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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, 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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