Scholarships & Grants

Ann Snyder Simmons Fellowship

This fellowship was established by Ann Snyder Simmons, class of 1960, and her husband, Howell Simmons.  The purpose of the fellowship is to recognize an outstanding graduate student who has completed his or her baccalaureate degree, has teaching experience, and intends to obtain the Master of Education in Reading, Literacy and Learning degree program at Longwood University.

The Ann Snyder Simmons Fellowship awards up to $1,000 per semester to a highly qualified student.  To be eligible for the fellowship, the applicant must:

  1. Hold a Baccalaureate degree in Elementary Education or an equivalent certification and have a minimum of one year experience teaching at the elementary school level.
  2. Intend to obtain a Master’s degree in Longwood University’s Reading, Literacy & Learning graduate program.
  3. Demonstrate a passion for teaching literacy at the K-3 level.

The applicant is responsible for ensuring that all parts of the application are fully completed, accurate, and submitted by the suggested deadlines.  Read all instructions and information carefully before submitting your application. Please contact program coordinator with more information on how to apply. 

Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) grant

The Federal TEACH Grant allows up to $4,000 per year available for full-time graduate students. Students who also enroll in the summer term may also be eligible for up to $2,000 in additional aid. Amounts are prorated according to enrollment levels per term. The total amount of TEACH Grant a graduate student may receive is $8,000. 

These funds can only be used for the student's first graduate degree.

Phala Leggette Andressen Scholarship

(Awarded by RLL faculty each fall. Self-nominations accepted from all RLL students, on- and off-campus, with a preference for part-time students.)

The purpose of this scholarship is to recognize the commitment made by Clarence C. and Phala Leggette Andressen ’68 to support an outstanding graduate student with a 3.0 grade point average or higher who has completed his or her Baccalaureate Degree, and intends to obtain a Master’s of Education Degree in the Reading, Literacy and Learning Program at Longwood University. The recipients of the award(s) shall be a full time University student seeking a graduate degree from Longwood University. The fund shall be awarded by the Reading, Literacy and Learning Program.

Billie Morgan Scholarship

(Awarded by RLL faculty each spring. Self-nominations accepted from all RLL students, on- and off-campus.)

The Billie Morgan Scholarship was established in 2019 to recognize and remember Billie Morgan '36. Billie had a strong belief in education with an emphasis on teaching students to read. Billie was “ever willing to give of herself in order that children might learn more effectively." This scholarship is to support future teachers.

  • Preference: Students intending to become reading specialists.
  • Students must be seeking teacher licensure and intend to teach upon graduation.
  • Student must have high academic marks.