Virginia State Council of Higher Education/Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program

The primary purpose of the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) is to provide financial support to students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia's critical shortage teaching areas. Upon program completion, the scholarship recipient shall begin teaching in the public schools of the Commonwealth in the first full academic year after becoming eligible for a teaching license, and shall fulfill the teaching obligation in accordance with the Promissory Note by teaching continuously in Virginia for the same number of years that he was the beneficiary of such scholarship. If the recipient fails to honor the obligation, the scholarship loan must be paid back to the Commonwealth of Virginia. Undergraduates at or beyond the sophomore year in college, must have been in the top 10 percent of their high school class or identified through an alternative measure of achievement as selected by the institution, such as high school grade point average equivalent to an A average. Only the dean or director of teacher education may submit completed applications to the Virginia Department of Education.

Award Information

Award Amount
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Number of Awards
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Application Deadline
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Available to Class Level
Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, Seniors
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Eligibility Requirements

Minimum GPA Required
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Religious Affiliation
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Location of College
Area of Study
Financial Need
Financial need analysis is not required

Scholarship Sponsor


Virginia State Council of Higher Education
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City, State, Zip
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