Davisson: Picking a path to the future

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Friday, July 1, 2016

Congratulations to all recent high school graduates. Now many of these young adults may be asking themselves what the future might hold and how to take the first step as they decide whether to attend college, learn a trade, enter the workforce or join the military.

For those who may be considering college, the state of Indiana offers many scholarship options and tools to help graduates map out their college career. A planner like the one at www.learnmoreindiana.org can help those who are choosing whether to enter to the workforce, learn a trade or pursue a college degree.

Entering the workforce directly out of high school is an option many graduates take. There are multiple job boards out there on the internet, but one specifically for those seeking a career in our state is www.IndianaCareerConnect.com. This site can help one create a resume or help identify local and statewide career options.

Joining the United States armed forces is also an option for recent graduates. There are a variety of ways to serve our country with five active-duty branches and their respective guard and reserve units. Many universities also offer ROTC programs, which allow students to pursue a college degree in their chosen field.

The military then helps pay for college tuition and fees, textbooks and other school expenses. Information on educational benefits and military career options can be found at www.todaysmilitary.com.

One new opportunity for future graduates to keep in mind is a scholarship to help college students who want to become the next generation of Hoosier teachers. Starting in the fall of 2017, 200 top-performing high school students will be awarded scholarships if they commit to teaching in Indiana upon graduation. They can receive up to $30,000 over four years for tuition to attend accredited colleges and universities in Indiana. This scholarship will help ensure that we keep Hoosier teachers in Indiana schools.

As always, please contact me with questions or input at 317-232-9753 or by email at h73@iga.in.gov. I appreciate hearing from members of the community in order to better represent our district. Stay up-to-date with the work being done at the Statehouse by signing up to receive my email updates at www.iga.in.gov/h73.

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Rep. Steve Davisson represents parts of Washington, Orange, Lawrence, Jackson, Clark and Harrison counties.

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