Supporting future Hoosier educators

Supporting future Hoosier educators

Friday, October 15, 2021

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is encouraging high-achieving high school and college students who are planning to teach in Indiana for at least five years to apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship program.

Created by the General Assembly in 2016, this scholarship provides a $7,500 scholarship each year for four academic years (up to $30,000 total). Those interested should act quickly, as there are only 200 scholarships available. The deadline to apply is Jan. 30, 2022.

To qualify for the scholarship, students must have either graduated in the top 20% of their high school class or earned a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT (1190) or ACT (26). To continue earning the scholarship while in college, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year, earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year. Any current college students must be able to use the scholarship for at least two full academic years if they apply.

Nearly 90% of scholarship recipients from 2017 are either continuing their education or have already become licensed teachers in Indiana.

The commission will review all applications and notify applicants of their scholarship status via email by March 28, 2022.

If you are interested in applying, click here.