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.
My participation in the Learning Forward Academy, which was funded by a Learning Forward Foundation Grant, has had an enormous impact on my school district. My problem of practice that was studied during my 3 years in Academy has become a major, districtwide initiative that has impacted every classroom in our district in some fashion. I’m incredibly grateful for the sponsorship and the catalyst for learning and leadership that Learning Forward provided.— Suzanne Newell, Patsy Hochman Academy Scholarship, 2014
The Learning Forward Team Grant awarded us the opportunity to further develop ourselves as individual educators and as a teaching team. Consequently, our special education students experienced an unprecedented amount of success in a variety of areas including socio-emotional, academic, behavioral, and speech development.— Newark, Learning Forward Team Grant, 2015