STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Area students in Clay, Monroe and Vigo counties planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute).
Heaton, 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.
“The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship program is one tool of many we are using to retain the state’s top-performing students while encouraging them to enter the teaching profession,” Heaton said. “I’m optimistic these bright individuals will go on to inspire our youth to do great things for our community in the future.”
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. Heaton 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 Clay, Monroe and Vigo counties:
“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. Bob Heaton (R-Terre Haute) represents House District 46,
which includes portions of Owen, Clay, Vigo and Monroe counties.
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