Rep. Bartels announces Perry County recipient of $7,500 teaching scholarship

Posted by: Jordan Wallace  | Thursday, April 23, 2020

STATEHOUSE (April 23, 2020) — Tell City High School senior Emma Baur recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty).

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 of college to obtain a teaching license. The program began as a result of a law passed in 2017.

"Our teachers are the very best of our state," Bartels said. "This scholarship fund supports future educators, like Emma, by alleviating some of the financial burdens of college so she can focus on sharing her passion of learning with our students."

According to Bartels, 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.

Baur was among more than 350 students who applied statewide. She plans on attending the University of Southern Indiana this fall.

Bartels 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 for more information.


State Rep. Stephen Bartels (R-Eckerty) represents House District 74,
which includes portions of Spencer, Dubois, Perry, Crawford and Orange counties.
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