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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.
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.
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.
The financial reward will be credited to the recipient's Longwood account.
In April of 2006, the Jimmy Yarbrough Inspiration Award was presented for the first time, honoring the memory of and memorializing the former Longwood senior associate director of admissions who died April 14, 2005. The award recognizes a student-athlete who exhibits exemplary performance academically, in intercollegiate competition, and in community service. The initial winner is junior field hockey defender Katie Murphy/Virginia Beach (Princess Anne), also President of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee (SAAC).
As a Longwood University student, Jimmy Yarbrough was a high-scoring guard on the first two men's basketball teams. Later, as senior associate director of admissions, he worked to find scholarship money so that high school students from disadvantaged backgrounds could attend Longwood. Thus, it's only appropriate that one of Longwood's most popular employees, who died April 14, 2005, is being memorialized with a new award for student-athletes that will honor his memory.
The Jimmy Yarbrough Inspiration Award, initiated by the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, recognizes a student-athlete who exhibits exemplary performance academically, in intercollegiate competition, and in service to the community. Yarbrough played basketball at Longwood for two years (1976-77 and 1977-78) and still holds the single-game scoring record (46 points) and record for field goals (16) in a game while ranking third in career scoring average (19.5). Yarbrough, a Longwood alumnus (B.S. '82, M.S. '96), died after battling non-Hodgkin's lymphoma for eight years. He had worked in the admissions office since 1989 and had developed a devoted following among high school students for his legendary skill as a speaker. Yarbrough is survived by his wife, Allie, and three children: Neal, Jason, and Anne.
Major students selected are eligible to receive the following awards:
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:
Other general scholarships and awards are listed in the current undergraduate catalog.