McNamara: Deadline to apply for educator scholarship is fast approaching

Posted by: Jessica Baker  | Tuesday, December 13, 2016

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 13, 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. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville).

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

“Over the course of my time spent in Indiana’s education system, I have come across many inspiring teachers, and to see the effect they have on students who may be struggling is nothing short of amazing,” McNamara said. “This scholarship will help attract the highest achieving high school seniors and current college students to a career that not only will be challenging academically, but also will pay off every time they see a student of theirs succeed.”

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 for information and to submit an application before the deadline on Dec. 31.



State Rep. Wendy McNamara (R-Evansville) represents House District 76,
which includes portions of Posey and Vanderburgh counties.

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