Ellington: 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. Jeff Ellington (R-Bloomington).

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

“Our state will benefit if we can encourage first-rate educators, like those coming out of Indiana University, to stay right here and teach future generations,” Ellington said. “The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship can also help decrease the financial burden placed on those entering college.”

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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State Rep. Jeff Ellington represents House District 62, which includes

portions of Greene, Monroe, Martin and Daviess counties.

 

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