INDIANA – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has extended the deadline for applications for the STEM Teacher Recruitment Fund grants until Friday, July 9. The grants are awarded to Indiana organizations and colleges to support programs that recruit, prepare, place and retain educators in schools with teacher shortages in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) subject areas.
“These grants help bolster the number of qualified STEM teachers in schools that have a critical shortage of educators in those subject areas,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “STEM teachers are preparing Hoosier students for the high-demand and high-wage jobs of today and tomorrow.”
To be eligible for the grant, organizations must present programs that result in individuals becoming licensed or trained to teach science, technology, engineering or math in Indiana public K-12 schools. Individuals receiving financial support through this grant must seek employment in an eligible Indiana public school.
The STEM Teacher Recruitment grants have supported over 1,500 new educators in high-demand STEM fields since the Commission began administering the program in 2015. Recipients will be announced in July 2021.