State Rep. Frye Announces Local Recipients Of $7,500 Teaching Scholarship

Friday, April 24, 2020 at 11:09 AM

By State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg), news release

The scholarships go to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for at least five years.

(Indianapolis, Ind.) - Several area students pursuing a career in education recently received the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. Randy Frye (R-Greensburg).

The statewide program awards scholarships to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for at least five years. Recipients receive $7,500 per year for up to four years to obtain a teaching license. The program began in 2017 thanks to legislation Frye supported.

“Teachers can make everlasting impacts on the lives of students, and we can never have too many great educators,” Frye said. “This scholarship helps students pursue their passion to teacher others. It is encouraging to see so many local recipients committed to helping our students and schools in Indiana."

More than 350 students applied and several scholarships were recently awarded to local students:

  • Charles Laymon, Batesville High School, Indiana University Bloomington;
  • Madison Potts, Jac-Cen-Del High School, Hanover College;
  • Kinsey Price, Rising Sun High School, Franklin College;
  • Kari Reer, Batesville High School, Marian University;
  • Abigail Vogel, Jennings County High School, Indiana University Southeast; and
  • Rachel Wood, South Ripley High School, Indiana University Southeast.

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is available to 200 high-achieving high school and college students each year who either graduate in the top 20% of their high school class or earn a score in the top-20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

Frye said recipients must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year in order to continue receiving the four-year renewable scholarship totaling $30,000.

“Congratulations to all 200 students, who are on their way to becoming impactful, future Hoosier teachers,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We know these students have the passion and determination to make a difference in classrooms across the state.”

The 2020-2021 application will be available in the fall. Visit LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for more information.

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