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Scholarship Applications Available For Future Indiana Teachers

Posted On September 05, 2017

By Travis Thayer

(Indianapolis, Ind.) – Aspiring Indiana teachers may now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.

Created in 2016, the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship program offers 200 renewable scholarships of $7,500 each year to students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years upon graduation.

The scholarship program was authored by House Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis) in an attempt to address a perceived teacher shortage in the state

““Educators have the incredible ability to inspire our Hoosier children and develop the skills of our future leaders,” Bosma said. “This scholarship reflects our statewide goal of encouraging more high-achieving students to pursue a worthwhile and fulfilling career in the classroom.”

Last year, a total of 642 students applied from 274 high schools in 85 counties. The initial 200 recipients began using the scholarship in August.

To be eligible for the scholarship, students must graduate in the highest 20 percent of their class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

In addition, students interested in applying need to be nominated by a teacher and submit a nomination form with their application. Applications are available at www.ScholarTrack.IN.gov.

The application deadline is November 30.