The Project 21 Scholarship Program at Casino Aztar is part of an industry-wide initiative to stop casino gambling by people under the age of 21.

Casino Aztar supports this initiative by using one of the best tools available – education. Project 21 encourages young people to educate other young people that it is not permissible in Indiana to gamble in a casino under the age of 21. Students between the ages of 17 and 21 are given the chance to design, create and submit a poster, video or written essay about underage gambling. Three $2,000 scholarships are awarded annually to the best entries.

Students may submit their poster, video or written essay no later than April 26, 2013, to Angela Patton, Casino Aztar’s Community Relations & Service Manager. Complete details are available at Go to PROMOTIONS > CASINO PROMOTIONS > PROJECT 21 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM.

Evansville-area high schools, technical schools, and colleges have participated in this scholarship program over the past several years. Casino Aztar has awarded over $36,000 in scholarships to students from Mater Dei High School, Reitz High School, North High School, Harrison High School, Central High School, Signature High School, Evansville Day School, North Knox High School, and Pike Central High School.

For more information, contact Stacey McNeill, Casino Aztar Director of Marketing at 812-433-4069 or