James O. Hodges Scholarship

Hodges served the School of Education from 1974 to 1995, where he spent his entire career preparing teachers in elementary education. He was awarded emeritus status upon retirement in 1995. In 1993, he became the first recipient of the school’s Charles P. Ruch Award for Teaching Excellence. Dr. Hodges was instrumental in establishing a Phi Delta Kappa professional education fraternity chapter and was a longtime faculty sponsor of the VCU chapter of the Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA). Monies from this fund may be applied for in multiple years providing the student remains in good academic standing as determined by the School of Education Scholarship Committee.

Available for:

Undergraduate and graduate students


  • Must demonstrate financial need
  • Commitment to serving students in elementary education
  • Demonstrate significant involvement with Student Virginia Education Association (SVEA), with preference given to students who have held leadership roles