Educator Preparation Program

Grants and Scholarships

State of Indiana Grants, Scholarships, and Stipends

News of scholarships available to teacher candidates is sent out via the Newby Hall Newsletter sent each Monday when classes are in session.  The State of Indiana has several very worthwhile scholarships for future teachers - go to

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The Spicer Phillips Grant for Diverse Teaching

The Spicer Phillips Scholarship and Grant Fund is a gifted endowment that can provide financial assistance for Hanover College students in their quest to become educators.  The Spicer Phillips funds can be requested for the following:

  • cover the cost of TB tests for students with field work in the Madison Juvenile Detention Facility
  • pay the cost + fees for the CASA exams (one time) for entrance into the Ed Prep Program (financial need based or for students of color)
  • assist with costs of an Urban Student Teaching Placement if not living with a relative (specific requirements on app)
  • assist with costs of Short Term Urban experience for students teaching locally
  • pay the cost of CORE exams (one time) for Indiana licensing if taken PRIOR TO graduation (financial need based or for students of color)

    *Students who apply for and receive funds for the CASA or CORE exams but do not take the exams will have their student accounts debited for the amount of the grant. The HC Educator Preparation Program receives reports from Pearson Education regarding the testing.

    For questions, please contact Dr. Dustin Bailey at or Mrs. Cheryl Torline at
Click the following link for the application form: 

Spicer Phillips Education Grant Application 2018 rev.

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The Mount Scholarship

The Mount family has been wonderful and generous benefactors of the Hanover Education Program. In addition to the building, furniture, and technology upgrades in Newby Hall financed by the late Don Mount '50 (in memory of his wife, Fern), the Mounts also endowed a scholarship for future teachers at Hanover College.  Please inquire about this via the Financial Aid Office. These are gifts that will keep giving for generations to come and we are proud to honor this fine gentleman's memory with a plaque and portrait in Newby Hall.  Mr. Mount was injured in WWII and attended Hanover College afterward. He never forgot the kindness of the people who made it possible for him to get a degree and a successful career  after Hanover.

Don Mount '50 and Sue DeWine read inscription on placque in Newby Hall The late Mr. Donald Mount '50 is pictured above shaking hands with former President, Dr. Sue DeWine on September 6, 2012 when Hanover College dedicated the Technology Lab and Model Classroom from his gift. Mount chose the education building because many of Fern Mount's family were teachers and continue to become teachers today.

Other Scholarships for Future Teachers

Learn More  - Indiana's Next Generation Teacher Scholarship

Indiana Minority Teacher/Special Education Services Scholarships

American Montessori Society

Indiana Teachers Association Scholarships Scholarships and Grants

McDonald's "Archways to Opportunity"