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Each year, the Christa McAuliffe Sabbatical awards a year-long leave of absence to an exceptional New Hampshire public school teacher. The sabbatical provides the teacher with the time, space, and funding to explore, through a self-designed project, new ideas and ways to enhance classroom teaching.
Application and grant process
Learn more about the program and determine eligibility.
Read the Sabbatical Eligibility and Terms document to determine your eligibility.
Prepare your application materials.
The McAuliffe application is available online at ScholarshipSource on January 10, 2020. It is recommended that you prepare your questions and supporting materials (listed below) prior to beginning the online application. Download the following documents:
- Application Questions and Required Attachments
- Evaluation Criteria
- Tips for a Successful Application
Applicants will be able to copy and paste essay answers into the application.
Prepare your project budget.
It is recommended that you create this document in MS Excel. Need help? Download our Writing a Good Budget document.
Collect three letters of recommendation.
Complete the Verification and Consent Form.
Download the Verification and Consent Form. Prepare and obtain approval (and signature) from your superintendent.
Prepare additional supporting materials.
Applicants are also required to provide a resume that details professional, volunteer and civic activities and accomplishments for at least the past five years. Other materials/documents that support your proposal may be submitted.
Log in or create new profile on ScholarshipSource.
Simply go to ScholarshipSource and sign in or click on “First Time Users Create Account” to create an account.
Invitation for a personal interview.
Finalists will be selected in late February and invited for an interview with the selection committee in March.
If your project is funded, you will be notified in late March.