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Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program extends application deadline          Send a link to a friend

Educators encouraged to apply online

[March 05, 2007]  SPRINGFIELD -- Horace Mann Educators Corp. and the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum have extended the application deadline for the 2007 Horace Mann-Abraham Lincoln Fellowship Program. The new deadline for educators to apply for the fellowship is March 11. Horace Mann and the presidential library and museum have teamed up to offer 50 instructors a fellowship to study the life and legacy of our 16th president at the presidential library and museum in Springfield this summer.

The fellowship is open to any full-time teacher teaching kindergarten through 12th grade in the United States. Selected teachers, one from every state, will attend on either June 24-29 or July 8-13. The fellowship will include round-trip transportation, lodging, most meals, and all workshops, seminars and tours.

Teachers can submit an application online via or The application includes resume and the answer to two essay questions (250-word maximum). The first essay addresses subject areas and grade levels taught by the applicants and how they expect this experience to benefit their students. In the second essay, teachers are asked to explain why it is essential to understand Abraham Lincoln today. Teachers of all subjects and grade levels are encouraged to apply. No special or extensive knowledge of Lincoln is required.

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The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum is certified by the Illinois State Board of Education as a professional development provider. Continuing professional development units will also be awarded.

[Text from file received from Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum]

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