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Foreign Travel Grants Available for Area Educators

Foreign Travel Grants Available for Area Educators

Grant applications are being accepted by the Licking County Foundation for 2017 Tibbie Leslie Travel Grants until Friday, September 30, 2016 at 5:00 pm. The Tibbie Leslie Travel Grant program provides stipends of up to $2,000 for travel outside the continental United States. The grants will be awarded to educators in Licking County who plan foreign travel to broaden their knowledge, experience and understanding in their particular field of interest during 2017. Eligible to apply are: any teacher, instructor, assistant professor, associate professor or professor in any school or institution of learning, public, private or parochial, at whatever level of instruction or grade or rank in the teaching profession, serving in Licking County. For more information about the Tibbie Leslie Travel Grant program and to download a grant application, please visit the Foundation’s website at www.thelcfoundation.org.

About the Tibbie Leslie Fund
Elizabeth Randolph Leslie, known as Tibbie, was raised in Newark, Ohio. She graduated from Newark High School in 1950 and from Miami University in 1954. Ms. Leslie taught physical education at Withrow High School in Cincinnati for 30 years. Every summer, she returned to Newark to visit her family then left for a trip abroad. She traveled extensively with a group of educators; going to Europe, South America, China, Africa, and many other exotic places. Her learning experiences on these trips were so meaningful that she decided to help other teachers travel. Ms. Leslie died in 1995. She established the Tibbie Leslie Fund in the Licking County Foundation through her will. Since 1999, the Tibbie Leslie Fund has provided over $160,000 in travel grants to 82 area educators.

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