Elaine West Johnson Scholarship

The Elaine West Johnson Scholarship was established to honor the memory of the late Elaine West Johnson, who taught deaf children for 40 years at the Virginia School for the Deaf and Blind in Hampton, Va. The scholarship was endowed by her daughter, Dr. Diane Simon, and her son-in-law, Dr. Thomas Beatty.

Available for:

Graduate students


  • Must be accepted into a graduate program in special education
  • Must demonstrate commitment to teach children with disabilites in an urban environment