FacebookTwitterCopy LinkEmail STATEHOUSE (Dec. 15, 2016) — The deadline to apply for the Next Generation Teacher Scholarship, paying $7,500 per year for students pursuing a career in education, is Dec. 31, according to State Rep. Holli Sullivan (R-Evansville). Sullivan supported the creation of this scholarship to help incentivize top-performing students to pursue a career teaching in Hoosier classrooms.“As the mother of a college freshman, I understand the costs of higher education,” Sullivan said. “These funds will help families and students by decreasing student-loan debt. I also have one child in high school and one in elementary school, so I know firsthand the impact a good teacher can have on a student. This is an investment in our future.”The scholarship is available to 200 high-achieving high school and college students each year who either graduate in the top 20 percent of their class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. While in college, students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year to continue receiving the grant. The Next Generation Teacher Scholarship pays $7,500 per year for up to four years to students who obtain their teaching license and commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years.Eligible students must be nominated by a teacher and submit their nomination form to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education. Students can visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher for information and to submit an application before the deadline on Dec. 31.