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Christopher Newport offers several scholarships to students in the teacher preparation program (based on funding availability).

Blechman MAT Annual Scholarship $1,000-$4,000
Blechman scholars will teach in a critical shortage area in Newport News after graduation.

Gailey MAT Annual Scholarship $1,000
Awarded to a student who will teach mathematics after graduation

Makibbin Endowed Scholarship $1,600
Preference given to students who plan to teach English or elementary

Wood-Shoemaker MAT Annual Scholarship $4,000
Must demonstrate financial need

William E. Wood Scholarship $4,000
Awarded every other year to a rising senior accepted into the MAT program

James and Virginia Taylor Endowed Scholarship $600
Awarded to any MAT candidate

RCD Thompson Teaching Scholarship $2,500
Awarded to an MAT candidate with a GPA of 3.0 or higher who also has demonstrated financial need

In addition, the Virginia Department of Education awards the Virginia Teaching Scholarships to minority or under-represented candidates, or to students who will teach in critical shortage areas.

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