Rep. Schaibley: Deadline to apply for educator scholarship is fast approaching

Posted by: Hannah Carlock  | Thursday, December 8, 2016 12:42 pm

STATEHOUSE (Dec. 8, 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. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel).

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

“The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship will help incentivize our best and brightest students to stay in Indiana and support our educational system,” Schaibley said. “Working together we can help ensure the future generation of students have more teachers who inspire them to learn and grow.”

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 www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for information and to submit an application before the deadline on Dec. 31.

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State Rep. Donna Schaibley (R-Carmel) represents House District 24,
which includes portions of Boone and Hamilton counties.

A high-resolution photo of Schaibley can be downloaded by clicking here.