Applications open for Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

The Indiana Commission for Higher Education is accepting applications for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, which provides up to $30,000 in financial aid to aspiring teachers.

Top-performing high school and college students who are planning to teach in Indiana for at least five years can receive up to $7,500 per year of college (up to $30,000 total) from the scholarship. Interested students are encouraged to act quickly as there are only 200 scholarships available.

Students should apply by Jan. 31 at

To qualify for the scholarship, students must meet one of the following academic requirements: Rank in the top 20% of their high school graduating class, have a top 20th percentile score on the ACT (26) or SAT (1130) or have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale.

To continue earning the scholarship while in college, students must annually file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year. Additionally, current college students who apply must be able to use the scholarship for at least two full academic years.

The commission will review all applications and notify applicants of their scholarship status via email by March 24.

Last year, a total of 627 students applied with applications from 304 high schools in 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties. More than three-quarters of applicants were Indiana high school seniors with the remainder comprised of current college students.

Entering its seventh year, the scholarship is making a difference in building Indiana’s teacher pipeline. Nearly 90% of scholarship recipients from the inaugural 2017 cohort are either continuing their education or are already in the classroom actively making an impact on Hoosier students.

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