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The Greensboro Branch offers a fellowship for summer study in the United Kingdom as part of its British Universities Summer School. The scholarship award is made by the Greensboro Branch's Education Committee after reviews of information submitted by the applicants and interviews with the finalists. The Scholarship of up to $3,000 will cover tuition, residence, and most food.  

Course Offerings:


Teaching Shakespeare Through Performance

This program includes lectures by members of the Globe's artistic staff, master teachers, scholars and theater practitioners from Britain and the U.S.A., as well as guest workshop leaders in theater and education from other English-speaking countries. The emphasis of the course will be on the experiential and transformational nature of the work done at and on the Globe stage and its impact upon teaching and presenting Shakespeare.


English Literature

This program of study provides access to a variety of significant literary figures and movements. Ranging from the splendors of Medieval and Renaissance literature to the exciting diversity of contemporary British fiction, it offers insights into six productive centuries of English literature.

History, Politics, and Society

This program offers a range of courses in History, Politics, and Sociology of Britain and Europe, from the making of modern British politics to the dramatic changes in post-Soviet Russia and the evolution of the European Union.


Text and Context: British and Irish Literature from 1900 to the Present

This course presents an overview of twentieth century literature which seeks to understand British and Scottish culture against a background of social and political change.

If you are interested in becoming a BUSS Scholar for 2016 summer, please complete the following steps:

  1. Contact Dr. Trelles Case, BUSS Coordinator, at tcase001@triad.rr.com

  2. Start your application HERE to be considered for the Greensboro BUSS Scholarship!

  3. Go to esu-buss.org for more information on 2016 courses and dates.

  4. We want each applicant to fully understand the requirements of accepting a summer-study scholarship; therefore, below is additional information for the applicant's consideration.

  • The Scholarship is offered only to educators in the greater Greensboro metro area.
  • Applicants must have completed at least four years of full-time teaching in one of the areas in which the scholarships are offered.

  • The scholar's role, in addition to being a student, is to be an ambassador for both the English-Speaking Union and the teaching profession.

  • The successful applicant will sign a contract with the ESU, Greensboro Branch wherein she/he agrees to repay the entire scholarship amount if for any reason she/he fails to fulfill the entire course of study.

  • The successful applicant is expected to attend an Greensboro Branch ESU meeting and offer a short presentation highlighting her or his summer experience.   

  • Each successful applicant is expected to become an active member in the English-Speaking Union, Greensboro Branch.  

Shakespeare's Globe Scholarship recipients are expected to be actively involved at the ESU, Greensboro Branch Shakespeare Competition scheduled for March 18, 2017.


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