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State Rep. Prescott

STATEHOUSE (June 7, 2021) – Winchester Community High School student Kevalina Davis is among this year’s recipients of the state’s Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship, according to State Rep. J.D. Prescott (R-Union City).

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 5 years after graduating college.

“As a parent, I know firsthand how much of an impact teachers have on the kids in their classrooms,” Prescott said. “It’s so important for passionate, dedicated students like Kevalina to work in our schools, preparing the next generation and helping them succeed.”

According to Prescott, More than 400 students applied for the scholarship this year.

Those qualifying for the renewable scholarship totaling 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 LearnMoreIndiana.org/nextteacher.

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