In addition to scholarships offered by the university and the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences, we offer graduate program-specific scholarships in education. 

Career and Technical Education scholarships

Description: This scholarship is for a new full-time, on-campus doctoral student in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program.

Criteria for selection: This scholarship is for a new full-time, on-campus doctoral student in the Career and Technical Education (CTE) program. Receiving the scholarship is contingent on being offered and accepting admission into the CTE doctoral program. The scholarship recipient must be a U.S citizen. Selection criteria are academic and professional ability, teaching experience in CTE, and professional and community service activities.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: To assist graduate students focusing in the area of career and technical education in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.

Criteria for selection: The scholarship will be given based on demonstrated excellence in research, teaching and service on the part of the active graduate student and consideration will also be given to students based upon financial need.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 1, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Counselor Education

Description: The Robert and Margaret Hoppock Scholarship, endowed by Dr. and Mrs. Hoppock, is awarded to a student who shows interest in career counseling. Dr. Hoppock was the leading figure in educational and occupational information throughout his career. He and his wife Peg lived in Blacksburg for several summers while he taught classes at Virginia Tech. He was also a consultant for Virginia VIEW, the career information dissemination project housed at Virginia Tech, at its inception more than 20 years ago. Though his career was spent at New York University, he chose to endow his scholarship at Virginia Tech because of his close ties with members of this academic community.

Criteria for selection: Must be a full-time graduate student in Counselor Education in Virginia Tech’s School of Education with a demonstrated interest in Career Development Through the Life Span or guidance. Awardee must demonstrate (1) a commitment to principles of career development, (2) financial need, and (3) satisfactory progress towards a degree in Virginia Tech’s School of Education. Preference will be given to students with demonstrated experience, leadership, and commitment to the principles of Career Development through the lifespan as specified in the bequest.

Application procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: This award is for undergraduate and graduate students who are preparing for a profession in teaching or counseling in grades K-12 and have demonstrated financial need. Recipients of this award shall be recommended by the Director of the School of Education or his designee and selected by the University's Scholarship and Financial Aid Committee.

Criteria for selection: Recipients will be chosen on the basis of financial need, special family circumstances or other extenuating factors which would otherwise prevent the student from attending Virginia Tech. Secondary consideration will be given on the basis of scholastic achievement, good character and/or demonstrated leadership potential.

Application procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Educational Leadership scholarships

Description: The Philip R. and Dorothy H. Jones Memorial Scholarship is provided through the generosity of Dorothy Jones and family in memory of Dr. Philip R. Jones. Dr. Jones was the founder and director of the Special Education Administration Program from 1977 until his death in 1994. Dr. Jones was nationally recognized as a pioneer in policy development and a leader in advocating for children with disabilities and their families. Students are selected to receive the award based on their demonstrated commitment to the education of children and youth with disabilities, successful scholarship, and advocacy for children with disabilities and their families.

Criteria for selection: Recipients must be graduate students in Virginia Tech’s School of Education who are working toward an education degree with a concentration in special education and preparing for careers in special education administration. Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic merit, demonstrated leadership qualities on behalf of people with disabilities with first consideration given to applicants with demonstrated commitment, experience and potential as a leader in the field of special education administration.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: The scholarship is given to an individual who is pursuing a career as a school principal or school superintendent.

Criteria for selection: Recipients must be graduate students in Virginia Tech's School of Education who are preparing for careers as public school administrators (school principals or school superintendents). Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement and potential to contribute to effective public school improvement.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: The scholarship is given to graduate students enrolled in a program to prepare public school administrators.

Criteria for selection: Recipients must be graduate students in Virginia Tech's School of Education who are preparing for careers as public school administrators (school principals or school superintendents). Recipients will be chosen on the basis of academic achievement and potential to contribute to effective public school improvement.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

School of Education scholarships

Description: To assist students enrolled in the School of Education preparing for a career in teaching, counseling or education administration. 

Criteria for selection: Recipients will be chosen based on scholastic achievement, good character and/or demonstrated leadership potential.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: Annual distribution from the Fund shall be used to provide scholarships assistance for a Montgomery County Public School (MCPS), VA employee who is enrolled in the School of Education on a part time or full time basis. The awardee must be accepted into either a Certificate or Degree program offered in the School of Education.

Criteria for selection: Applications must include a goal statement regarding how the additional certificate or degree will help the applicant support the healthy development of MCPS students, a current resume including indication of employment with MCPS, a letter of support from a current MCPS administrator addressing the applicants' current and potential contributions to education in the MCPS system, and an overall GPA.

Preference will be given to students based upon 1) strength of goal statement in relationship to healthy development of MCPS students 2) strength of MCPS administrator letter of support 3) previous academic performance.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: To assist students enrolled in the School of Education

Criteria for selection: Recipients will be chosen based on financial need

Application Procedure:

Deadline: June 15, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer,mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540)231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs(0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Teacher Education scholarships

Description: To assist students who are enrolled in a School of Education degree program to improve the methodology and technology of teaching, learning and research.

Criteria for selection: This partial scholarship is to be used toward tuition and books for a student enrolled in the School of Education in accordance with accepted policies of the Virginia Tech Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Application Procedure:

To assist students who are enrolled or will be at the time of receipt of scholarship funds in a School of Education degree program.

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: To assist graduate students who wish to pursue their career and licensure in History and Social Science Education.

Criteria for selection: Preference shall be given to students based upon 1) financial need, 2) academic achievement, 3) extracurricular leadership, and 4) community service.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: To assist students enrolled in the School of Education 

Criteria for selection:

1. Applicant is a graduate student who is pursuing teacher licensure or a practicing teacher or administrator who wishes to advance their careers or move into academe.1. 

