The English-Speaking Union

TLab: Travel and Learn Abroad

Scholarships for Teachers

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.

New for 2019! national scholarships available

For 60 years, ESU branches have generously provided scholarships to send teachers in their communities to study abroad in the UK. Now, for the first time, the ESU will provide scholarships for teachers outside branch communities to study at Shakespeare's Globe, the University of Edinburgh, and the University of Oxford. No matter where you teach, YOU can become a TLab scholar!

Click here to complete the 2019 TLab Scholarship Application!

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.

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The following ESU Branches are sponsoring scholarships for Summer 2019. 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
New this year! Apply for a national
scholarship if your school is not located 
in one of the regions listed below.

Closed for 2019
Central Florida
Closed for 2019
Closed for 2019
Denver Closed for 2019
Ft. Lauderdale 2/21/2019
Houston 2/21/2019
Closed for 2019
Naples Closed for 2019
New Orleans
New York City 2/21/2019
New York State 2/21/2019
Northern California 2/21/2019
Palm Beach
Princeton 2/9/2019
St. Louis 2/13/2019

Click here to complete the 2019 TLab Scholarship Application!