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Scholarships

Isabelle Ball Baker Memorial Scholarship (Renewable)

Presented to students declaring an intention to enter the teaching profession who are deemed Longwood teacher education honors students based on academic excellence and need. Preference is given to applicants from the Northern Neck region of Virginia including the counties of Northumberland, Lancaster, Westmoreland, Essex and Richmond.

Sue Yeaman Britton Scholarship (Renewable)

Presented to student who is a Virginia resident, enrolled in the Educational discipline and who achieves academically.

Alice E. Carter Scholarship (Renewable)

Awarded to a graduate or undergraduate student based on financial need, academic achievement and promise as a teacher, giving special attention to recipient who has expressed a desire to teach grades K-7.

Class of 1934 Scholarship (Renewable)

Awarded to a junior or senior Virginia resident with a 3.0 or above GPA, based on academic achievement and financial need.

Marion Shelton Combs Scholarship (Renewable)

Based on academic achievement with first preference to students from Virginia Counties in the Southwest and Southside.

Lelia Holloway Davis Scholarship (Renewable)

Awarded to a full-time Southside Virginia resident who plans to teach elementary education; 3.0 GPA or higher.

William F. and Martha J. Dorrill Scholarship (Renewable)

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate or graduate student with a 3.0 GPA or above majoring in a field of study leading to certification in Special Education; based on academic achievement and financial need.

Lulie Evelyn Duke Scholarship (Renewable)

Awarded to a student preparing to become an elementary school teacher with preference to students from the Chesapeake-Portsmouth area.

Betty Jane Shackelford Ellison Memorial Scholarship (Renewable)

Presented to a full-time undergraduate student seeking license as an elementary school teacher; Virginia resident and 3.0 GPA required.

Simmons/Kappa Delta Pi Scholarship

Awarded to a 3rd or 4th year undergraduate student who intends to teach or a masters degree candidate who must be from the county of Amelia, Buckingham, Charlotte, Cumberland, Lunenburg, Nottoway or Prince Edward and have at least a 3.00 GPA.

Lillie Evelyn Goodrich Fund (Renewable)

Awarded to a full-time undergraduate student, rising sophomore, proven academic performance; consideration may be given to financial need.

Exceptional Children Scholarship (Renewable)

Undergraduate or graduate student pursuing a career in special education. Consideration given to financial need.

Ruth Denton Angleman (Renewable)

Intent to teach at the elementary level.  Strong academic achievement required and preference given to a student from Abingdon, Virginia.

Jerolien Tanner Titmus Scholarship (Renewable)

Full-time undergraduate pursuing a teacher preparation program.  Minimum 3.0 GPA and demonstrated financial need.  Must commit to teach for one year after graduation.

Wilkinson-Bock Delta Kappa Gamma Education Scholarship

Rising senior admitted to teacher preparation with a 3.0 or better GPA.  Preference to residents of Charles City, Hanover, or Henrico.

Elizabeth Overbey Omohundro Scholarship (Renewable)

Strong academic achievement and intent to teach at the elementary level.

Gaynelle Beverley Bjorkholm and Bernice O'Neal Beverley Walsh Scholarship (Renewable)

Freshman with a minimum 3.0 GPA with a declared intent to become an elementary education teacher.  Must be a resident of Chesterfield County.

William and Susan Soza Scholarship Fund (Renewable)

Student committed to teach at the elementary level with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Martha Stokes Cleveland Scholarship (Renewable)

Preference to a student enrolled in the Call Me Mister Program at Longwood University. Full-time undergraduate student making satisfactory progress toward graduation.

Patricia Skinner Foster Scholarship

Awarded to an Education student in any area of teaching who attended Great Bridge High School or Hickory High School.  If there is no applicant from these two schools, the scholarship may go to an applicant from Chesapeake.

 

Nell H. Griffin Scholarship

Presented to a rising junior or senior enrolled in Early Childhood Education with a 3.0 GPA, who has shown professional potential.

Helen McGuire Hahn Scholarship (Renewable)

Preference to full-time enrolled undergraduate student; second preference to full-time graduate student; 3.0 or above GPA. Virginia resident; prefer students, residents of counties in Southwest Virginia: Buchanan, Dickenson, Grayson, Lee, Russell, Scott, Smyth, Tazewell, Washington and Wise.

S. Virginia and Berta M. Newell Scholarship;Two Awards (Renewable)

Awarded to a junior or senior with GPA of 2.75. Preference is given to a student from Southside Virginia.

Dr. Kathleen Ranson Scholarship (Renewable)

Presented to student based on academic achievement, need, and intention to enter the teaching profession.

Virginia Price Waller Education Scholarship (Renewable)

Presented to student who has completed 15 s.h., a 2.5 GPA, or above, with financial need as the final determining factor for selection. Preference is given to a Longwood Student Education Association member.

Louise Brightwell Watson Memorial Scholarship (Renewable)

First preference is given to applicants from Prince Edward, Buckingham, Cumberland, Nottoway, and/or Charlotte Counties. Based on financial need, academic merit and intention to enter the teaching profession.

Helen Cody Wright Scholarship (Renewable)

Awarded to a student who expresses a desire to teach, maintains acceptable academic standing with a preference to a resident of Amelia County.

Margie Lee Culley Wygal Scholarship

Based on merit, awarded to a junior or senior pursuing a career in teaching.

Longwood Teacher Education Centennial Scholarship

How to Apply: These two scholarships require that you be nominated by a department chair in consultation with faculty. A letter of recommendation from the department chair and your form are then considered by a special committee. Both scholarships are awarded to rising seniors who have completed 75 s.h. and have minimum 3.25 GPA.

Martha Sinclair Rust and Mary Sinclair Rust Memorial Education Scholarship

How to Apply: These two scholarships require that you be nominated by a department chair in consultation with faculty. A letter of recommendation from the department chair and your form are then considered by a special committee. Both scholarships are awarded to rising seniors who have completed 75 s.h. and have minimum 3.25 GPA.

Carol Stoops Droessler

Awarded to a full-time out-of-state junior, senior or graduate student pursuing an elementary education teaching career. Minimum 3.0 overall GPA and enrolled in teacher preparation classes.

Mildred A. Spindle Scholarship (Renewable)

Undergraduate or graduate student who has elected teaching as a career.

Ann Green Baise Scholarship (Renewable)

Undergraduate or graduate student with an education major.  Must have a 3.9 or better GPA. 

Strong Scholars Award (Hattie M. Strong Foundation Award)

A prestigious scholarship awarded to undergraduate or graduate students in their final year of study providing $5,000 to support the professional semester. Students must have exhibited outstanding success and enthusiasm in field experiences prior to the final year of the program, must have achieved a minimum 3.0 GPA in the two semesters prior to the final year, and must have demonstrated financial need. Requires a letter of recommendation from a field experience supervisor and a resume in addition to the normal application for teacher preparation scholarships.

Students in the Community Health Education program are eligible for the following awards and scholarships

  • VAHPERD Outstanding Major in Health Education
  • AAHE Outstanding Major in Health Education
 

Requirements

Scholarships mentioned here are awarded through the Longwood University Foundation and require a commitment that the student plan to teach.

Awards are credited to the student's University account.

 

Teacher Preparation Scholarships

Students who are in a teacher preparation program (Elementary, Middle, Secondary, K-12, or Special Education) are eligible to apply. You must reapply each year in order to renew a scholarship you may currently be receiving.  The scholarship application form can be accessed online.