Deadline for state career scholarships coming up Monday

The deadline is coming up Sunday for Hoosier students to apply for new career scholarships worth $5,000.

Area legislators are encouraging students who want to pursue work-based learning and credentials outside the classroom to apply for the Career Scholarship Account program. Students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades at an accredited public or private school can received up to $5,000 to access training opportunities. About 1,000 spots are available for this school year.

State Rep. Jennifer Meltzer of Shelbyville said the scholarships can make it easier for students to learn more about potential careers while also perfecting their skills.

To be eligible students must be enrolled in a course or educational experience approved by the Indiana Department of Education.. They may also be enrolled in an apprenticeship, applied learning experience, work-based learning and/or credential attainment experience approved by the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Students approved for the scholarships will receive the $5,000 over four disbursements and can use the money toward certain qualified expenses.

Approved courses and classes can be in areas such as accounting, cybersecurity, information technology, software development, veterinary science and others.

State Rep. Ryan Lauer of Columbus said that students should have many options to find a career at which they can excel.

You can find a link to learn more here:

Or register by Oct. 1st here: