Hamilton County is home to great schools and teachers who are making a positive impact on our children’s lives. Students who want to follow in the footsteps of their influential teachers and become an educator themselves are encouraged to apply for a Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship to help save on college costs.
The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is awarded annually to 200 top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years. Recipients receive $7,500 per year for up to four years, which significantly helps cut college costs for those preparing to enter the teaching profession. To qualify, applicants need to either graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.
To continue receiving the scholarship while in college, recipients must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year
Those in our community who want to be a teacher or who are currently pursuing a degree in education should consider applying for a Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship before the Nov. 30 deadline.
For more information and to apply, visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher.
I also ask for our community to pray for State Rep. Tim Brown of Crawfordsville as he continues recovering from a motorcycle crash that occurred in Michigan on Sept. 12. State Rep. Mike Speedy of Indianapolis, who was traveling with him, was thankfully unharmed. Tim is a dear friend and colleague who I have served with in the legislature for many years. Please keep him, his family and Rep. Speedy in your thoughts and prayers.
-Kathy Kreag Richardson is a Republican State Representative from District 29, which includes Noblesville, and has served in the legislature since 1992. She also is the elections administrator for Hamilton County. You may contact her at h29@in.gov