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Grants for Teachers and Educators

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.

The Graduate Institute Teacher’s Grant

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.

Download the Teacher’s Grant Application

The National Educator’s 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.

Download the National Educator’s Grant Application

The Hodson Trust Teacher Fellowship Program

This program (in Annapolis only) 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 Maryland, Virginia, the District of Columbia, 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 Graduate Institute. Priority for the Hodson Trust Teacher Fellowship Program will be given to students attending the Graduate Institute in-person.

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.

Download the Hodson Trust Teacher Fellowship Application

Read the Fellowship Brochure