VCU Holmes Scholars Program

Screens on stage of Holmes Scholars conference

Why the Holmes Scholars Program? “I wanted to be surrounded by like-minded doctoral students and mentors who look like me and support me through my educational journey.”

- Ejana Bennett, Doctoral Student & VCU Holmes Scholars President

The VCU Holmes Scholars Program provides students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. with resources and professional development to best position them for tenure-track faculty positions. Students apply to the program and are selected based on an active research agenda and excellent academic standing in their doctoral program.

Read more about our Holmes Scholars in their 2023 Holmes Scholars Newsletter.


2023-2024 VCU Holmes Scholar Application Now Open
Applications are due by 12 pm (noon) on Thursday, September 14, 2023.
>>Apply Here

The application process is open for the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) Holmes Scholar® in the School of Education at Virginia Commonwealth University. As a Holmes Scholar, you will be a member of our AACTE Holmes Scholars® network through AACTE.







Each year, VCU School of Education Holmes Scholars attend the AACTE Annual Meeting to engage in discussion, share research and practices, and become better equipped to drive change in educator preparation. 

VCU School of Education Holmes Scholars showcased their work at the AACTE Holmes Scholars Pre-conference in Indianapolis in February 2023.  Of the 38 research posters at the poster session, 16 were VCU School of Education Holmes Scholars.  

Congratulations to all!   >>See more photos here on Flicker. 

The AACTE Holmes Scholars Program supports students who self-identify as racially and ethnically diverse and are pursuing graduate degrees in education at AACTE member institutions.  The American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education (AACTE) Holmes Scholars Program supports students from historically underrepresented groups who are pursuing careers in education at AACTE member institutions.  >> See fact sheet on AACTE Holmes Scholars.  



2022-23 VCU Holmes Scholar Bios

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