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Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Scholarships

Because of the generosity of many Colonial Williamsburg Foundation friends, their deep commitment and respect for teachers, and their knowledge of the teacher’s role in educating citizens and leaders of tomorrow, we are very pleased to announce scholarship opportunities to the 2014 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute in American History. Scholarships are available in the following areas. Please click on your state below to obtain more information or to download the scholarship application.

Note: Most scholarship applications sent directly to Colonial Williamsburg use the same application. A cover page indicates which scholarships the application applies to; you only need to fill out one application unless otherwise noted. Be sure to indicate on the cover page the specific opportunities for which you wish to be considered, both in location and date.










New Jersey

New York

New York Institute in American History and Content Area Literacy
The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and Columbia University's Teachers College Reading and Writing Project
Scholarships are available for twenty New York American history teachers who have experience leading reading and writing workshops and want to pioneer the development of literacy-rich history curriculum at the elementary and middle school levels.

Goals of the Institute
Sessions focus on the colonial period, exploring content from 1607 through the end of the Revolutionary War. During the week, teachers will:

  • Identify and analyze significant seventeenth- and eighteenth-century economic, political, and social events that led to American independence from Great Britain.
  • Explore how Native American, European, and African interactions shaped and defined the American character.
  • Use primary sources to explore daily life in colonial Virginia.
  • Investigate the lifestyles of various social levels in eighteenth-century America, including the gentry, middling sort, tradespeople, merchants, soldiers, women, and slaves.
  • Learn and review how to develop students' abilities to use higher level critical thinking skills through the use of primary sources and technological resources.
  • Practice and draft lessons focused on nonfiction reading skills, note-taking, writing to learn, and writing to teach others.
  • Draft, revise, edit, and publish demonstration texts aimed at supporting students' writing skills.

Download a scholarship application.

Please direct questions about the Institute to Steven Moore at (757) 565-8867 or by email at Applications are due on April 25, 2014; notification of scholarship awards will be completed by May 15, 2014.




South Carolina