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Indiana students encouraged to apply to Governor’s STEM Team through Feb. 4, 2022

Last Updated on January 14, 2022 by Indiana Department of Education

INDIANAPOLIS – Gov. Eric. J. Holcomb, Secretary of Education Dr. Katie Jenner and Treasurer of State Kelly Mitchell invite Indiana high school students to apply for the 2022 Governor’s STEM Team. Gov. Holcomb developed the competition in 2017 to highlight Indiana’s top high school students for their achievements in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

“Today’s Hoosier students are the world’s future leaders in a world craving more expertise in science, technology, engineering and math,” said Gov. Holcomb. “Powered by their knowledge and hard work, I know the next big scientific and technological innovations will have strong Indiana roots. I look forward to celebrating with some of our top students as part of our 2022 STEM Team.” 

This program honors four outstanding high school students for their exceptional efforts and accomplishments in one of the STEM disciplines. Winning students each receive a $1,000 deposit into an Indiana CollegeChoice 529 Direct Savings plan, administered by Treasurer Mitchell, and letterman jackets identifying them as members of the Governor’s STEM Team.

The submission period for the program opens Friday, January 14, and applications may be submitted via this JotForm. The deadline for applications is 11:59 p.m. ET on Friday, February 4.

“Being selected as a part of the Governor’s STEM Team is an incredible honor for a high school student – and I encourage all students interested in the fields of STEM to apply,” said Dr. Jenner. “In today’s rapidly-changing world, high-quality STEM learning opportunities are a crucial part of preparing students for future success. Through STEM, students are learning how to innovate and explore new ideas — important skills no matter the path our students select for their future.”

“The Governor’s STEM Team program is an outstanding opportunity for young Hoosiers, not only because of immediate learning potential, but because of the benefits of long-term financial planning,” said Treasurer Mitchell. “CollegeChoice 529 plans are tax-deferred and offer flexibility for educational spending, and we are delighted to award these benefits to winning students.”

The Governor’s STEM Team program will recognize the top high school STEM students in the state with consideration for coursework, extracurricular activities, work/research projects, leadership roles and community service. 

Winners will be announced at a Statehouse ceremony in early May.

SOURCE: News release from Indiana Department of Education