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

*DTSA Application Here*

2022-2023 applications are open, deadline for applications is Sunday, May 28th

The Education Foundation of Eagle County (Efec) is pleased to announce that we are now accepting applications for the 2023 Distinguished Teacher Scholarship Award (DTSA), 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.  

The 2023 DTSA Application is online through this link: DTSA Application   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 10:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 28, 2023.  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 [email protected] with any questions


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