Judy announces Whitley County student recipient of $7,500 teaching scholarship

Judy announces Whitley County student recipient of $7,500 teaching scholarship

Posted by: Jake Thompson  | Friday, May 1, 2020

STATEHOUSE (May 1, 2020) — According to State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne), Whitko Senior High School student Emalee Duggins recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Duggins will pursue a career in education at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis.

The statewide program awards scholarships to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for at least five years. Recipients receive $7,500 per year for up to four years to obtain a teaching license. The program began in 2017 thanks to legislation Judy supported.

"I am encouraged Emalee took advantage of this opportunity, and would recommend other high school and college students in our community to do the same," Judy said. "This is a great chance for those seeking a career in education. Being able to come away from a collegiate experience with little or no debt is invaluable."

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% of their high school class or earn a score in the top-20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

Judy said recipients must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year in order to continue receiving the four-year renewable scholarship totaling $30,000.

“Congratulations to all 200 students, who are on their way to becoming impactful, future Hoosier teachers,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We know these students have the passion and determination to make a difference in classrooms across the state.”

The 2020-2021 application will be available in the fall. Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for more information.

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State Rep. Chris Judy (R-Fort Wayne) represents House District 83,

which includes portions of Allen and Whitley counties.

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