The Virginia General Assembly provides funds to support the Virginia Teaching Scholarship Loan Program (VTSLP) as an incentive to increase the number of teacher candidates pursuing careers in critical teacher shortage areas as defined in the Board of Education's Regulations Governing the Determination of Critical Teacher Shortage areas. Also, the program serves as an incentive to increase the diversity of persons pursuing careers in teaching, including male teacher candidates enrolled in an elementary or middle school education programs, and minority teacher candidates enrolled in any teaching endorsement area.
The critical shortage areas defined for the 2017-2018 program that are offered through our School of Education are Special Education, Elementary Education, Mathematics 6-12, School Counseling, English, Foreign Languages, and Secondary Social Studies.
VTSLP Guidelines [pdf]
VTSLP Application [pdf]
Sample Promissory Note [pdf] (you will be sent an actual promissory note to complete if selected by the VDOE for the award)
The completed, original application MUST be returned to the Office of Academic Programs:
The College of William and Mary
School of Education
Office of Academic Programs - VTSLP
PO Box 8795
Williamsburg, VA 23187
You may also drop off your application in suite 1071 on the first floor of the School of Education.
The completed application MUST be mailed or dropped off. The VDOE will NOT accept faxed or scanned applications, as they must contain an original signature. We must receive all applications in our office no later than August 24, 2017.
In order to be considered for this program, you MUST be nominated by the School of Education. Do not send your application directly to the Department of Education. William & Mary may nominate only 1 student from the applications received. All applicants must attest to being a domiciliary resident of Virginia.