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Student Teacher Scholarships

WVARSE, recognizing the need to train future teachers with a dedication to learning and academic achievement, promotes a STUDENT TEACHER SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM. This scholarship is open to students in West Virginia colleges who have successfully completed their preparation for student teaching and have been recommended by their colleges for formal student teaching in an elementary or secondary public school in West Virginia.

The application for the scholarships may be downloaded from this website.

The following rules must be observed:

1. Applicant for this scholarship must be (1) a resident of West Virginia, (2) a graduate of a West Virginia public high school, (3) a student enrolled in a West Virginia college/university, (4) a future teacher planning to teach in West Virginia.

2. All requirements listed on the checklist must be word processed unless noted differently on the checklist. Handwritten applications will not be accepted.

3. All sections of the application form must be completed. Failure to complete any section will result in disqualification.

4. No application will be accepted without the endorsement of the Teacher Education Director or his/her designee. No electronic signatures accepted.

5. All persons making recommendations must personally sign the recommendation. Any submitted without a signature or with electronic signature will be disqualified.

6.Use standard 8 1/2 x11 size paper and printed on front side only for all pages included with the application.

7. No application will be accepted without the most current transcript attached.

8. The post mark date will determine if the application is reviewed by

the committee.

9. The recipients of the scholarship must provide Social Security number to the WVARSE Treasurer when requested. Failure to send the Social Security number will result in forfeiture of the scholarship.

10. Applicants must attach a photograph (no larger than 3 x 5) to the front of the application. Scanned photographs will not be accepted.


The WVARSE Scholarship Committee will select the recipients of the scholarship. The selection will be based on completeness of the application, adherence to the rules established, application date and post mark date, recommendations, personal qualities, experiences, honors listed, and a true autobiography that reveals more than why the applicant decided to become
a teacher.