The Virginia EL Supervisors’ Association is proud to be able to offer scholarships to EL students who are planning to continue their studies at an institution of higher learning.


The following criteria is used for scholarship consideration:

  • Enrolled in an ESL program for at least one year in grades 6-12 in a Virginia public school

  • Enrolled in 12th grade at the time of application

  • 3.0 minimum cumulative grade point average

  • Financial need


Application Deadline:  

Due to the Coronavirus Pandemic, the VESA Scholarship deadline has been moved to May 31, 2020.  Please disregard the April 17th deadline on the application letter.  If you are not able to get your application signed by an ESOL teacher or School Counselor we will accept it along with your references in lieu of this signature.  We are not able to accept incomplete packets.  If you need to email your information, please go to (for example) a UPS store and scan your completed application and attach all of your references and transcripts within one email or Zip file to:  We will not be able to match individual emails without all pieces attached to your packet.  The physical mailing address:

Kimberly Peterson

12 N. Washington Street

Winchester, VA 22601