Wilkes County Schools - C.B. Eller Teaching Grants

The C. B. Eller Education Fund was established in 1987 by friends and family of C.B. Eller.  The grants are designed to improve the quality of education in Wilkes County by awarding grants for professional growth for public school teachers. 

Grants of up to $1,500 will be made for educational experiences, training, or projects that will result in teachers' improved classroom effectiveness.  Grants may be made for enrichment studies such as university study expeditions, self-designed educational experiences that focus on individual research, and specialized training through participation in seminar or conference programs. 

Only full or part-time educators employed by the Wilkes County School System who directly interact with students are eligible to apply. Previous winners are eligible to reapply three years after receiving an Eller grant.

Priority will be given to requests that demonstrate the following:
  • Impact on students
  • Professional development of the applicant
  • Connection of the educational experience/project to classroom content
  • The dissemination of activities and lessons to other educators
Funds cannot be used for salary support of applicants, for graduate studies, for national board certification, or for add-on licensure.

Click here to view examples of past recipients.

Selection and Payment Process: An advisory committee of community reviewers will review proposals, and will select grant recipients. Recipients will be notified of decisions via mail no later than the beginning of May and grants will be presented at a Wilkes County School Board meeting.

How to Apply: The 2017 deadline has passed. Applications for 2018 grants will be available online in December 2017.

For questions of assistance, please email the Grants Manager or contact by phone at (336) 725-2382

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