USA Funds. The 2017-18 school year is being funded buy Comcast and LEI.