Cook: Deadline to apply for educator scholarship is fast approaching

Posted by: Devan Strebing  | Monday, December 12, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 12, 2016) — The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship, paying $7,500 per year for students pursuing a career in education, is Dec. 31, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).

Cook supported and was a co-author of this scholarship to help incentivize top-performing students to pursue a career teaching in Hoosier classrooms.

“The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship works to encourage the best and brightest students to pursue a career in education, with up to $7,500 per year to help pay tuition,” Cook said. “Keeping dedicated educators in Hoosier classrooms is critical to student success and Indiana’s future.”

The scholarship is available to 200 high-achieving high school and college students each year who either graduate in the top 20 percent of their class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. While in college, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year to continue receiving the grant. The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship pays $7,500 per year for up to four years to students who obtain their teaching license and commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years.

Eligible students must be nominated by a teacher and submit their nomination form to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students can visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for information and to submit an application before the deadline on Dec. 31.

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State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton

County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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