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Teaching scholarship provides ‘life-changing’ support for aspiring Hoosier educators

State legislators created the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship in the 2016 session.

To qualify, students must meet one of the three academic requirements, which are based on high school graduation rankings, cumulative GPA and college-entrance exam scores. Recipients must meet GPA and credit hour requirements for the scholarship to renew.

Lawmakers have said the scholarship program encourages Indiana’s best and brightest students to enter the teaching profession, thus strengthening the talent pipeline.

As of June, nearly $28 million has been appropriated for the program since its inception, according to the higher education commission.

“It is a public affirmation by the Legislature that they value teachers and are willing to invest in the future of the profession,” said Isabel Nuñez, dean of the School of Education at Purdue Fort Wayne.

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