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Scholarships

Are you interested in applying for scholarships administered by the School of Education? At this site you will find information on scholarships and their specific criteria. Read the guidelines completely before applying.

Scholarship Application Workshop

Each semester, the School of Education offers a scholarship application workshop. Please check the bulletin board in the Bozeman Building for announcements regarding the workshop as well as other scholarships that are not listed in the Norfolk State University Scholarship Guide that may periodically come into our office. Please ensure that your application is neat, error-free, and submitted in a timely manner. You may apply for more than one scholarship.

Scholarships

According to the National Scholarship Database, nearly 60 percent of scholarship deadlines fall between the months of February and April. Therefore, students should begin applying at least a few months prior to this, preferably sometime between September and December.

Thomas L. Wright Scholarship in Teacher Education
This scholarship honors the memory of Thomas L. Wright, who was a distinguished teacher of history. After his 2008 passing, this scholarship was funded by gifts from friends, coworkers and family members.

  • Education major pursuing a career in teaching
  • Must be a junior or senior
  • Must have a GPA of 2.7 or higher
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

F.I.R.S.T Scholar Education Scholarship
The F.I.R.S.T Scholar Education Scholarshp is designed to assist first-generation college students in achieving their educational goals

  • Teacher Education major (remain in teacher education track)
  • Undergraduate Enrolled full-time
  • Must have a minimum 2.5 GPA (cumulative) and a SAT score of 850
  • Degree seeking teacher education student seeking teacher licensure
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

The Helen Bessent-Byrd Endowed Scholarship
The Helen Bessent-Byrd Endowed Scholarship is an annual award for entering freshman planning to attend Norfolk State University in Virginia majoring in Education.

  • Special Education major (freshman)
  • Must have a 2.75 GPA (cumulative)
  • Must have a 3.00 GPA (in education courses)
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

The Ruth Winstead Diggs Scholarship
The Ruth Winstead Diggs Scholarship is an annual award for undergraduate who is a rising junior or senior attending Norfolk State University in Virginia.

  • Special Education major
  • Rising junior, rising senior or graduating senior
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

The Agnes Moore Jennings Scholarship
The Agnes Moore Jennings Scholarship is available to full-time students at Norfolk State University. You must be majoring in elementary education.

  • Elementary Education major
  • Must have a 2.5 GPA (cumulative)
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

Ruth E. Olds-Tucker Scholarship
The Ruth E. Olds-Tucker Scholarship is available to full-time students at Norfolk State University. You must be majoring in elementary education.

  • Elementary Education major
  • Need-based
  • Must have a 2.0 GPA and above
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

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. The critical shortage teaching areas are determined annually through the Supply and Demand Survey for School Personnel, based on data received by school divisions in Virginia. Shortages in specific subject areas are derived from the top 10 academic disciplines identified by the survey as shortage fields.

  • Sophomore, Junior, or Senior
  • Enrolled full-time in an approved teacher preparation program in a critical shortage area
  • Cumulative grade point average of a least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: TBA

Peter and Phyllis Pruden Distinguished Scholarship Fund in Elementary Education
An endowed scholarship established by Peter and Phyllis Pruden in memory of Judith Brothers Pruden, Class of 1940, because of their desire to support public higher education in the state of Virginia.

  • Elementary Education Major
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Resident of Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina or Tennessee
  • Need-based
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

Clarence V. Cuffee Scholarship
The Dr. Clarence V. Cuffee Scholarship was endowed in 2010 through the financial assistance of the City of Chesapeake employees, family, friends and colleagues of Dr. Cuffee. The Norfolk State University (NSU) Foundation has issued over $25,000 to deserving Chesapeake students attending NSU and majoring in social work or education.

  • Graduate 3.0 GPA and Undergraduate 2.5 GPA
  • Enrolled in approved teacher education program
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2017

Frances Audrey Orton Scholarship
The Frances Audrey Orton Scholarship is a $1,500 award for an area college student who is a resident of the city of Portsmouth, Virginia or Chesapeake, Virginia and who has been accepted into the Education program at Norfolk State University.

  • A full-time undergraduate student in good standing at Norfolk State University with a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.50.
  • A resident of the city of Portsmouth, Virginia
  • Accepted in the field of education.
  • Previous recipients are not eligible
  • Deadline: March 11, 2017

Margaret Johnson Lewis Scholarship
The Margaret Johnson Lewis Scholarship is available to students at Norfolk State University. You must be a Virginia resident.

  • Undergraduate, student teacher
  • Enrolled full-time Special education or Elementary major approved teacher preparation program
  • Virginia Resident
  • 3.0 GPA
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: April 8, 2016 & October 29, 2017

The Hattie M. Strong Scholarship
The Hattie M. Strong Foundation Loan is an interest-free loan available to American students, studying in the U.S. or abroad, who are entering their final year in a baccalaureate or graduate degree program. This is a competitive loan program taking into consideration your level of motivation, financial need, self-reliance and scholastic record.

  • Undergraduate and Graduate Intern/Student Teacher
  • Must have a 3.0 or higher GPA
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: November 20, 2017

William and Mozella Delk
William and Mozella Delk endowed scholarship students majoring in education.

  • Education Major
  • Must have a 2.5 or higher GPA
  • Resident of the State of Virginia
  • Demonstrated financial need
  • Enrolled full-time
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: TBA

Teach Grant Scholarship
The Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant Program provides grants of up to to students who agree to teach for four years at an elementary school, secondary school, or educational service agency that serves students from low-income families.

  • Enrolled full-time in program of Va high need area
  • Must have a 3.25 or higher GPA
  • FAFSA application completed
  • Amount Varies
  • Deadline: TBA
  • Contact: Dr. Jerrold W. Roy (757) 823-8886