Davisson: Future educator scholarship awarded to local students

Posted by: Abigail Campbell  | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Several students in Clark, Jackson and Orange counties planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Steve Davisson (R-Salem).

Davisson, who supported legislation creating this scholarship program, said the scholarship is awarded to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years. Recipients will receive $7,500 per year for up to four years to obtain a teaching license.

“Educators motivate and help shape the character of our future leaders,” Davisson said. “This scholarship encourages young students pursuing a teaching degree to stay in Indiana. In addition to their own academic accomplishments, these recipients should be proud of their commitment to both the teaching profession and the state of Indiana.”

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is available to 200 high-achieving high school and college students each year who either graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top-20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Davisson said in order for students to continue receiving the scholarship in college, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.

More than 500 students applied, and 200 scholarships were recently awarded to highly qualified students across the state, including these recipients from Clark, Jackson and Orange counties:

Clark County

  • Trevor Cox, Scottsburg Senior High School, Indiana State University;
  • Ethan English, Jeffersonville High School, Indiana Wesleyan University;
  • Kaitlyn Hellinger, Our Lady of Providence High School, Marian University;
  • Jonathan Largent, Jeffersonville High School, University of Indianapolis;

Jackson County

  • Madison Jones, Brownstown Central High School, Indiana University-Southeast;
  • Chloe Smith, Seymour Senior High School, Indiana University Purdue University-Columbus; and

Orange County

  • Harley Shipman, Springs Valley Community High School, University of Southern Indiana.

“We’re encouraged to have so many driven, passionate students applying for this teacher scholarship, and we look forward to the positive impact they will have in classrooms and school communities across Indiana,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers.

The 2019-2020 application will be available beginning in the fall. Visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for more information.


Rep. Steve Davisson represents Washington County, and portions

of Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties. 

A high-resolution photo of Davisson can be downloaded by clicking here.