Jack Jordan_St. Rep.2017Students in Fulton and Marshall Counties planning to pursue a career in education were selected to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen).

Jordan said the scholarship is awarded to top-performing students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five consecutive years. Recipients will receive $7,500 per year for up to four years to obtain a teaching license.

“This scholarship encourages the best and the brightest students to enter the teaching profession and make a difference in students’ lives,” Jordan said. “Congratulations to the award recipients in our community, and I wish them the best in their academic careers.”

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is available to 200 high-achieving high school and college students each year who either graduate in the top 20 percent of their high school class or earn a score in the top-20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Jordan said in order for students to continue receiving the scholarship in college, students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year.

More than 500 students applied, and 200 scholarships were recently awarded to highly qualified students across the state.

Award recipients include Matt Box from Marshall County, a student at Bremen Senior High School, who plans to attend Indiana University Bloomington, and Allie Bickle from Fulton County, a Rochester Community High School student who plans to attend Indiana University Bloomington.