Scholarship and Grant Opportunities
Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship
The foundation provides scholarships for school-based and district-based educators engaged in the Academy experience. The foundation also provides the Patsy Hochman Academy Scholarship for a Texas educator at the school or district level engaged in the Academy experience.
Learning Forward Affiliate Grant
The foundation provides two grants opportunities of up to $2,000 for one year to assist Learning Forward affiliates needing to rebuild, reorganize, or generate a stronger organization. One grant will honor Dale Hair’s legacy of work with the affiliates and the other grant will be offered by the Learning Forward Foundation. Applicants must be officially recognized Learning Forward Affiliate organizations.
The Betty Dillon Peterson Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Grant
This grant honors the memory of Betty Dillon Peterson, who provided extraordinary leadership as founding member of the National Staff Development Council/Learning Forward and in providing mentorship to the Learning Forward Foundation Board of Directors. The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Grant focuses on strengthening knowledge, skills, and dispositions of school leaders to improve the outcomes of professional learning for staff and students at the school level. Through the support of the foundation, this scholarship supports the principal through Learning Forward Annual Conference participation and individualized executive coaching as he or she converts good performance in his or her school to a new level of superiority of academic learning of staff and students.
Learning Forward Foundation Team Grant
This grant supports teams (grade level, school, and district teams) in an effort to advance Learning Forward’s vision: Excellent teaching and learning every day. The grant amount is up to $10,000 to support achievement of a challenging goal aligned with the above vision and may include registration fees for the Learning Forward Annual conference for team members.
Receiving the Chidley Scholarship afforded me the opportunity for a very— John Willis, Learning Forward Foundation (Chidley) Academy Scholarship, 2014
high level of one on one coaching. My coach helped me, above all else, to
ensure my problem of practice has a bottom line focus on increasing student
As a recipient of the Learning Foundation Academy Scholarship, I have been so blessed to participate in the Learning Forward Academy. It has been an exciting experience to learn with educators from across the country as we identify authentic problems of practice and utilize inquiry-based learning to bring about significant change through professional learning. One of my greatest challenges as a leader of professional learning is having the ability to assess the impact of our work. The academy has provided me with new tools and frameworks to use in measuring success. As we pause to give thanks at this time of year, I add the scholarship and academy to my gratitude list.— Anna Jackson, Learning Forward Foundation Academy Scholarship, 2016