Scholarship available for aspiring educators

Posted by: Lydia Kirschner  | Friday, September 28, 2018 10:43 am

STATEHOUSE (Sept. 28, 2018) — Current high school seniors planning to pursue a degree in education can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to area lawmakers.

The scholarship provides $7,500 a year for a maximum of four years to 200 students who attend an Indiana college or university.

“Encouraging more high-achieving students to pursue a career in teaching can benefit future generations of Hoosier children,” said State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero). “As a former school administrator, I have observed firsthand the positive impact a highly effective teacher can have on a child’s early education. The quality of the teacher in the classroom is the most significant factor impacting a child’s learning.”

Applicants must be in the top 20 percent of their high school graduating class or have earned a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Recipients must commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years upon graduation.

“Universities throughout the state offer great, top-rated teaching programs,” said State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo). “Given the rising costs of college, this scholarship can help future educators lessen the financial burden of obtaining a degree so when they graduate they can focus on what they’re truly passionate about, which is teaching children.”

“The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship encourages students to pursue an education career in Indiana,” said State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City). “Hoosier teachers are a vital part of our great state. Educators help students to be successful in the classroom as well as life outside of school.”

Interested students should be nominated by a teacher and submit a nomination form with their application, which is available at College students currently studying education may also apply as long as they graduated from an Indiana accredited high school or non-accredited nonpublic high school.

For more information and to apply before the Nov. 30 deadline, visit


State Rep. Tony Cook (R-Cicero) represents House District 32, which includes all of Tipton

County and portions of Hamilton, Madison, Delaware, Howard and Grant counties.

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


State Rep. Mike Karickhoff (R-Kokomo) represents House District 30,
which includes portions of Grant and Howard counties. 

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


State Rep. Kevin Mahan (R-Hartford City) represents House District 31, which includes

Blackford County and portions of Delaware, Grant and Wells counties.

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