Jessica is a student at Indiana State University and the daughter of retired teacher Karen Baxter, Rockville.
The IRTA Foundation offers the annual award in order to assist future teachers and encourage the continuance of quality education in Indiana. A total of eight scholarships of $2,000 each were awarded at IRTA's annual convention May 20. The scholarship is available for sophomores or juniors who are majoring in education at an Indiana college or university.
The student applicant must be an Indiana resident and a son, daughter, grandson, granddaughter, legal dependent or spouse of an active, retired or deceased member of the Indiana Teachers Retirement Fund (TRF). The applicant must have achieved at least a "C' grade-point average for three semesters in a college or university to be eligible to apply.
All financial awards shall be paid directly to the Financial Aid Administrative Office of the individual Indiana college or university in which the respective scholarship award recipient is enrolled.