This scholarship is named for Ena Gross to honor her dedication to the importance of continuing education. The VCTM Professional Development Scholarship Program supports current VCTM members with two scholarships of up to $2000 each to tuition reimbursement for math education coursework.
The purpose of this scholarship is to provide a teacher seeking a math endorsement to teach middle or secondary mathematics or individual switching careers to teach middle or secondary mathematics financial assistance for tuition reimbursement. The recipient will be reimbursed up to $2,000 for the cost of tuition upon completion of a mathematics or mathematics education course. The course must be completed within the year in which the recipient applied for the scholarship. The recipient of the scholarship is responsible for submitting a transcript and a receipt of tuition cost to the VCTM treasurer.
If awarded, the recipient of the scholarship is encouraged to share the knowledge gained by participating in this course work with teachers in their local school division or with their local VCTM affiliate. Recipients are also encouraged to share their experience pertaining to this scholarship by writing and submitting an article to the Virginia Mathematics Teacher or presenting at a VCTM conference.
Recipients of this scholarship are only eligible to receive this scholarship once every five years. Submissions will be evaluated in December and again in April. When the scholarship has been awarded, the submission process will be closed for the year.
Applicants are advised that the application must address the following questions: