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Scholarships & Awards

State and National Awards

Major students selected are eligible to receive the following awards:

VAHPERD Student Recognition Award:

  • Overall GPA 2.8
  • Major GPA 3.0
  • Attendance at a previous professional convention (if an athlete is being considered, attendance at a previous VAHPERD/professional convention may be waived if a varsity game was scheduled for the convention date).
  • Participation in intramural or varsity athletics for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Member of the student major club with active involvement. The organization's advisor will determine involvement.

Frances A. Mays Scholarship Award:

  • Overall GPA 2.8
  • Major GPA 3.0
  • Senior student majoring in health, physical education, recreation, or dance.
  • Shall have been a student for three (3) years at a Virginia college/university offering a degree in health, physical education, recreation, or dance, and shall have made plans to complete the degree at that college/university.
  • Attendance at a previous professional convention (if an athlete is being considered, attendance at a previous VAHPERD/professional convention may be waived if a varsity game was scheduled for the convention date).
  • Member of the student major club with active involvement. The organization's advisor will determine involvement.

NASPE Outstanding Major Award:

  • Overall GPA 2.8
  • Major GPA 3.0
  • Attendance at a previous professional convention (if an athlete is being considered, attendance at a previous VAHPERD/professional convention may be waived if a varsity game was scheduled for the convention date).
  • Participation in intramural or varsity athletics for a minimum of one (1) year.
  • Member of the student major club with active involvement. Involvement will be determined by the organization's advisor(s).

Virginia Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (VACTE) Award

Longwood University, A VACTE member institution, may nominate one student each year that is currently enrolled full-time in the teacher education program. The VACTE Scholarship Committee will use the following criteria for selection:

  • This scholarship is open to all students. However, preference will be given to minority candidates.
  • Students must be a junior or senior admitted to the teacher education program and should be able to demonstrate a balanced program in liberal arts and professional education.
  • Should have prior or current experience in working with children or young people (i.e. camp, volunteer work, student professional club, etc.).
  • Overall GPA of 3.2 or higher.
 

HARK Department Awards

 

Olive T. Iler Award

This award is given yearly to a rising senior majoring in physical education in the teaching option. The student must have been a student at Longwood University for five (5) semesters and must have made plans to complete the degree at Longwood University. The recipient must possess outstanding personal qualities, high ideals, good scholarship and professional ethics.

 Eleanor W. Bobbitt Award

This award is given yearly to a full time junior or senior physical education major in the teaching option. The student must have attended Longwood University at least two years, have a 2.75 overall GPA and a 3.00 major GPA. The student must be outstanding in professionalism as demonstrated by attendance and/or membership in student and professional organizations, and an active participant in service projects. This award is renewable.

 

CEHS Awards

Rust And Centennial Scholarships

Martha Sinclair Rust & Mary Sinclair Rust Memorial Education Scholarship and the Longwood University Teacher Education Centennial Scholarship require that a department chair in consultation with the faculty nominate you. Both scholarships are awarded to rising seniors who have completed 75 school hours and have a minimum 3.25 GPA.

Longwood University Scholarships for students who plan to teach:

Other general scholarships and awards are listed in the current undergraduate catalog.