Excellent Teaching and Learning Every Day

Scholarships and grants

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This webinar supports applicants in ensuring their grant/scholarship application is aligned to the foundation expectations. Access the webinar. Enter your name and email address, and on the next screen select "Click Here to Enter Presentation."

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 purpose of this grant is to provide a Learning Forward affiliate organization with the opportunity to further their work within their respective state/region/province. This grant provides funding to allow an affiliate to create or expand their outreach thus enhancing the focus on professional learning that improves student achievement. The grant, for up to $10,000, funds a multi-year project. Applicants must be officially recognized Learning Forward Affiliate organizations (see the affiliate web page for more information about affiliates).

The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship

The Principal as a Leader of Professional Learning Scholarship was created to honor the memory of Don Richardson and support the accelerating growth of a principal as he or she focuses on the Leadership standard in the Standards for Professional Learning. 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 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.

Learning Forward Foundation Learning System Grant

The Learning Forward Foundation is making available a $20,000 three-year partnership grant for a system whose vision is to transform professional learning in order to promote learning at all levels of the system. This grant was established in honor of the many years of Sybil Yastrow's leadership in NSDC, now Learning Forward, and more recently for her work with the Impacting the Future Now Foundation, now the Learning Forward Foundation. While the grant award covers the consultant expenses of $20,000 for in-district learning and ongoing coaching and implementation during the grant process, the foundation expects the awardee to also contribute up to $20,000 for associated expenses.


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Establish a Learning Forward Foundation scholarship or grant: The Learning Forward Foundation accepts gifts in honor of individuals, organizations, or teams who have made contributions to the field of professional learning and specifically to Learning Forward's purpose. Learn more about this process.