2. Applicant is a student who is a single parent with children under the age of 22 or a student who during their childhood years (up to age 18) was raised by a single parent.

3. Applicant is from a rural county in Central, Southwest or Southside Virginia

4. Applicant demonstrates financial need.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: Intended to encourage outstanding students to consider a career in teaching. Supported by a pledge made by former Tech President, Dr. T. Marshall Hahn, in memory of his late son, William M. Hahn. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis to a student at Tech who is seeking teacher licensure.

Criteria for selection:

The student must be a first year graduate student in the Teacher Education Program. The recipient will be chosen on the basis of talent and ability, character and financial need. Must have a 3.0 overall GPA.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: To assist students who are enrolled in the Technology Education program at Virginia Tech.

Criteria for selection: Preference will be given to student based upon (1) financial need (2) academic achievement and (3) extracurricular leadership.

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: Assists a student in an elementary education program during the final internship year. Supported by a pledge from Gary L. Heichel in memory of his wife Laura, the scholarship is intended to recognize a student who brings to the profession a love of teaching and high quality academic achievement.

Criteria for selection: Preference will be given to a student making good progress toward degree/licensure requirements, scholastic achievement, outstanding character, and professional commitment to elementary education. Must have a 3.0 overall GPA.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

 

Description: To assist students who are enrolled in the School of Education and are preparing for a career in teaching.

Criteria for selection: To be awarded to a student who is enrolled in the School of Education and is preparing for a career in teaching. Awarded based on accepted policies of the Virginia Tech Office of Scholarships and Financial Aid.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: To assist students who wish to pursue their career and licensure in Science Education. Criteria for selection:

Application Procedure: Recipient shall be, at the time of receipt of the scholarship funds, a rising senior or a graduate student accepted into the VT Science Education program. First preference shall be given for financial need, and secondly, scholastic achievement.

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: Awarded to graduate students in the School of Education who are enrolled in a Teacher Education Licensure Program in Elementary Education.

Criteria for selection: Scholarship recipients must show financial need, academic achievement, extracurricular leadership, community service and reside in the State of Virginia.

Application Procedure

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: Awarded annually to a student enrolled in a teacher education program in the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences.

Criteria for selection: Based on both academic standing and financial need.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: To assist students who are enrolled or will be at the time of receipt of scholarship funds in a program to prepare them to teach students K-12. 

Criteria for selection: Preference shall be given to student based upon (1) financial need, (2) community service and (3) academic achievement.  

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

The Robert Noyce Teacher Scholarship program has been developed to increase the number and quality of new secondary school mathematics teachers. Please visit Mathematics Education for eligibility criteria and application information.

The Mary Karen Read Memorial Scholarship was established to honor the memory of Mary Karen Read, an Interdisciplinary Studies major whose life was lost in Norris Hall on the Virginia Tech campus on April 16, 2007.

Deeply faithful in every aspect of her life, Mary's great happiness came from helping others, especially children, who were drawn to her gentle spirit and bright, welcoming smile. Mary's optimism, radiance, and generosity are celebrated through the awarding of this scholarship to individuals who share Mary's dream of one day teaching elementary school and positively influencing the lives of young children.

Each year, between $1,000 and $3,000 will be awarded to one or more individuals pursuing a degree within the College of Liberal Arts and Human Sciences with the intention of pursuing graduate study and/or a career in Early Childhood or Elementary Education.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: For application & instructions, see the College of Liberal Arts & Human Sciences scholarship page.

Description: This scholarship was established by Dr. Robert S. Whiton, PhD, in honor of his late father, S. G. Whiton, Jr, who was a dedicated high school Chemistry and Physics teacher. It was established to encourage new students to become high school STEM educators.

Criteria for selection: .  Applicants must meet the following guidelines: 1) a graduate student who received an undergraduate degree in a STEM discipline and who is actively pursuing a graduate degree within the School of Education and an endorsement to become a high school science teacher 2) academic merit 3) first preference will be given to candidates whose undergraduate  degree is in Chemistry or Physics with second preference given to a candidate with an undergraduate degree in Biology, Math or another STEM discipline.

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

Description: This scholarship is for Virginia Tech undergraduate students who are planning to be teachers, especially in the Virginia critical teaching shortage areas, and who are in options within their majors that are leading to this goal.

Criteria for selection:

Priority will be given to those who, for two years preceding their acceptance, have resided in Franklin, Patrick, or Henry County, Virginia, with priority given to residents of those counties in the order listed. Applicants must plan to apply for the master’s program in the Virginia Tech School of Education when they are nearing completion of their bachelor’s degrees.  In addition, priority will be given to students preparing to become teachers in shortage programs offered at Virginia Tech (Elementary, Career and Technical, Mathematics, Counseling, English).  If no student who applies is from one or more of these counties or shortage areas, the award will be based on financial need and recipient(s) must be a resident of the State of Virginia. 

Application Procedure:

Deadline: March 2, 2018

Contact: Marie Trimmer, mtrimmer@vt.edu, (540) 231-0393

School of Education Office of Academic Programs (0313)

War Memorial Hall, Room 108, Virginia Tech

370 Drillfield Drive

Blacksburg, VA 24061

An incentive program for students interested in pursuing a teaching career in a critical shortage teaching area.

Commonwealth of Virginia Critical Shortage Teaching Endorsement Areas for 2017-2018 School Year

There is a state form and an agreement detailing the conditions of the award that must be filled out and signed. Students should be nominated by the program area leader for an application. Applications should be available mid-March.