Fort Ticonderoga Offers Scholarships for Annual French & Indian War Conference

large_War-College-logo-web-sizeFort Ticonderoga offers four middle or high school teachers the opportunity to attend the Twentieth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 15-17, 2015, on scholarships. This annual conference 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 country’s premier seminars on the French & Indian War. 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 63 teachers from across the country to attend the War College, and an additional 117 teacher scholarships to attend seminars and conferences at the Fort. Teachers attending the War College can earn one graduate credit through Castleton State College.

Teachers interested in applyinlarge_Audience-Shot-web-sizeg for a scholarship to attend this year’s War College should download an application at www.fortticonderoga.org by clicking on “Education” and selecting “Educators” on the drop down menu. 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 on the Saturday of the War College. Contact Rich Strum, Director of Education, at rstrum@fort-ticonderoga.org if you have questions.

Non-teachers can register to attend the War College as well. The cost is $130 if registering before March 15th; $155 after that date. There are discounts available for Members of Fort Ticonderoga. Registration forms can be downloaded from the Fort’s website at www.fortticonderoga.org by clicking on “Education” and selecting “Workshops and Seminars” on the drop down menu. Printed copies are available by calling (518) 585-2821.

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