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Grants for Fellows

Grants are available to Fellows of The Academy for Teachers. Current grants include full scholarships to The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College and The Don Quixote Fellowship.

Bread Loaf School of English Scholarship

The Academy for Teachers is modeled on The Bread Loaf School of English at Middlebury College, where passionate students, most of them teachers, take inspiring classes in a beautiful mountain setting. Full scholarships, offered jointly by the Academy and Bread Loaf, will be awarded to Fellows of the Academy for Teachers who share a passion for literature, a love of creativity, and a devotion to teaching. We hope that six weeks among kindred spirits—reading, discussing, writing, playing—will send them into the next school year rejuvenated.

Applications will open for summer of 2024 in the fall of 2023.

A green and yellow building at the Middlebury Bread Loaf School of English.

Don Quixote Fellowship

When teachers are inspired, students benefit. The Don Quixote Fellowships supports idealistic, romantic, creative, impractical, adventurous projects born of teachers’ passions. Awards up to $5,000 are granted.

Projects can, but need not, be related to classroom practice: a science teacher might study Inuit poetry in Alaska or a pre-K teacher might carve a fifteen-foot marble sculpture. We are looking for applicants who use ingenuity in planning an original experience.

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Help us keep great teachers in the classroom

Teachers, our most valuable resource, are struggling. Overwhelmed and under-supported, too many teachers leave the profession too soon. The Academy’s enriching experiences and supportive community have been proven to improve those odds.