Continuing Professional Development (CPD) opportunities for teachers

Walter Hines Page Scholarship

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.

How to apply

Applications for the 2017-18 Academic year are now closed.

Applications open in September each year. To apply for our Walter Hines Page Scholarship you must be a member of one of the sponsoring unions (details for 2018-19 to follow). 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 for more information.

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.


number of uk teaching professionals who undertook research tours across the US in 2015 on our scholarships


Our notes for applicants contain information on how to apply for both scholarships, when teachers can take up their scholarship and what makes a strong application.

Notes for applicants
Scholar's report 2018 - Ruth Morris
Scholar's report 2018 - Luke Forbes