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Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute Scholarships

Teacher Institute at the Palace

We are very pleased to announce scholarship opportunities to the 2018 Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute (week-long immersive survey programs), Institute in American History and Content Literacy, and NEW 3-day themed seminars (Teacher Institute alumni may apply). These scholarships are the result 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.

Note: Applying for a scholarship is not the same process as registering for a session of the Teacher Institute. Those able to pay their own tuition may register themselves online now. If you apply for a scholarship, you do not need to also register in April. Registration questions may be directed to Valerie Perkins, registrar, at

The 2018 scholarship application is closed.

An interest list for the 2019 Teacher Institute programs will be
available here before the end of January.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Applications for Oklahoma or Los Angeles, California scholarships must be submitted directly to the coordinating institutions for those areas.

Los Angeles, California
Scholarships are available for fifth-grade public school teachers in Los Angeles County and Los Angeles Unified School Districts to attend July 28–August 3, 2018. Please wait until February 1, 2018 to visit the LA County Office of Education website at for application instructions.
Dr. Michelle Herczog may be reached at (562) 922-6331 or by email at for more information.

Scholarships are available for fifth grade Oklahoma teachers to attend June 2-8, 2018 and for eighth-grade Oklahoma teachers to attend June 10-15, 2018. Applications are available on the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence web site at beginning Nov. 1, 2017, and are due Feb. 1, 2018. For more information, contact the foundation at (405) 236-0006.

Institute in American History and Content Area Literacy Scholarships available for American history teachers in New York City and Long Island who have experience leading reading and writing workshops. For application or questions please email

Matching Grants

Matching grant scholarships are available for American history teachers who work at the elementary, middle, or high school level in any public school in the United States. Colonial Williamsburg will provide the tuition and transportation for one teacher, if the school/district will fund another teacher from the same school or district. Both teachers must apply separately and list each other on their applications. Please contact Steven Moore at (757) 565-8867 or for more information.