State Honor for Purdue Northwest Student: Prospective Teacher Receives Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship

By: Purdue University Northwest Last Updated: May 17, 2017

Purdue-Northwest-colorPurdue University Northwest education student Rachel Pauer of Hebron is among 200 Indiana post-secondary students to receive the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship as selected by the Indiana Commissioner for Higher Education.

“This scholarship reflects the appreciation we have for those pursuing a career in teaching – a critical and unique profession impacting the lives of every young Hoosier,” Indiana House of Representatives Speaker Brian Bosma (R-Indianapolis), author of the legislation creating the scholarship, said.

A commitment to teach
Each scholarship recipient will receive up to $7,500 annually and up to $30,000 in total scholarship assistance in response to a commitment to teach in Indiana for at least five years after earning a baccalaureate degree.

Selection was based on each student’s academic achievement, an educator nomination and an in-person interview. To continue earning the scholarship, students must earn at least a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hour per academic year.

Purdue University Northwest
Purdue University Northwest (PNW), a comprehensive regional university within the Purdue University system, has two Northwest Indiana campuses in Hammond and Westville. With more than 15,000 students enrolled last fall and nearly 70 undergraduate and graduate degree programs, Purdue Northwest is Indiana’s fifth largest public university. For more information about PNW, visit