Laura Ann Rawlins Hinkle Scholarship

Laura Ann Rawlins Hinkle Scholarship

The Laura Ann Rawlins Hinkle Scholarship was made possible through a generous donation to the Indiana University School of Education. This gift was given by a donor in honor of her grandmother, who was an elementary school teacher.  A scholarship has been established in the grandmother’s name. 

The original intent of the scholarship is to provide partial support for “candidates who are American Indians and who plan to return to their home community or reservation to teach.”  In the absence of such a candidate, the donor agrees to award the scholarship to one or more participants of the American Indian Reservation Project, to be applied toward tuition costs and possibly other expenses related to student teaching on the Navajo Indian Reservation.

If you are an undergraduate student who is enrolled in the School of Education at Indiana University Bloomington, you are eligible to apply for this scholarship.  You must submit the following:

1. A paper copy of the General Scholarship on-line application form. The link is below the Teacher Education Scholarships for Current Students heading.

2. A well-articulated response to the additional Scholarship Application Question, listed below.

Why have you chosen to participate in the American Indian Reservation Project, and how do you believe your Reservation Project experiences will contribute to the development of the “good teacher” you described in the first two questions (which appear in the on-line application)?

3. 2 letters of recommendation at least 1 from a faculty member.  Please do not ask anyone connected to the Reservation Project for a letter of recommendation.  Your letters must come from outside the Reservation Project.

These application materials must be submitted directly to the Front Desk of Suite 1000 (Office of Teacher Education) no later than February 1.

If you are selected, the scholarship money will be awarded in either the first or second semester of the next academic year – depending on the semester in which you go to the Reservation.

Questions?  Please ask either Laura Stachowski ( or Katie Paulin (