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Indiana Retired Teachers Association Scholarship

The Indiana Retired Teachers Association annually awards educational scholarships through the IRTA Foundation.

Criteria for applying this scholarship is based on the following criteria:

  • One scholarship awarded yearly to a student from each IRTA geographic area (nine areas)

  • Applicant must be a direct descendent or legal dependent of an Indiana teacher (teacher can be active, retired or deceased)

  • Applicant must be enrolled in an education program at an Indiana college or university

  • Applicant can apply as either a sophomore or junior

  • Applicant must have at least a “C” average GPA in the first three semesters of his college work

If interested in applying for the IRTA Scholarship, contact the president of the Evansville Retired Teachers Association for further information or contact the Indiana Retired Teachers Association at 1.888.454.9333 or

E Allen Hensley Professional Development Scholarship for Teachers

 Co-chairman: Diane Meier, Donna Schmidt, and Brenda Scheidler


Mr. Hensley was a long time Central Speech Teacher. He also coached the debate team. He began teaching at Central in 1935 and retired from Central in 1973. He continued to give to education after his death. He left money to the Evansville Retired Teachers' Association for scholarships. The scholarship committee decided to award some of the money to our current scholarship fund for students studying to become teachers and to award the remaining endowment resources to establish Professional Development Scholarships for teachers.

The Board of Directors of the Evansville Retired Teachers Association will decide the winners.

The scholarships will be given for study or travel which enhances professional development for teachers. The committee wished to place a few restrictions on teacher ideas; however, it will choose those proposals which offer maximum opportunities for teachers to continue their professional education. The EVSC Officials have informed us that the planned study or travel must occur outside the school day and year, unless prior EVSC Administration and Board approval is obtained.

All educators who are currently employed by the EVSC and have at least three years of continuous employment in the EVSC are eligible.


Applications must be postmarked by January 16. They should be mailed to:

CLICK HERE FOR APPLICATION (The Application is a MS Word Document)

Evansville Retired Teachers Association

Email to Diane Meier:

Winners will be notified in February.

Winners will be expected to give a written account of their expenditures and may be asked to report to the ERTA at a meeting the following year.


2018 E. Allen Hensley Scholarship Winners

The Evansville Retired Teachers Association has awarded Nine (9) scholarships totaling $11,590 to EVSC teachers for professional development. These awards were made possible by an endowment from E. Allen Hensley, a long time Central High School English teacher.  The 2018 winners are: Jane Elgin (Oak Hill), National Board Certification as an Early Childhood Generalist; Kimberly Elpers (North Junior High), Carnegie Melton Robotics Academy; Kellie Forney (Cynthia Heights) and Jenny Howard (Stringtown), Get Your Teach On Conference; Jane Gilbert (McGary), Art Education Association Conference; Kathy Heidorn (Bosse), School Climate and Culture Conference; Svitlana Reynolds (Itinerant ESL Teacher), School Climate and Culture Conference; Holly Thomas and Megan Bander (Oak Hill), I Teach K Conference; and Tim Wilhelmus (Technology and Innovation Center), Ed Camp Magic –Bringing creativity, STEM subjects, and brain-based learning together.