The New Hampshire Charitable Foundation is now accepting applications for its Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship and Professional Development Scholarship programs.
Now in its tenth year, the Louise Tillotson Teaching Fellowship was established to honor and celebrate North Country teachers in public education. The fellowship is available to K-12 public school teachers in the North Country, which includes upper Grafton and Carroll Counties and Coos County, and in bordering communities in Essex County, Vt. Preference is given to teachers in Coos County.
Each year, the fellowship provides one to three teachers with awards ranging from $10,000 to $15,000 each. A selection committee will award fellowships based on candidates’ commitment to public education, breadth of experience, demonstration of innovation in education, creativity in solving problems, communication skills and ability to inspire educators and students.
Fellowship applications are available on the foundation’s website at www.nhcf.org/tillotsonfellowship.
Completed applications are due Friday, April 28. Applications will be reviewed, and a small number of finalists will be invited to a personal interview in May.
The fellowship committee is also offering a scholarship program for professional development and continuing education for North Country teachers. Scholarships are available to K-12 public school teachers in the North Country and in bordering communities in Essex County, Vt. Preference is given to teachers in Coos County. Scholarship funds can be used for continuing education expenses, as well as workshops, tuition and conferences in support of professional development.
Candidates can apply for up to $1,000 by submitting an online application at www.nhcf.org/tillotsonscholarship. The application deadline is Friday, April 28. Applicants may be contacted for more information regarding their application.