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Application for
Becoming US: The Immigration Experience Through Primary Sources

A complete application consists of three parts: 

  1.  The completed webform below

  2.  Attached resume detailing your educational qualifications and professional experience (1-2 pages only)

  3.  Short essay explaining your biggest challenge in teaching the subject of immigration, especially in a polarized political  climate. Please elaborate how you hope the institute will enhance your ability to teach immigration in your classroom.  This essay should be no more than two (2) pages, double spaced. 

Please upload your Resume and Essay response as PDFs.

All items are to be submitted via the webform available here by 5:00 pm EST Sunday, March 5, 2023. You will see a confirmation screen that the webform has been received, though you will not receive a separate confirmation email.

If you cannot apply online, please contact Katie Clark ( to discuss alternate ways of submitting your application.

Please see the eligibility requirements before applying.  A selection committee composed of the Project Director and three others, one of whom is a K12 teacher, will evaluate all completed applications and select a group of 30 Summer Scholars, along with a list of alternates.  All applicants will be notified of acceptance, waitlist, or non-acceptance status on Friday, March 31, 2023 by 5:30 pm EST.

Becoming US Application

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Becoming US Application
Grade Levels Taught (in school or other) - select all that apply
Grades Expected to Teach in 2023-2024 - select all that apply

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