The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded 200 scholarships to the sixth class of Next Generation Hoosier Educators.
Selected through a competitive process based on academic achievement and additional 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.
A total of 627 students applied for the 2022-23 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, a 43 percent increase in submitted applications compared to last year. Applications were received from learners representing 270 high schools in 86 of Indiana’s 92 counties. Additionally, 75 percent 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 top 20 percent of their high school class, earn a score in the 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT, or have at least a 3.5 cumulative GPA.
To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year. Around the area in Daviess County.. Hannah Bennington North Daviess Jr-Sr High School will attend Ball State University, Noah Meece Washington High School (Washington) to attend Indiana State University , Paige Byrd Washington High School (Washington) attending University of Southern Indiana. Dubois County Grace Weidenbenner Jasper High School, University of Southern Indiana, Grant Levy Jasper High School will be attending Oakland City University, Kaitlyn Henke Jasper High School will be attending Indiana University Bloomington, and Nicole Haefling Northeast Dubois Jr/Sr High School will attend WGU Indiana. In perry county.. Perry Andrew Bishop Perry Central Jr-Sr High School attending Indiana University Bloomington, Hannah Jones Tell City Jr-Sr High School will attend Indiana University Southeast, Kara Neyenhaus Perry Central Jr-Sr High School will attend Indiana University Southeast. In spencer county, Emily Forston Heritage Hills High School will attend Ball State University, and Michaela Gogel Heritage Hills High School will attend University of Southern Indiana.