Macmillan Education Scholarship Competition

Macmillan Education Scholarship Competition

In celebration of the role that teachers play at the heart of learning and the impact they have on students all around the world, this year we’re offering five deserving teachers a scholarship for a two week teacher training course at the NILE Institute.

Read the full competition details and download the application below to enter or nominate a fellow colleague in recognition of their achievements.

Scholarship Details

This Macmillan Education scholarship awards outstanding English language teachers who have been recognised by their peers to have improved the learning outcomes and capabilities of their students through a creative and innovative approach to teaching.

The prize

The five teachers selected for the scholarship will each win a two week teacher training course of their choice, running in July and August 2016, at the NILE Institute – a leading centre in teacher training based in Norwich and Manchester, UK. The prize includes all flights, accommodation and £200 towards expenses during the trip.

Who can apply?

The competition is open to all English language teachers over the age of 18 who have been nominated by a School Principal, Director of Studies, Head of Department, senior colleague or equivalent.

The nominated applicant must show that they have implemented and developed an innovative and creative activity or project which demonstrates through tangible evidence that they have improved the learning outcomes and capabilities of their students. The activity or project must have taken place between September 2014 to December 2015.

Examples of such activities and projects might include:

  • setting up a class blog or book club
  • implementing a flipped classroom environment
  • successfully engaging students through learning via digital devices

How is the competition judged?

The competition will be judged by a panel of members from the Macmillan Education senior team, Macmillan Education authors and representatives of the NILE institute.

Judging will take place in January 2016, with scholarship winners informed at the end of January. The winners of the competition will be officially announced on 14th February 2016.

Guide to submitting an application

1. All applicants must read and agree to the following terms and conditions before entering the competition.

Read the terms and conditions

2. To submit an application, applicants must download and complete the attached application form (either as a PDF or Word document).

The application form comprises of two parts, both of which must be completed by applicant and nominator in order to be considered for the scholarship:

Part 1: Teacher entry form (to be completed by the applicant)

Part 2: Nomination form (to be completed by the nominator)

Submissions must be sent by either the applicant or nominator via email to: before the competition closes on the 1st December 2015.

The following naming convention should be used in the subject line of the email when submitting an application: TEACHER’S SCHOLARSHIP: “Nominated teacher’s name” + “date”

Download the application as a PDF           Download the application as a Word document

Information about the NILE Institute

With the UK’s widest range of language teacher education courses, NILE is a world-leading centre of excellence, offering training and development from initial qualifications to an MA, both face-to-face and online. In addition to our programmes in Norwich, we provide ELT project management, consultancy and courses for teachers of English for institutions and ministries worldwide.

Visit the NILE Institute website to find out more.