A variety of scholarship opportunities are listed below. Participants taking the institutes for graduate credit are not eligible. Essays are due by Friday, April 6, 2018.

The Booksource Scholarship

Booksource founder Sandy Jaffe has a passion for reading. For the past 40 years he has been committed to getting books into the hands of students of all ages, and today sells millions of books to teachers for classrooms libraries around the country. On behalf of Sandy, Booksource is happy to sponsor an educator who is excited to share that same passion with his or her students, offering two $1,250 scholarships (one for a Reading Institute and one for a Writing Institute). In addition, the winner of the scholarship will be awarded a 50 book grade level appropriate classroom library to pass the love of reading on to his/her students.

To apply for this scholarship, please send an essay of no more than 1,000 words stating how you intend to use the knowledge learned at the Institute to spark a passion for reading in your students. The essay may be submitted by email to with the subject “The Booksource Scholarship” by Friday, April 6, 2018.

Growing Teachers Grant

Each of us who led sections at the summer institutes can name an educator who was our teaching mentor. It’s in gratitude that we offer a $2,000 grant for one primary participant to attend either the July or August Reading Institute. If you plan to support your colleagues, you can apply to this scholarship by writing an essay of 1,000 words stating how you intend to share your knowledge with them. Email to by Friday, April 6, 2018.