DIGEST OF INTRODUCED BILL
Higher education stipends. Establishes the high need student teaching stipend fund (fund). Adds a definition of "high need fields". Requires the fund to be used to provide stipends to enable students to teach upon graduation in accredited schools in Indiana in special education or high need fields. Establishes the minority student teaching stipend fund to provide stipends to minority students who will participate in student teaching as part of their degree requirements. Repeals provisions establishing: (1) the nursing scholarship fund; and (2) the minority teacher or special education services scholarship fund used to provide scholarships for minority students and for students who intend to teach special education or practice occupational or physical therapy after graduation. Makes conforming amendments.