Originally founded in 1967 as the Teachers Institute in Liberal Education, the Graduate Institute seeks to preserve a commitment to the education of teachers as a special part of its mission. The Graduate Institute therefore offers special grants to educators.
Additionally, the Graduate Institute offers low-interest loans through the Stafford Loan Program, which are awarded on the basis of need. In recent years, at least 50% of the students in the Graduate Institute have qualified for some form of financial assistance. St. John's grants are applicable only to tuition, while loans may be used to cover living expenses as well.
This grant is need-based and offers a minimum grant of $500 and a maximum grant equal to 50% of tuition for those with demonstrated need. To apply a student must complete the FAFSA, the Teacher Grant Application, and obtain a letter from their Headmaster or Principal verifying employment. A minimum of one year of full-time teaching experience is required to qualify for the grant.
This grant provides a one-third tuition waiver and is not need-based. It is available to students working in education as teachers, administrators, professors, and curriculum developers. The National Educator's Grant Application and a letter verifying employment are necessary to apply. A minimum of three years of full-time teaching experience is required to qualify for the grant.
This program is funded through the generosity of the Hodson Trust, and offers a grant of 70% of cost during the summer for eligible full-time primary or secondary school teachers. This Fellowship is open to students from the states of Maryland, Virginia, Washington D.C., Delaware, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Connecticut, and New York. Applicants must complete an application and provide a letter from the principal of their school verifying their full time employment as a teacher in the academic year prior to enrollment to the Institute. Matching grants are available for those who want to attend the Santa Fe campus, although the Hodson Trust Teacher Fellowship Program is available only on the Annapolis campus.