(Up to $5,000) – This is a WV state funded program that is available to students who are accepted or enrolled as a full-time student in a course of study leading to certification as a teacher at the pre-school, elementary, middle, or secondary level.
This program is available to both undergraduate and graduate students. Undergraduate students must have a 3.25 grade point average after completing two years of coursework. Graduate students must be graduating in the top 10 percent of his/her college/university graduating class or have a 3.5 grade point average or above. Students must agree to teach in WV for a period of time upon graduation. If a recipient of the Underwood-Smith Teacher Scholarship Program does not fulfill the service requirements, he/she will have to pay back the scholarship including interest. For more information about this program click here.