Enrolled House Bill (H)

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DIGEST

Next generation Hoosier educators scholarship. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to prepare a report concerning scholarship programs and other incentives for high achieving students who intend to enter the teaching profession in Indiana upon graduation. Provides that the commission must provide a copy of the report to the budget agency and legislative council before December 1, 2016. Establishes the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship program. Provides that the commission may approve awarding a scholarship to an eligible applicant in an amount of $7,500 each academic year for not more than four academic years. Establishes criteria an applicant must Next generation Hoosier educators scholarship. Requires the commission for higher education (commission) to prepare a report concerning scholarship programs and other incentives for high achieving students who intend to enter the teaching profession in Indiana upon graduation. Provides that the commission must provide a copy of the report to the budget agency and legislative council before December 1, 2016. Establishes the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship program. Provides that the commission may approve awarding a scholarship to an eligible applicant in an amount of $7,500 each academic year for not more than four academic years. Establishes criteria an applicant must meet to receive a scholarship. Prohibits the commission from: (1) awarding a scholarship in an amount of more than a total of $30,000 to an individual applicant; (2) awarding scholarships to more than 200 new applicants each academic year; and (3) awarding a scholarship to an applicant unless the applicant has applied to and been accepted for enrollment in an accredited postsecondary educational institution approved by the commission. Establishes the next generation Hoosier educators scholarship fund to provide funds for next generation Hoosier educators scholarships awarded by the commission. Makes an appropriation. ... View more