Teachers support young Hoosiers every day with the tools and resources they need to be successful in and out of the classroom. To help future educators keep college expenses low while preparing to become licensed teachers, 200 graduating high school seniors, and current college freshmen and sophomores recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.

Thanks to a law House Republicans championed in 2016, top-performing students can receive $7,500 per year for up to four years of college to obtain a teaching license. This statewide program aims to help Indiana’s best and brightest become educators and lead a Hoosier classroom. In exchange for college tuition, students agree to stay and teach at lower-income schools across Indiana for five years.

According to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, more than 400 students applied for this year’s scholarship, with applicants from 84 of Indiana’s 92 counties.

[Click here to view a complete list of recipients.]

Eligible students must graduate in the top 20% of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. To renew the scholarship, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours each year in college.

The 2021-2022 application will be available in the fall. Learn more about the program and application requirements at LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher.