Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

 

 

 

 

 



PROGRAM DESCRIPTION

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides 200 high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, students agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana school or repay the corresponding, prorated amount of the scholarship.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • Must be an Indiana resident
  • Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen
  • Must be a current high school senior or college student in Indiana
  • Must have graduated or will graduate from an Indiana accredited high school or non-accredited nonpublic high school
  • Must be able to utilize the scholarship for at least two full academic years (effective for Fall 2017-2018 applicants)
  • Must rank in the top 20% of high school graduating class or have a top 20% ACT or SAT score
  • Must currently attend or plan to attend an eligible Indiana institution as a full-time student
    • In some cases, degree-seeking students may use the scholarship during the summer while enrolled part-time. Refer to the specific guidelines for using the scholarship during summer terms.
  • Must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would enable the student to teach at eligible Indiana school after college graduation
  • Must obtain a license to teach in Indiana and serve as a teacher in an eligible Indiana school for five consecutive years after college graduation
  • Must maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, complete 30 credit hours per year or their equivalent and meet all other requirements established by their program to renew the scholarship
  • Must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Must not be in overpayment or default on a federal student loan or grant
  • Must complete the service requirement or have all funds provided converted to a loan that must be repaid

**Priority will be given to students graduating high school although current college students are eligible to apply.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

HOW TO APPLY

The application for the 2018-19 academic year will be available beginning September 1, 2017 and will close on November 30, 2017.

  • Review the Application Procedures prior to applying
  • Complete the Nomination Form
  • Submit a complete and clean FAFSA (please allow 5-7 business days for processing)
  • Submit a complete Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Application through ScholarTrack

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU APPLY

  • The deadline for submitting the 2018-19 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application is November 30, 2017.
  • After the application deadline passes, the Commission will review all applications and select scholarship finalists by January 5, 2018.
    • Finalists must participate in the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship interview process.
    • Finalists will be offered a pre-selected interview date and location and will only be allowed to change their interview date or location for circumstances beyond the applicant’s control.
  • After the finalist interviews, the Commission will notifiy scholarship recipients in April 2018 that they have received the scholarship for the 2018-19 academic year.

Please direct any questions about the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship to NextTeacher@che.in.gov