Morrison: Rockville student receives $7,500 teaching scholarship

Posted by: Wade Coggeshall  | Wednesday, April 22, 2020

STATEHOUSE (April 22, 2020) — A Park Heritage High School student pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil).

Kara Hayes, of Rockville, is one of 200 scholarship recipients. She will attend Purdue University. More than 350 students applied.

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 supported by Morrison.

"It's great to see so many students use this scholarship toward a rewarding career," Morrison said. "We owe it to our children to recruit capable teachers to lead Indiana's classrooms and prepare students for 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% of their high school class or earn a score in the top-20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

Morrison 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. Alan Morrison (R-Brazil) represents House District 42,
which includes all of Vermillion County and portions of Clay,
Fountain, Parke, Vigo and Warren counties.
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