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 2023 grant application is closed. The next grant cycle will open in December 2023.

Applications are received via the Foundation's Grant Application Portal. For more info about creating an account, read our registration instructions. If you need technical assistance, please contact us at grants@wsfoundation.org and we will follow-up in 1-2 business days. (Please register at least two weeks before the deadline so our staff has time to approve your registration.)

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Anna Brewer
Program Associate
(336) 607-5106