200 Hoosiers receive teaching scholarships
The Indiana Commission for Higher Education recently awarded 200 scholarships to the fifth class of Next Generation Hoosier Educators.
Selected through a competitive process based on academic achievement and other factors, recipients will receive $7,500 annually (up to $30,000 total) for committing to teach in Indiana for at least five years after graduating college.
“Hard work, passion and academic excellence are just a few characteristics of these future teachers,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We are pleased to award them with a scholarship as they pursue their teaching credentials that will ultimately benefit their students and the state.”
Local scholarship recipients are Katelyn Hamann, Corydon Central High School; Emma Meeks, South Central Junior-Senior High School; and Cora Scott, North Harrison High School.
A total of 439 students applied for the 2021-22 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, with applications from 231 high schools in 84 of Indiana’s 92 counties; 72% of applicants were Indiana high school seniors with the remainder comprised of current college students.
To qualify for the scholarship, students had to either graduate in the highest 20% of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.
To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.