Scholarship information


Miller-Levine/Pearson Scholarships

Two scholarships funded by Joe Levine  and Ken Miller, and an additional scholarship funded by Pearson Education, will be awarded competitively to individuals currently teaching high school biology in the United States.  Certain terms and conditions apply, in addition to general requirements listed below. Apply for these scholarships HERE. Application deadline April 7, 2017.

Bentley-Prestwich Scholarship

One scholarship funded jointly by Barbara Bentley and Glenn Prestwich will be awarded competitively to an individual currently teaching biology or life-science in middle or high school in the United States. (Barbara established this course in its original incarnation and served as co-director until 2014.) Apply for this scholarship on or before April 1 through OTS by filling out the application available through the link at the bottom of THIS PAGE.

Becas OET disponibles para costarricenses

Más detalles y el formulario de aplicación aquí. Fecha límite para entrega del formulario de aplicación: 12 de abril, 2015 - Para consultas escriba a

Requirements for all scholarship recipients:

All applicants must submit an essay of 500 words or less describing their background, their students, why they want to take this course, and how they hope participation will change the way they teach biology.

All applicants must read the detailed course description, paying close attention to the page that discusses what to expect during the course.

All scholarship recipients will be required to respond conscientiously to quantitative pre- and post-course questionnaires that will be used to evaluate the effectiveness of the program. Failure to participate in pre-course assignments may result in revocation of the scholarship.

All scholarship recipients must provide evidence that they hold a passport valid for at least three months after the end of the course.

Any scholarship recipient not born in the US or Canada must obtain written proof of approval to enter Costa Rica from the Costa Rican embassy as soon as possible after notification.  (US or Canadian-born US citizens do not need to apply for visas in advance of travel.) We require foreign-born US residents and holders of US green cards to obtain this documentation because individuals born in certain countries may face additional requirements to enter Costa Rica.  Further information is available from the US State Department  HERE and from the Costa Rican embassy HERE.