Culver: Deadline to apply for educator scholarship is fast approaching

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, December 14, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 14, 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. Wes Culver (R-Goshen).

Culver supported the creation of this scholarship to help incentivize top-performing students to pursue a career teaching in Hoosier classrooms.

“Investing in our teachers will keep our schools and students moving in the right direction,” Culver said. “The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship is designed to attract high-quality educators to Indiana’s classrooms. These funds will help those studying education by lessening their financial burden.”

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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Rep. Wes Culver (R-Goshen) represents House District 49, which includes portions of Elkhart County.

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