Heine: Deadline to apply for educator scholarship is fast approaching

Posted by: Nick Seifer  | 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. Dave Heine (R-New Haven).

“Investing in the next generation of teachers will help keep our schools and students moving in the right direction,” Heine said. “This scholarship will help lessen some of the financial burden of attending a college or university. We hope that the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship will retain high-quality educators here in our state.”

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.

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. Dave Heine (R-New Haven) represents portions of eastern Allen County.

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