112 Teacher Scholarships and Counting

It’s hard to believe that since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 112 teachers to attend its seminars and symposia at no cost. Scholarship winners have come from 17 different states and two Canadian provinces. Of those 112 scholarships, 60 have been for the Fort’s oldest seminar, the War College of the Seven Years’ War.

Fort Ticonderoga is pleased to offer scholarships for four teachers at the middle school or high school level to attend this year’s annual War College of the Seven Years’ War, to be held May 16-18, 2014. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country and beyond. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The scholarships are available for educators who are first-time attendees at the War College.

Begun in 1996, the War College of the Seven Years’ War has become one of the premier seminars on the French & Indian War in the country. It features a mix of new and established scholars in an informal setting for a weekend of presentations related to the military, social, and cultural history of the French & Indian War. Since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 60 teachers from across the country to attend the War College, and a total of 112 teacher scholarships to attend seminars and conferences at the Fort.

Teachers interested in applying for a scholarship to attend this year’s War College of the Seven Years’ War should download an application here. Applications are due by March 15th. Successful applicants will receive free registration, two box lunches, and an opportunity to dine with the War College speakers at a private dinner the Saturday of the War College.

The War College is open to the general public. The cost is $120 if registering before March 15th; $145 after that date. There are additional discounts for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga. Registration forms can be downloaded here.

I look forward to seeing you at the Nineteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War at Fort Ticonderoga this May!

Rich Strum

Director of Education

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