If you are considering earning a degree in education, we have great news for you!

Thanks to efforts led by House Speaker Brian Bosma, a new law created a unique scholarship program, offering up to $7,500 per year of college for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degrees.

Both incoming and current college students studying education can apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

The scholarship is available to 200 students across the state who either graduate in the top 20 percent of their class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year to continue earning the scholarship in college.

Students interested in applying need to be nominated by a teacher and submit the nomination form to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students are encouraged to complete the nomination form before the application opens.

This scholarship encourages our best and brightest to enter the teaching profession, further improving the overall quality of education in our state.

For more information visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher.