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Distinguished Teacher
Scholarship Awards (DTSA)

The Distinguished Teacher Scholarship Awards (DTSA) promote excellence in teaching by providing educators financial support to advance their professional knowledge and skills in specific educational areas and obtain advanced degrees or certifications. Eligibility to receive funding requires applicants to commit to three years of public education work in Eagle County Schools post-completion of studies.

  • Established in 2001

  • $85,430 awarded in the past six years

  • Benefitting 41 educators since 2013

2023-2024 applications will open soon. 

Check back soon to find out when the Education Foundation of Eagle County (Efec) will announce the opening of the 2023-2024  Distinguished Teacher Scholarship Award (DTSA) applications, which makes scholarships available to staff who wish to continue their education (including educational conferences, continuing education units, educational workshops and seminars) or enroll in a language learning opportunity. 


2024 DTSA Application Coming Soon


Please complete the application and through this form you will need to provide a resume, along with an essay (2 paragraphs, 250 words). All materials must be received through this application by the deadline (to be announced).  Late or incomplete applications will not be accepted. Please include ONLY the materials requested:

  • Completed Application Form/Financial Information Form

  • Essay (2 paragraphs)

  • One (1) letter of recommendation

  • Resume

This is a competitive process and we are committed to distributing funds in a thoughtful manner so that you may have the opportunity to pursue your dreams.


Contact Tessa Kirchner at with any questions

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