Teacher Scholarships


Check back later for information about our 2018 scholarships


Our 2017 scholarship winners


For more about our winners, CLICK HERE.

Middle School

Suzanne Bryant

Teaches seventh grade at Uwharrie Charter Academy, Asheboro, N.C.




Gloria Lynch

Teaches sixth-grade English at Wake Forest Middle School, Wake Forest, N.C.




Pamela Martin

Teaches Fourth through eighth grades in the gifted program at Fairview School, Sylva, N.C.




Alicia Rogers

Teaches sixth grade at Invest Collegiate: Imagine, Asheville, N.C.

High school

Kerri Chewning

Teaches English at Forbush High School, East Bend, N.C.





Crystal Hester

Teaches 11th and 12th grades, including the general groups, honors groups and AP English Language and AP English Literature, at Purnell Swett High School, Robeson County, N.C.




Marquitta Mitchell

Mitchell is a multi-classroom leader for the English I team at West Mecklenburg High School, Charlotte, N.C.




Faydra Womble

Teaches at SandHoke Early College High School, Raeford, N.C.




Mentor Scholars

For the first time, we’re also welcoming two “mentor scholars,” who’ll give a presentation to teachers. Both teachers were 2016 JASP scholars and were outstanding conference participants.  We welcome them this year as the first recipients of the Jane Austen Mentor Scholars initiative.

Michele S. Nease

Teaches eighth-grade humanities at Voyager Academy, Durham, N.C.




Sherrill Jolly

Teaches AP Literature and English IV at South Brunswick High School, Southport, N.C.





“I was thrilled to be selected for a teacher scholarship to the JASP 2015. The program brought the world of Emma, and Jane herself, to life. I understand the workings of the cravat,  the significance of the specifics of  social discourse, and the exhilaration of Regency dancing–and have a much more intimate acquaintance with the works of Jane Austen and the lives of her characters.  The better I know my subject, the better I can teach it, so my students have access to more context and meaning as well. What a rich and rewarding experience!”

–Adrienne Berg, Woods Charter School, Chapel Hill, NC

“I am and will remain eternally grateful for the teacher scholarship I received in 2015.  JASP was a special time that caps my career as a teacher of fine and exceptional literature.  It was an honor and an inspiration to be among true lovers of all things Jane Austen, truly a rich, rich experience from beginning to end.  The presentations, field trips, special events were top notch in their attention to detail, authenticity, relevance, and scholastic quality. The middle and high school teachers of which I was a part were made to feel welcome and valued as members of the educational process.  Hats are off to JASP!  May you be as lucky as I!  Thank you again JASP Scholarship Committee.”

— Paulette McMahan-Lara, Mitchell High School, Bakersville, NC

“I really enjoyed being a scholarship recipient for the 2015 Jane Austen Summer Program. I learned so much about the time period of Jane Austen and her works of literature. The best parts of the program were reenacting scenes from the book (at the outside picnic), eating the foods they ate then (scones), and learning how to incorporate Jane Austen in my 8th grade classroom with my 21st century students. I encourage everyone to attend and see what it’s about because I really enjoyed myself!”

–Anita Curry, Knox Middle School, Salisbury, NC

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