Eligibility Requirements

Teach Abroad Grant

  • Be a U.S. citizen living in the U.S., District of Columbia or a U.S. territory or protectorate
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be a K-12 classroom teacher currently employed full-time* at an accredited school in the U.S.,  District of Columbia or a U.S. territory or protectorate
  • Be a teacher of English as a Second Language or English Language Learners
  • 3 years** minimum teaching experience at the time of application

Travel Grant

  • Be a U.S. citizen living in the U.S., District of Columbia or a U.S. territory or protectorate
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be a K-12 classroom teacher currently employed full-time* at an accredited school in the U.S., District of Columbia or a U.S. territory or protectorate
  • 3 years** minimum teaching experience at the time of application

*For the purpose of determining eligibility, "full-time" refers to applicants who are currently employed full-time by a school or school district. Teachers who hold a combination of part-time jobs which may add up to a full-time equivalent are not eligible. Applicants must spend at least fifty percent of their time teaching or working directly with primary or secondary level students. Primary and secondary level media specialists/librarians and guidance counselors, who teach students at least fifty percent of their time, may also apply to the program.

**At the time of application, teachers should be in at least their third year of full-time teaching. Teachers must complete their third year of full-time teaching during the 2013-2014 school year in order to be eligible to apply. Teachers who are in their second year (or less) of full-time teaching at the time of application are not eligible.


Re-Applicants

Previous Hilton Teacher Treks Travel Grant Winners are not eligible to re-apply to the program. We do encourage previous Hilton Teacher Treks Runners-Up to re-apply to the program.

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