Wilkes County Schools Teacher Grants

C.B. Eller Teacher Grants

The C. B. Eller Education Fund was established in 1987 by friends and family of C.B. Eller. The grants are designed to improve the quality of education in Wilkes County by awarding grants for professional growth for public school teachers.  

Grants of up to $1,500 will be made for educational experiences, training, or projects that will result in teachers’ improved classroom effectiveness. Grants may be made for enrichment studies such as university study expeditions, self-designed educational experiences that focus on individual research, and specialized training through participation in seminar or conference programs.  


Priority is given to requests that demonstrate the following:

  • Impact on students
  • Professional development of the applicant
  • Connection of the educational experience/project to classroom content
  • The dissemination of activities and lessons to other educators

Only full or part-time educators employed by the Wilkes County School System who directly interact with students are eligible to apply. Previous winners are eligible to reapply three years after receiving an Eller grant.

Funds cannot be used for salary support of applicants, for graduate studies, for national board certification, or for add-on licensure.

How to Apply

C.B. Eller Teacher Grant applications are considered once a year in the winter; applicants will receive a decision after a two-month review period.

The next application will open in mid-December 2024.

Selection and payment process: An advisory committee will review applications and select grant recipients. Grants will be paid directly to educator's individual schools within Wilkes County Schools. Reporting is required at the end of the grant period.

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For more information
Anna Brewer
Program Associate
abrewer@wsfoundation.org(336) 607-5106