Darrell S. Larson Education Scholarship
The purpose of the Darrell S. Larson Education Scholarship will be to assist financially an education student in his/her junior and/or senior year. The student must be majoring in Elementary Education or Early Childhood Education (Grades 2-8). The student must be in good academic standing and demonstrate financial need. Preferably, the student should be an undergraduate but the Selection Committee may award the scholarship to a graduate student in Education.
It is the desire of the benefactor that the recipient(s) intend to teach in elementary or middle school for at least two years after graduation. The recipient should consider this a moral obligation scholarship and should be repaid if the student does not teach for at least two years after graduation.
Ethel Robinson Meehan Education Scholarship
The recipient of the scholarship shall be a junior or senior in the Viterbo University Bachelor of Science in Education program with preparation in Middle/Secondary Licensure or a student in the Post Baccalaureate Teacher Licensure Program. The recipient must be in good academic standing with the university and have demonstrated financial need. The scholarship is renewable for one year, with intention to provide assistance for student teaching.
One-half of the available money annually will be used to award a new scholarship and the other half for renewal of last year’s award. Students must submit an application and essay to the education department faculty. The department will submit a ranking of the three (3) new applicant finalists to be considered as fitting the criteria for financial need. The new recipient shall be chosen by the VU Financial Aid Scholarship Officer, using the ranking of the department and then considering financial need criteria. The education department will also validate the renewal of the former recipient’s scholarship. (Note: If there is no renewal in a given year, the other half of the available money can be awarded to a new recipient; however, only one of those awardees would be eligible for renewal the following year, or the renewal award could be split.)
3 T’s-Tigges Teacher Training Scholarship
The recipient shall be a female/male student who has been admitted to the Viterbo Teacher Education Program
The selection will be made by the Viterbo Education department considering which student displays the greatest potential for teaching and would benefit the most by being selected as a “3T” scholar. The individual chosen can be eligible to receive the scholarship more than one year. The recipient must
1. Be a full-time undergraduate student
2. Have and maintain a 3.0 GPA
3. Demonstrate strong Christian values
4. Demonstrate financial need
Teacher Loan Forgiveness
If you are a teacher in an eligible school, took your first student loan out after October 1, 1998, and meet other criteria, up to $17,500 of your Stafford loan balance may be forgiven by the federal government. Visit studentaid.ed.gov for more information.