200 Hoosiers receive teaching scholarships

Indiana Department of Education

UNDATED – The Indiana Commission for Higher Education has awarded 200 scholarships to the fifth class of Next Generation Hoosier Educators.

Selected through a competitive process based on academic achievement and other factors, recipients will receive $7,500 annually (up to $30,000 total) for committing to teach in Indiana for at least five years after graduating college.

Receiving scholarships locally are:

Trinity Gingerich, North Daviess Jr-Sr High School
Kaelyn Klopfenstein, Barr Reeve Middle/High School
Kenzie Knepp, Washington High School
Meagan Miller, Daviess Barr Reeve Middle/High School

Maylee Barriger, Hauser Jr-Sr High School
HannahFranklin, Columbus North High School

Brooklyn Bucher, Bloomfield Jr-Sr High School
Madeline Jordan, Eastern Greene High School

Katherine Benter, Brownstown Central High School
Stephanni Kleber, Seymour Senior High School
Mallory Moore, Seymour Senior High School
Kylee Nowling, Seymour Senior High School
Chelsey Peters, Brownstown Central High School
KathrynRohlfing, Brownstown Central High School
Abigail Stuckwisch, Brownstown Central High School

Madison Klein, Edgewood High School
Keira Mcbride, Bloomington High School North

Ashton Minton, Paoli Jr-Sr High School

Mary Scott, West Washington Jr-Sr High School

“Hard work, passion, and academic excellence are just a few characteristics of these future teachers,” said Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers. “We are pleased to award them with a scholarship as they pursue their teaching credentials that will ultimately benefit their students and the state.”

Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education Teresa Lubbers

A total of 439 students applied for the 2021-22 Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, with applications from 231 high schools in 84 of Indiana’s 92 counties. 72 percent of applicants were Indiana high school seniors with the remainder comprised of current college students.

To qualify for the scholarship, students had to either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT.

To continue earning the scholarship in college, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.

Students who received the scholarship for the 2021-22 academic year are listed by county here.

Learn more about the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship here.