Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program

In order to receive this scholarship, you must be a current undergraduate or graduate Education major and you must be nominated by Regent University. Nominations are usually submitted in early May for the upcoming fall semester. To determine if you would be eligible to be nominated, contact Ashley Rombs in the School of Education.

Graduate and undergraduate students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia’s critical shortage teaching areas are eligible to apply for the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan.

Typically, students who are eligible for this program are:

(a) enrolled in a program leading to an endorsement in a critical shortage area as annually established by the Board of Education;

2015-16 shortage areas include:

  1. Special Education
  2. Elementary Education preK-6
  3. Middle Education Grades 6-8
  4. Career and Technical Education
  5. Mathematics Grades 6-12 (including Algebra I)
  6. School Counselor preK-12
  7. Foreign Languages preK-12
  8. English
  9. Health and Physical Education preK-12
  10. History and Social Sciences

(b) male teacher candidates in an elementary or middle school education program;

(c) minority teacher candidates enrolled in any teacher endorsement area; or

(d) students in an approved teacher education program leading to an endorsement in career and technical education.

This award is considered a scholarship as long as the award recipient accepts a teaching position within the first full academic year after becoming eligible for a teaching license. If, upon completion of the teacher preparation program, the recipient does not teach, the scholarship-loan must be paid back to the Commonwealth of Virginia.