May: Future educator scholarship awarded to local student

Posted by: Brenda Holmes  | Wednesday, May 2, 2018

STATEHOUSE (May 2, 2018) — Lawrence County student Hadley Hawkins was selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford).

May 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 scholarship winners are some of our best and brightest and will go on to make a difference in the lives of young Hoosiers as a teacher,” May said. “It’s important to encourage our high-performing students to enter the field of education.”

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. May 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. Hawkins is attending Bedford North Lawrence High School and plans to pursue a degree in education at Marian University.

“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.

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State Rep. Chris May (R-Bedford) represents House District 65, which includes all of Brown County, most of Lawrence County and parts of Monroe, Jackson and Johnson counties.

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