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Application for the 2024-2025 academic year for paraprofessional teaching fellows at JMU is now OPEN!

Eligibility for Paraprofessional Teaching Fellows

All the following eligibility requirements must be met to apply to the Paraprofessional Teaching Fellows program:

  • All applicants must be admitted to JMU as a degree-seeking student through the Adult Degree Program (ADP).
  • All students must be considered In-State Virginia Residents according to the Office of Admissions. No exceptions! 
  • Must be employed by a K-12 school in one of the partnering regions (Harrisonburg City, Rockingham County, Frederick County, Warren County, Petersburg, Virginia Beach City, Page County or Portsmouth City Schools).
  • Must plan to major in elementary education, early childhood education, or special education.

How to Apply

  • Using the link that was provided in the GYO Campus Paraprofessional Fellows email, complete the Paraprofessional Teaching Fellows Application through Madison Scholarships Hub.

Teaching Fellow Decision Email Notice

Within 2-3 weeks after submitting your application through the Madison Scholarship Hub, Paraprofessional Teaching Fellow applicants will be contacted via email regarding their application status.

Student Confirmation of Teaching Fellows Scholarship/Loan Acceptance

Students must accept their scholarship/loan award by the deadline stated in the email decision notice.

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