Future Teachers Receive State Scholarships
Campus News

Six future teachers attending Franklin College earned a competitive scholarship from the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship provides high-achieving high school and college students interested in pursuing a career in education the opportunity to earn a renewable scholarship of up to $7,500 each year for four academic years. In exchange, the students must agree to teach for five years at an eligible Indiana institution.

Two current Franklin College juniors, Meghan Yencer of Poneto, Indiana, and Nate Stonebraker, of Coatesville, Indiana, became first-time recipients of the scholarship last year. A Franklin College sophomore and three freshmen are new recipients this year.

Anna Perkins, a Floyd Central High School graduate, said, “Teaching runs in my family, and I am very happy to continue the tradition. I am looking forward to making a difference in the lives of the next generation of students.” She is very excited to become a teacher and study at Franklin College.

Matt Lee, a Ben Davis High School graduate, said, “I chose a career in the teaching field, as I wish to share my intense love of history and politics with a diverse group of young minds. Being able to teach will allow me to further develop a student’s worldview and various political opinions.” Matt plans to participate on the cross-country and track teams at Franklin College. He will pursue a major in secondary education specializing in history.

Kevin Gast, a current Franklin College sophomore and swim team member, said, “I’ve wanted to be a teacher as long as I can remember. Teachers have a big impact on children in school, and I’ve always wanted to help students develop into the adults they want to be.”

McKenzie Harold, a Whiteland Community High School graduate, said, “My goal in life is to make a difference in the world in some way, and I feel that I could use a career as a teacher to make a difference. Even if I make a difference in just one child’s life, I’ve succeeded.”

These six students must maintain a 3.0 GPA with 30 credit hours to renew this annual scholarship. The Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship is offered to only 200 students annually.

For more information, contact the Franklin College Office of Marketing and Communications at (317) 738-8185.

Written by Zach Rayce ’20

(Posted June 28, 2018)

POSTED Jun 28, 2018