Pursuing A Career In Education by Wendy McNamara

High-achieving students pursuing a career in education in Indiana can now apply for the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship through Nov. 30, 2017.Up to 200 renewable scholarships of $7,500 each year for up to four years are available to Hoosier students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years upon graduation. Applicants need to meet certain academic requirements, including either graduating in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earning a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

Those interested in applying need to be nominated by a teacher and submit a nomination form with their application, which is available at ScholarTrack.IN.gov.

These scholarships were established under a law I supported to encourage more high-achieving students to pursue a worthwhile and fulfilling career in Hoosier classrooms. For more information, please visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/NextTeacher.