Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship. High-achieving high school and college students who want to work in education have the chance to receive a grant worth up to $10,000 each year for four academic years through the Next Generation Hoosier Educators grant. In return, students commit to teach for five years at a school in Indiana that qualifies or pay back a prorated portion of the scholarship.
A current senior in high school or college who has graduated or will graduate from an Indiana-accredited high school or an unaccredited nonpublic high school is required to apply. Applicants must place in the top 20% of their high school graduating class. High school seniors will be given preference, while current freshmen and sophomores in college are also welcome to apply. The applicants must provide their personal information, which includes their social security number, academic data, extracurricular activity data from high school, and high school employment data.
Details of Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
- Funding: Up to $7500 over the award year, not exceeding the Cost of Attendance.
- Level: High School Seniors & College Students
- Deadline: January 2024
- Country: USA
- Nationality: US Citizens
- Minimum GPA: 3.5
- Academic Interest: Education
- Scholarship Name: Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
- Other Category: Low Income
- State: Indiana
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How to Apply:
The 2024-2025 application is available in ScholarTrack beginning October 15, 2023 until January 31, 2024.
- Review the 2023-2024 Application Procedures and Academic Requirements prior to applying.
- Submit a complete application in ScholarTrack.
- Submit a complete and clean FAFSA.
- Following the January 31, 2024 deadline, the Commission will analyze all submissions, and by March 24, 2024, it will email each candidate to let them know whether they have been awarded a scholarship or not.
- Finalists on the waitlist and recipients will receive additional information via email.
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- Student must file a FAFSA for all consecutive years;
- Complete a Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship application each year in ScholarTrack;
- GPA of 3.0 or higher;
IMPORTANT: Indiana Commission for Higher Education (ICHE) requires that students meet the following credit completion standard to receive their On-Time award:
Earn 30 completed credit hours per academic year
Requirements for Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship
- Must reside in Indiana
- Mustbe a citizen of the United States or an eligible non-citizen;
- Must be an Indiana college or high school senior currently enrolled;
- Must have graduated from or be about to graduate from a nonpublic high school in Indiana that is accredited
- Able to use the scholarship for at least two complete academic years
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One of the three academic requirements must be met:
- Being in the top 20% of your high school graduating class, scoring in the top 20% on the ACT or SAT, or having a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5 on a 4.0 scale;
- Must be a full-time student who is enrolled in or intends to enroll in an Indiana institution that is eligible;
- Some degree-seeking students may use the scholarship while enrolled part-time over the summer. Consult the specific rules before applying for the scholarship during summer sessions.
- Following graduating from college, the student must pursue or intend to pursue a course of study that would allow them to teach at a qualified Indiana school
- After graduating from college, must receive an Indiana teaching license and work as a teacher in an authorized Indiana school for five years;
- Must fulfill all additional requirements set forth by their program, maintain a 3.0/4.0 GPA, and take 30 credits per year (or its equivalent);
- A student must submit an annual Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), must not be in overpayment or default on a federal student loan or grant, and must meet other requirements.
- Unless the service requirement is satisfied, all supplied money will be converted to loans that must be returned.
The 2024-2025 application is available in ScholarTrack beginning October 15, 2023 until January 31, 2024