STATEHOUSE (May 18, 2017) — Local students planning to pursue a career in education are among the recipients of this year’s Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship, according to State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero).
Cook co-authored legislation creating this scholarship program last year to help incentivize top-performing students to pursue a career teaching in Hoosier classrooms.
“I want to congratulate these hard-working students on receiving this scholarship that will help them pursue their degree in education,” said Cook, vice-chair of the House Committee on Education. “This opportunity allows these individuals to go into the teaching profession with a bit of financial help.”
According to Cook, the Next Generation Hoosier Educator 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. 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.
Over 600 students applied, and 200 scholarships were awarded to highly qualified students across the state, including these recipients from Delaware, Grant, Hamilton, Howard and Madison counties:
“The Commission wants to congratulate all 200 of the students who were chosen to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educator Scholarship,” Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers said. “We were encouraged by the high-quality applicants and know these future teachers will have a positive impact in Indiana classroom.”
The 2018-2019 application will be available beginning in the fall. Visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for more information.
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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