Two North Putnam students receive teacher scholarships
North Putnam High School students Reghan Christy and Darcie Cox are among this year’s recipients of the state’s Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship.
The scholarship program, established in 2016 through legislation enacted by the Indiana General Assembly, awards $7,500 annually to 200 high-achieving students who commit to teaching in the state for at least five years after graduating college.
“Top students focusing their talents on teaching in Hoosier classrooms is great for our state,” State Rep. Beau Baird (R-Greencastle) said. “We need the best and brightest to educate future generations and prepare them for success.”
Baird added that only 200 students received scholarships out of more than 400 students who applied this year.
Those qualifying for the renewable scholarship, which totals up to $30,000, must 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 learn more and apply for the next round of scholarships opening in the fall, visit www.LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher.