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September 2019

Scholarships for nontraditional female students

Are you a woman heading back to school to advance your career? Deciding to go back to school after taking time off can be daunting, but it is never too late to learn something new. To help you along the way, the Indiana Political Organization for Women’s Education and Representation (POWER) offers scholarships to nontraditional female students whose education was delayed or interrupted.

Women who are returning to school after a hiatus, changing careers, and seeking advancement in their careers or work lives, as well as stay-at-home moms entering the workplace who are in need of additional education and training, can earn a scholarship of $750 to put toward their education.

Through this scholarship, nontraditional female students can receive financial help as they further their education. Obtaining higher education credentials can open doors and POWER wants to help hardworking Hoosiers meet their career goals and aspirations, regardless of their age, family structure or previous work experience.

There will be 18 scholarships awarded – two per congressional district – to women who are residents of the state of Indiana and who are pursuing their educational endeavors in the state.

The primary criteria for selecting the scholarship recipients includes financial need, personal vision, service to the community and future plans.

Scholarships will be awarded at a ceremony in February. To fill out an application before the Oct. 18 deadline, click here.

Know sepsis and its symptoms

Sepsis is the leading cause of death in hospitals, claiming the lives of over 3,500 Hoosiers last year. Despite its prevalence, only 65% of Americans have heard of the condition, and even fewer know the symptoms. With September being Sepsis Awareness Month, it is important to know about sepsis and its warning signs.

Sepsis is the body’s response to infection, which can lead to tissue damage, organ failure and death. From strep throat to pneumonia, almost any infection can lead to sepsis, making it all the more difficult to diagnose due to the wide variety of symptoms. However, signs of the condition can include shivering, extreme pain, pale or discolored skin, and shortness of breath. Early diagnosis is critical, as sepsis becomes deadlier the longer it goes undetected.

To raise awareness of this deadly condition and help prevent sepsis from taking more Hoosier lives, House Republicans supported legislation establishing the Sepsis Treatment Guideline Task Force. The task force develops best practices and provides guideline recommendations to the Indiana State Department of Health, which will work to ensure the guidelines are adopted and implemented throughout Indiana.

For more information on this deadly condition and its symptoms, click here.

INDOT To Host Job Fairs Sept. 17

The Indiana Department of Transportation will host job fairs across the state from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. local time on Sept. 17. Both full-time and winter seasonal positions are available.

More than 100 seasonal positions need to be filled from November to March, with a starting pay of $16 an hour. Eligible candidates also get $250 sign-on and $500 retention bonuses.

Candidates should attend a fair in the district they plan to work, including:

Greenfield District
Indianapolis Sub District: 7105 S. Brookville Road, Indianapolis

LaPorte District
Gary Sub District: 7601 Melton Road, Gary
LaPorte Sub District: 315 E. Boyd Blvd., LaPorte
Plymouth Sub District: 2845 Jack Greenlee Drive, Plymouth

Fort Wayne District
Elkhart Sub District: 58905 County Road 9, Elkhart
Fort Wayne Sub District: 5333 Hatfield Road, Fort Wayne

Crawfordsville District
Cloverdale Sub District: 10 High St., Cloverdale
Terre Haute Sub District: 5693 E. Sony Dr., Terre Haute
West Lafayette Sub District: 2319 U.S. 231, West Lafayette

Seymour District
Aurora Sub District: 8074 U.S. 50 West Aurora
Bloomington Sub District: 2965 N. Prow Road, Bloomington

Interested Hoosiers should register online at www.indotjobs.com prior to Sept. 17, but it is not required. Walk-in candidates are welcomed at each job fair. Proof of a Commercial Driver’s License is required for each position, and a high school diploma or General Education Development certificate is preferred.

With 3,500 employees, INDOT builds and maintains approximately 29,000 miles of highway, 5,700 bridges and 4,500 rail miles. The agency helped Indiana earn the No. 1 spot for infrastructure in CNBC’s 2019 America’s Top States for Business rankings. Visit INDOT’s website for more information.

Scholarships Available For Future Teachers

An outstanding teacher can have a life-changing, positive impact on a growing student, and even inspire them to become an educator too.

Those who wish to pursue a teaching career can now apply for the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. Designed to help high-achieving students passionate about education keep their college costs down and share their talents in Hoosier schools, the scholarship is awarded to 200 students across the state that commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years upon graduation. Recipients will receive up to $7,500 per year of college for up to four years.

To qualify, students must 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. Along with good grades, those interested must have a teacher nominate them, and submit a nomination form with their application, which is available at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.

Current college freshmen and sophomores are also eligible for the scholarship. Students must currently attend or plan to attend an eligible Indiana institution for their degree. While in college, recipients must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete 30 credit hours per year to renew the scholarship.

Interested students must apply by Nov. 30. Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher for more information and to apply.

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