The English-Speaking Union’s Walter Hines Page scholarships enable UK teaching professionals to travel to the USA to research and exchange educational ideas in the field of communication. Through the Page scholarships, the ESU and sponsoring teaching unions are seeking new and innovative research projects that can help inform their work in the field of oracy and communication.
Page Scholars travel to the US to study an aspect of education in which they are interested and which aligns with the ESU’s work. Thus, research proposals should outline a communications dimension to the project, and suggest how it might tie into the ESU’s interests in the field of oracy.
Each scholarship helps cover the cost of international and domestic travel, and in-country living expenses. Scholarships are provided by teaching unions in conjunction with the ESU and applicants must be a member of one of the sponsoring groups. The grants range from £1500 to £2500.
We are not currently open for applications.
To apply for our Walter Hines Page Scholarship you must be a member of one of the sponsoring unions (National Association of Schoolmasters & Union of Women Teachers, the National Union of Teachers, Association of Teachers & Lecturers) and submit your completed application form to your union (NUT, NASUWT, ATL). Candidates are expected to complete an application form, submit a detailed research proposal and provide a reference. Please refer to the Notes for Applicants below and complete your research proposal in conjunction with these notes.
Shortlisted candidates will be invited to interview with a panel of representatives from the ESU and the sponsoring teaching Unions. If successful, Page scholars can travel anytime within the following academic year.
ESU Scotland also welcome applications for Page scholarships, offered in conjunction with EIS. Please see here for more information about this opportunity.