January 14, 2020

Applications Requested for C.B. Eller Teacher Grants (Wilkes County)

Applications are currently being accepted for C.B. Eller Teacher Grants for full or part-time educators employed by the Wilkes County School System. This charitable trust is designed to improve the quality of education in Wilkes County by awarding grants for professional growth for public school teachers.  

Annual awards for professional growth will be awarded to educators chosen through a competitive grantmaking process. Awards of up to $1,500 will be made for educational experiences, training, or projects that will result in teachers’ improved classroom effectiveness. Awards may be made for enrichment studies such as university study expeditions, self-designed educational experiences focusing on individual research, and specialized training through participation in seminars or conference programs. A small advisory committee will work with The Winston-Salem Foundation to make grant decisions.

Friends and family of C.B. Eller established the C.B. Eller Education Fund in 1987. Mr. Eller was superintendent of the Wilkes County Schools for 33 years from 1933 to 1966.  Among his greatest accomplishments as superintendent was the consolidation of 99 smaller schools into 20 schools. In addition to his lifelong commitment to public education, Mr. Eller was extremely active in community, governmental, civic and church affairs both in Wilkes County and northwest North Carolina.

For more information or to apply, please visit You may also contact April Durr at (336) 725-2382 or  

Application deadline: Friday, March 13 at 5:00 p.m.