Educator scholarship deadline Jan. 31

The deadline to apply for Indiana’s Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarships is Jan. 31.

High school or college students planning to teach in Indiana for at least five years can apply for a $7,500 scholarship per year of college (up to $30,000 total) through the program.

There are 200 scholarships available. Interested students may apply at

To qualify for the scholarship, students must have graduated in the top 20% of their high school class or earned a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT (1220) or ACT (26).

To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative grade-point average and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.

Current college students who apply must be able to use the scholarship for at least two full academic years.

“The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is designed to help future educators fund their education and provide Indiana students with motivated, quality teachers,” Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers said in a news release. “We look forward to the positive impact these educators will have on their students and on Indiana’s teacher pipeline.”

The commission will review all applications and notify applicants of their scholarship status via email by March 19.

There were 367 students applicants for 2020-21 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarships with applications from 213 high schools in 82 of Indiana’s 92 counties. More than 83% of applicants were Indiana high school seniors with the remainder comprised of current college students.

Former Indiana House Speaker Brian Bosma authored legislation that created the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. The legislation received bipartisan support during the 2016 legislative session. While the majority of the inaugural 2017 cohort will graduate this spring, more than 40 scholarship recipients have already become licensed teachers.

Visit learnmore for information on how to apply and follow #NextTeacher on social media. Questions may be directed to [email protected]

Stipend applications closing soon

Applications for two additional teacher scholarships also will close Jan. 31:

Earline S. Rogers Student Teaching Stipend for Minorities — Open to minority students (Black or Hispanic) who will participate in student teaching or a school administration internship as part of their degree requirements.

Student Teaching Stipend for High-Need Fields — Available to students planning to teach special education or math at either the middle or high school level. Eligible students can receive up to $4,000 per stipend or $8,000 if awarded both.

For questions about state financial aid, students can contact the Indiana Commission for Higher Education at 888-528-4719 or [email protected]