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Fort Ticonderoga offering teacher scholarships

— Fort Ticonderoga has announced four scholarships are available for middle and high school teachers to attend the 18th annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 17-19, 2013.

The seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of historians from around the country and beyond. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center and is open to the public; pre-registration is required. The scholarships are available for first-time attendees to the War College.

“Begun in 1996, the War College of the Seven Years’ War has become one of the premier seminars on the French & Indian War in the country,” said Beth Hill, president and CEO of Fort Ticonderoga. “It features a mix of new and established scholars in an informal setting for a weekend of presentations related to the military, social, and cultural history of the French & Indian War. Since 2001, Fort Ticonderoga has provided scholarships for 57 teachers from across the country to attend the War College, and a total of 104 teacher scholarships to attend seminars and conferences at the fort.”

Teachers interested in applying for a scholarship to attend this year’s War College of the Seven Years’ War should download an application at www.fort-ticonderoga.org. Applications are due by March 15.

Successful applicants will receive free registration, two box lunches and an opportunity to dine with the War College speakers at a private dinner the Saturday of the War College. Contact Rich Strum, director of education, at 585-6370 for information.

Non-teachers can register to attend the War College as well. The cost is $120 if registering before March 15; $145 after that date. Registration forms can be downloaded from the fort’s website at www.fort-ticonderoga.org. A printed copy is also available upon request by contacting Strum at 585-6370.

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