The English-Speaking Union

TLab: Travel and Learn Abroad: This page contains information from our Summer 2019 program. 2020 program information will be posted shortly.

Scholarships for Teachers: APPLICATIONS COMING SOON!

in class at Oxford

Every year, the ESU provides nearly 50 scholarships for classroom teachers in their communities. ESU scholarships are for current classroom teachers attending our multi-week courses at Shakespeare's Globe, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of OxfordLearn more.

Additional Funding Opportunities

What do I do if I don't win a scholarship? 

Click here and download our fundraising guide! We will provide supporting documentation for teachers applying for grants and scholarships from other organizations. Email us at for more information.

Applicants to SUISS programs at the University of Edinburgh may be eligible for a SUISS Scholarship. Click here to read more about SUISS Scholarships.

The ESU has partnered with the National English Honor Society (NEHS) to provide an additional source of funding. High school teachers who are advisors for active NEHS chapters are eligible to apply for "Advisor Grants," which are competitive grants designed to help finance study and travel opportunities. Visit the NEHS website for more information or email:

The ESU has also partnered with Fund My Travel to provide a platform with additional resources to launch a funding campaign from. Visit for more information and to set up a funding campaign.

Shakespeare Archives


The following ESU Branches sponsored scholarships for Summer 2019. 2020 sponsoring branches will be posted shortly. Information under individual branches is from 2019 and for information only. Please check back. Once the applications are live, please click on the branch name closest to where you live, even if you do not live in that city, as some branches offer scholarships for their region or entire state.

ESU Branch  Deadline
National Scholarship

(for teachers without a local branch)


Central Florida


Denver TBD
Ft. Lauderdale TBD
Greensboro TBD
Greenwich TBD
Hawaii TBD
Houston TBD
Naples TBD
New Orleans TBD
New York City TBD
New York State TBD
Northern California TBD
Palm Beach TBD
Princeton TBD
Richmond TBD
St. Louis TBD