Scholarships

There are education scholarships available for our undergraduate and graduate students. Please visit the following websites for details on scholarships for education majors.

Scholarships for Undergraduate Students:

  • Bessie Anderson College of Education Honors Scholarship
    Deadline: March 22, 2014
    2011- 2012 Recipient: Jessica Truac, Freshman, Elementary Education Major
    The four-year scholarship is to be awarded to one student and will cover the cost of tuition and fees and room and board for incoming freshman education majors.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Have a minimum high school grade point average of 3.5.
    2. Be entering as a full-time freshman with a declared major in education.
    3. Be West Virginia residents.
    4. Qualify for financial aid and will be ranked in accordance to the need index established under federal financial aid guidelines.
    5. Provide letters of recommendation from two high school teachers.

  • Mary Casey Bates Elementary Education Scholarship
    Deadline: March 22, 2014
    This scholarship (award amount $800.00) is awarded to an elementary education major who exhibits academic talent and financial need.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.
    2. Elementary education major.

  • Donald S. and Mary Anne Bruno Education Scholarship
    Deadline: March 22, 2014
    2010 – 2011 Recipient: Brittany Raineri, Sophomore, Elementary Education Major with Special Education Minor

    2011 2012 Recipient: Alivia Swiney, Sophomore, Elementary Education Major with General Science Minor
    2012 – 2013 Recipient: Casey Oliver, Senior, Elementary Education Major with Special Education  Minor
    This one-time scholarship (award amount $5000.00) is for a rising sophomore majoring in elementary education or music education.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. The student should be a top sophomore elementary or music education major.
    2. The student must demonstrate a commitment to the teaching profession and intend to enter the profession upon completion of undergraduate or graduate study.
    3. The student must demonstrate strong academic performance, college and community activities, and financial need.

  • Georgia Haught Cochran Memorial Scholarship
    Deadline: 2014
    The Cochran family, in memory of their mother, Georgia Haught Cochran, created this one-time scholarship of $250.00 to assist a deserving student in preparation to become a great teacher.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    2. Rising senior preparing for student teaching in senior year.
    3. Non-traditional students are strongly encouraged to apply.

  • Martha Goodrich Scholarship (2 Scholarships Awarded)
    Deadline: March 22, 2014
    2010 – 2011 Recipients: (1) Emily Ward, Senior, General Science Education Major (2) Merideth Sanders, Junior, Social Studies Education Major
    2011
    2012 Recipients: (1) Jordan Wells, Senior, Elementary Education Major (2) Ashley Elizabeth Zago, Senior, English Education Major
    This is a one-time academic scholarship (award amount $1500.00) given to a rising sophomore, junior, or senior education major from an elementary or secondary/comprehensive content area.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Be a rising sophomore, junior, or senior education major (elementary, secondary, or comprehensive program).
    2. Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher.
    3. Have demonstrated involvement in the campus community.
    4. Demonstrate a passion for teaching and a commitment to the field of Education.
    5. Demonstrate financial need for the award.

  • Doris Lakes Jones Scholarship
    Deadline:  March 22, 2013
    This two-year (award amount $1000.00 a year) scholarship is awarded to an Education major with an intent to teach in Brooke County, West Virginia. *This scholarship is awarded every other year.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. Rising freshman, sophomore, junior, or senior.
    2. GPA 3.0 or higher.
    3. Intent to live and work in Brooke County as a teacher upon graduation.
    4. Education major (elementary, secondary, or comprehensive).

  • The PDK Educational Foundation Scholarship
    Deadline: April 01, 2014
    The PDK Educational Foundation annually awards scholarships to prospective educators who have a connection to PDK. Eligible students must meet one of the following criteria.

    Minimum Requirements for Consideration:
    1. High school senior intending to major in education who is a member of a Future Educators Association® chapter in good standing.
    2. High school senior intending to major in education who is the child or grandchild of a Kappan in good standing.
    3. High school senior intending to major in education who has one of his/her reference letters written by a Kappan in good standing.
    4. High school senior intending to major in education whose application is selected to represent the local PDK chapter.
    5. An undergraduate member of an FEA or PDK chapter who is enrolled in a college education program.

  • Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship
    Deadline: March 01, 2014
    The Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program is a state funded student aid program designed to enable and encourage students to pursue teaching careers at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or secondary school level. Undergraduate and graduate scholarships, of up to $5,000.00 per academic year, are awarded on the basis of academic qualifications and interest in teaching. The objective is for a recipient to obtain a teaching certificate and to commit to the pursuit of a teaching career in West Virginia public schools.

    Due to limited funding, applications are accepted only from the students who will be a college junior, senior or graduate student during the year for which the application is being made. Undergraduate students must have a 3.25 GPA, graduate students must have a 3.5 GPA and all students must be enrolled full-time in a course of study leading to a certification as a teacher at the pre-school, elementary, middle or secondary level.

  • West Liberty University Scholarships
    The West Liberty University Scholars Program was established to attract top academic students. Students entering as a first-time freshman may qualify for one of three designations within the Scholars Program. In addition to receiving a four-year academic scholarship, students receive other benefits under this program. Please visit the link above for more information.