Eberhart: Future educator scholarship awarded to local students

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | Wednesday, May 2, 2018 1:30 pm

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Several students in Bartholomew, Hancock and Shelby counties planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville).

Eberhart, 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.

“This scholarship is meant to attract and retain high-quality teachers to Hoosier classrooms,” Eberhart said. “Keeping our best and brightest in Indiana to teach our future students will help create a stronger education system in our state. It is great to see so many young Hoosiers entering the teaching profession and I wish them the best.”

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. Eberhart 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 Bartholomew, Hancock and Shelby counties:

Bartholomew County

  • Grace Bowling, Columbus East High School, Indiana University Purdue University Columbus;
  • Tiffany Collins, Columbus East High School, Vincennes University;
  • Whitley Eicher, Columbus East High School, Indiana Wesleyan University;

Hancock County

  • Alexa Mott, Mt Vernon High School, Indiana University Bloomington;
  • Elizabeth Roudebush, New Palestine High School, Ball State University;
  • Alexis Zell, Greenfield-Central High School, Ball State University;

Shelby County

  • Katie Brammer, Shelbyville Senior High School, Indiana University Bloomington;
  • Benjamin Hall, Shelbyville Senior High School, Ball State University; and
  • Alivia Schornick, Southwestern High School, University of Indianapolis.

“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.


State Rep. Sean Eberhart (R-Shelbyville) represents House District 57, which

includes Shelby County and portions of Bartholomew and Hancock counties.


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