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Programs Eligible for Scholarships

The Kentucky Branch of The English-Speaking Union will award a limited number of scholarships to qualified Kentucky college students and Kentucky middle and high school teachers for courses offered at institutions in the United Kingdom in the summer of 2019. Scholarship awards will include tuition, lodging and two meals daily for three-week courses at the institutions chosen by the scholarship winners. Scholarships also include one week's lodging in London and a cash allowance which may or may not cover the costs of travel and incidentals, (in 2018, the allowance was $1,800).

Scholarship awards are made by the Kentucky Branch's Scholarship Committee after reviews of information submitted by the applicants and interviews with the finalists.

The institutions named below have websites which describe the courses offered.   Not all the institutions have updated their websites for the summer of 2019, but often the institutions offer similar courses from year to year, so the courses taught in 2019 will likely resemble those taught in 2018. Therefore, your study choices and preliminary essays can be based upon what is now on the web.

Student Scholarships: Student scholarships will be awarded for studies in English Literature, History and Social Sciences at Oxford, Cambridge and Edinburgh University for the summer of 2019.  All students must be at least a junior with one year to complete at their home institution as an undergraduate after they return from the aforementioned British University of their choice.

College students must submit their applications through their college representatives. Click Here to view contact information of college representatives. Each participating university holds internal competitions to select no more than two students to send to the state-level competition. Every campus sets its own internal deadline, but the applications for the state-level competition must be received by OCTOBER 1, 2018 by the Branch Scholarship Coordinator, whose address is below.

Student Application Form

Teacher Scholarships: Teacher scholarships will be awarded for studies in English Literature, History and Social Sciences at Oxford, Cambridge, Edinburgh University and the Shakespeare's New Globe Theatre in London for the summer of 2019. All teachers applying for this scholarship must have a minimum of 3 years teaching experience. Teacher applications must be submitted by OCTOBER 1, 2018 to the Branch Scholarship Coordinator, below.

Teacher Application Form

All completed applications for Students and Teachers are to be submitted to:

Emil Jeffers
Branch Scholarship Coordinator
4238 Lynnbrook Drive
Louisville, KY 40220

TLab Programs and Courses

Study Abroad.  Return Home Inspired!

Teachers, educators, lifelong learners:  Study in the UK and have an unforgettable educational experience!

Our English in Action-TLab programs will transport you to the famed campuses of England and Scotland where you will attend real classes with top professors at the University of Oxford, the University of Edinburgh, Shakespeare's Globe Theater, and the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust.

The ESU Kentucky will award two scholarships to a secondary school teachers of English, humanities, or social studies to engage in one of our longer courses of two to three weeks of formal study with the following TLab-UK programs:

Shakespeare's Globe—London

University of Cambridge

University of Oxford

University of Edinburgh

Short Courses

One-week TLab programs developed exclusively for the ESU are open to educators, current or retired, ESU members, and life-long learners.  These programs do not qualify for scholarships and registration is available online.
Shakespeare's Birthplace Trust—

The English-Speaking Union

Kentucky Branch

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