Deadline Approaches to Apply for Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

Students interested in becoming teachers have until November 30, 2018 to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Now in its third year, the scholarship provides up to $7,500 each year of college (up to $30,000 total) for top performing Hoosier students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degrees.

“We know that having prepared teachers in the classroom is the key factor affecting students’ academic success,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “This scholarship is designed to attract Indiana’s best and brightest to the teaching profession while inspiring a new generation of Hoosier educators.”

To qualify, students must either graduate in the highest 20 percent 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 GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year. Current freshmen and sophomore college students are also eligible for the scholarship, but priority will be given to high school students.

Each year, 200 Next Generation Hoosier Educators scholarships are awarded to students across the state in a competitive process based on academic achievement, teacher nomination and an interview process. Last year, a total of 510 students applied, with applications coming from 231 high schools in 86 of the Indiana’s 92 counties.

Interested students should apply by Nov. 30, 2018 at ScholarTrack.IN.gov. The Commission will select finalists by Jan. 4, 2019 to be interviewed at regional sites across the state. Students selected to receive the scholarship will be notified by April 5, 2019.

Visit www.in.gov/che/ for more information and to apply