Opportunities: Scholarships & Loans
The primary purpose of the VTSLP is to provide financial support to students who are preparing to teach in one of Virginia's critical shortage fields. The critical shortage fields are 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. Shortages in specific subject areas are derived from the top 10 academic disciplines identified by the survey as shortage fields.
There are a number of scholarships available to students majoring in special education. Contact the Financial Aid Office at (757) 683-3683.
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. Consideration will be given to academic performance and financial need.
The Frank Hill Knecht Memorial Scholarship Endowment
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. Further information on the Gay and Knecht Scholarships is available from the Office of Student Financial Aid http://www.odu.edu/af/finaid/ Students may also contact the Office of Student Financial Aid, 121 Alfred B. Rollins Hall, Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA 23529-0052 (757) 683-3683