Provide financial support to students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia's critical shortage fields determined annually through the Supply and Demand Survey of Administrative and Instructional Personnel, distributed to every school division in Virginia by the Department of Education.
Scholarships for Special Education Students
THE JOHN ALBERT GAY SCHOLARSHIP ENDOWMENT
The John Albert Gay Scholarship Endowment was established in 1982 for a student in special education who specializes in children with emotional disabilities. Contact Teacher Education Services for eligibility determination.
From TeachVirginia Educator Career Center: With the critical shortage of special educators in Virginia, there has never been a better time to seek financial assistance for a career in special education.
The Frank Hill Knecht Memorial Scholarship Endowment was established in 1982 in memory of Frank Hill Knecht, an alumna and retired ODU staff member by his sister, Lena Rosa Conley. The recipient will be an undergraduate or graduate student majoring in education, preferably special education. The student will possess motivation and demonstrate financial need. Contact the Office of Student Financial Aid for more information.
Scholarships for Speech-Language Pathology Students
NORFOLK SERTOMA CLUB SCHOLARSHIPS
Several scholarships are offered each year to Masters students in speech-language Pathology. Preference is given to students who are actively involved in the ODU campus or the Norfolk and Hampton Roads community.
BENNETT’S CREEK SERTOMA CLUB SCHOLARSHIP
One scholarship is offered annually to a Master's degree student in speech-language pathology. Preference is given to a student who is a resident of Suffolk.
TIDEWATER SCOTTISH RITE SCHOLARSHIPS
Six $6,000 scholarships are offered annually to Master's degree students in speech-language pathology. Scholarships are offered based on academic performance among the top applicants to the graduate program each Fall.
Information about Speech-Language Pathology scholarships is available from the graduate program director, Dr. Stacie Raymer (email@example.com).
Through the College Cost Reduction and Access Act of 2007, Congress created the Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program that provides grants to students who intend to teach in a public or private elementary or secondary school that serves students from low-income families.
The Virginia Consortium for Teacher Preparation in Special Education Adapted Curriculum (ACSD) is comprised of six state-approved teacher preparation programs in special education.
The VI Consortium is the only academic program for preparing teachers of students with visual impairments in Virginia and is comprised of five universities: George Mason University, James Madison University, Norfolk State University, Old Dominion University, and Radford University. Its primary goal is to prepare teachers to be highly skilled at working with students with visual impairment and blindness.
Several graduate assistantships are available to students in the master's programs in speech-language pathology and special education. The assistantships come with a semester stipend. No tuition is included. Duties include providing administrative support and faculty support for teaching or research.
Four doctoral student assistantships are available to students in the special education doctoral program. The assistantships typically support graduate teaching assistants for the program.