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Scholarships and Awards

The following scholarships and awards are given annually to students in the Department of Education.

Virginia Teaching Scholarship
Students who are Virginia residents attending the University of Richmond and who plan to teach in critical shortage teaching areas may apply for the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP). Critical shortage areas are determined by the VDOE on a yearly basis. Men at the elementary school level and minorities in all teaching areas are also eligible.

In addition to being Virginia residents, students must be at least juniors, must have declared their minor in education, and must have a GPA of at least 3.0. Please note that nominees must be ranked in the top 10% of their high school graduating class.

Awards vary based on the number of credit hours a student has completed and students must agree to teach in the Virginia public school system, in the critical shortage field, to repay the amount of the award. Applications are available through the department each summer. Contact the Education Department with any questions.

Delta Kappa Gamma Society International Virginia Scholars Award
This award is sponsored by the Virginia Iota Organization of Delta Kappa Gamma Society International and recognizes an outstanding Richmond female who graduates with licensure in education. The department’s faculty recommends a recipient each spring. Each recipient receives a certificate and a copy of a selected Educators Award book. The student’s name will also be engraved on a plaque that hangs in the Department of Education.