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InterAct Scholarship applications

At Teachstone, we believe that every educator deserves access to career-changing professional learning experiences. This is why we’re excited to offer the InterAct CLASS® Summit Scholarship program.

Three scholarship recipients will receive free InterAct CLASS Summit registration plus hotel, meals, and travel reimbursement. Applications are now closed. Everyone who applies for a scholarship will be notified on January 12, 2024.


Scholarships available:

  • Local Leader:  To give back to the greater San Diego community, this scholarship will be open only to educators who live within a 100-mile radius of downtown San Diego. This scholarship is geared toward program leaders who strongly believe in promoting equity and diversity in their work in the San Diego area.
  • Head Start Hero: Open to anyone working in a Head Start program who is making a daily positive impact on children and families and would benefit from attending the InterAct CLASS Summit.
  • Coach with CLASS: This scholarship is available for instructional coaches using CLASS to improve classroom interactions in a not-for-profit childcare setting.


Who Should Apply

Educators interested in attending the InterAct CLASS Summit who:
  • Would not be able to attend otherwise
  • Did not attend an in-person InterAct CLASS Summit
  • Have at least two years of experience working in their communities


Scholarship recipients are expected to:

  • Share the tools and resources you acquire from attending the InterAct CLASS Summit with your colleagues or local community. Examples might include:
    • Lunch and learn at a staff meeting
    • Host an online webinar 
    • Share in professional learning communities 
  • Write a blog post or share their CLASS story on Teachstone’s website or podcasts (Teaching with CLASS or Impacting the Classroom)


How to Apply

Please be prepared to submit the following:
  • Your resume
  • Short responses (250 words or less) to the following questions:
    • Tell us about yourself and your work with CLASS. This should include who you are and how you will add to the diversity and dedication of our attendees. How does your work align with the mission of improving classroom interactions? Share your CLASS story! 
    • Tell us about the people in the community you serve. Who are they, and why will your experience at InterAct benefit them?
    • Tell us how you will leverage your learning within your community when you return from the InterAct CLASS Summit. How will your attendance impact your community? 
Note: If you'd prefer to submit your application as a video recording of the answer to these questions instead of a written response, please feel free to submit a video application to programs@teachstone.com.  

The application process closes on Friday, January 5, 2024. Everyone who applies for a scholarship will be notified on Friday, January 12, 2024.