Educators are a driving force behind student success and are leaders in our schools and communities. State Representative Jack Jordan (R-Bremen) said in a release, “At the state level, I continue to support our teachers and encourage others to consider a rewarding career in the classroom.”

Rep. Jordan continued, “This session, I supported legislation to expand access to transition to teaching scholarships that provide $10,000 to career professionals pursuing training to make the switch to teaching.”

To be eligible for the Transition to Teaching Scholarship, applicants pursuing a transition-to-teaching certification need to have a bachelor’s degree, agree to obtain an initial practitioner license, and teach in Indiana for at least five years. Last year, the state awarded $1 million through 100 scholarships to Hoosiers who are professionals in other fields and want to teach.

Jordan said, “Last year, I supported increasing the annual Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship award amount from $7,500 to $10,000 and removing the annual 200-recipient cap. Nearly 600 students applied for the scholarship, with applications from 263 high schools in 88 of Indiana’s 92 counties.” Click here to learn more.

If you know a student or career professional who’s an aspiring educator, please share this email and encourage them to apply for these great opportunities to enter the education field.