School News – October 10

Graduate school grant offered by sorority

Graduate students who are studying guidance or counseling can apply for a grant.

Nu Tau Chapter of Delta Theta Tau Sorority will award a $15,000 grant to graduate-level students.

The winner will be chosen based on financial need and scholastic ability.

Applications can found at deltathetatau.org. Click on the philanthropy tab.

The deadline is Dec. 10.

Volunteers needed to help teach English

People interested in teaching others English can volunteer with the Adult Learning Center.

The center is looking for volunteer tutors to help adults who need help with their English literacy skills, including English as a second language learners.

Tutors meet at a Johnson County Public Library location with their learners for at least one hour per week for a minimum of six months. Tutors are needed for one-on-one learning, conversation partners and adult basic education.

Tutors are not required to be familiar with a language other than English.

To become a tutor, contact Wendy Preilis by phone at 317-738-4677 or by email at wpreilis@jcplin.org.

Business owner named named honorary alum

A Greenwood business owner was named an honorary alumni at Roncalli High School.

The Roncalli High School Alumni Association named Rob Brown the 2016 Honorary Alumnus of the Year. Each year, the Alumni Association recognizes individuals for their service and devotion to education.

Brown entered his sixth season as the “Voice of Roncalli football” on the Rebel Media Network after spending two seasons assisting with the halftime and post-game shows. He has been the voice of the Roncalli boys’ and girls’ basketball teams for the last nine seasons. Brown has broadcast 435 of the 500 total games on the Rebel Media Network over the past 10 years.

Brown, from the southside, owns a financial services business in Greenwood.

Scholarship available for aspiring teachers

Students who want to become teachers and stay in Indiana can apply for a scholarship.

The Commission for Higher Education today announced the Next Generation Hoosier Educators Scholarship Program, offering up to $7,500 each year of college for students who commit to teaching in Indiana for five years after earning their degrees.

The scholarship is available to 200 students across the state who either graduate in the highest 20 percent of their class or earn a score in the top 20th percentile on the SAT or ACT. Students must earn a 3.0 cumulative GPA and complete at least 30 credit hours per year to continue earning the scholarship in college. After college graduation, students must get a teaching license and teach in Indiana for five consecutive years.

Applications will be accepted between Nov. 1 and Dec. 31.

Students interested in applying need to be nominated by a teacher and submit the nomination form to the Indiana Commission for Higher Education.

Students are encouraged to complete the nomination form before the application opens.