Unique Opportunities & Scholarships for All

All teachers who apply to a Freedoms Foundation seminar are eligible for full scholarships. 

We know the powerful difference access to this experience makes in the life of a teacher and, in turn, the lives and experiences of their students.

This unprecedented opportunity is made possible because of our generous donors and partners. Because of our donors, our scholarship program removes the financial barriers of access to continuing education.

* The first round of acceptances will begin on or before February 28, 2023. Subsequent acceptances will be processed on a rolling basis.

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The first round of acceptances will begin on or before February 28, 2023. Subsequent acceptances will be processed on a rolling basis.

About Our Seminars

Nearly 14,000 educators, librarians, resource and special education teachers from around the world have participated in our accredited programs with nationally recognized scholars who provide engaging, entertaining and interactive lectures.

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About Our Workshops

Participants will obtain a concrete experiential sense of our nation’s past while visiting historic sites and engaging in lectures, group discussions and other pedagogical activities.

Teachers and Students group picture in front of statue at Valley Forge
Headshot of Joshua Chamberlain from the Library of Congress

Joshua Chamberlain League

League membership offers members benefits, including exclusive registration and archive access.

What teachers are saying about our program

“The seminar helped renew my energy and drive. I look forward to using the resources I obtained and introducing over 600 students to the lessons provided.”

– Melaney

“The seminar was an extremely rewarding experience. The information that was taught and shared helped me further my own knowledge and education, and it also helped me come up with pedagogical material to use in my U.S. government classes.”

– Tabitha

“I was amazed by the excellent quality of speakers and extremely well-run program. This was one of the strongest professional development seminars I have attended. I cannot wait to bring my newfound knowledge to my students.”

– Mandy

“After a year of uncertainty, it was nice to be back around educators who share a love of history like I do. I made new friends, saw new places, and I am forever thankful for that.”

– Thomas

“After a school year like no other, it was amazing to be invigorated with new ways to engage my students in historical context.”

– Kevin

FAQ

Cost

How much does it cost?

Individual teacher seminars start at $1,500. A majority of teachers qualify for financial assistance through scholarships and travel stipends. Freedoms Foundation can assist you in identifying the sponsorships available. Contact us today.

Do you have a refund policy?

Yes! Check out our cancellation & refund policy for more information.

Campus

What are the sleeping arrangements?

Freedoms Foundation’s campus has three dormitory buildings. Rooms can sleep two, three, four, or five teachers, and all rooms have either a private bathroom or a jack & jill bathroom. Bedding, pillows, and towels are included.

Can the building accommodate my needs?

Though the campus was built in the 1960s and 70s, every building has a ramp entrance, and we have rooms that can accommodate various needs. Our tour buses have handicap and wheelchair entrances. Some historical sites may not be ADA accessible.

General

What types of seminars are available?

Freedoms Foundation offers a variety of programs to meet the needs of the modern educator. Seminars at the Valley Forge campus focus on compelling subjects such as the First Amendment, War on Terror, World War II, and Constitutional Convention and Ratification. Our traveling workshop (open to Pacific Northwest teachers only) covers the American Revolution North. 

Are courses accredited?

Yes, Freedoms Foundations courses are accredited.

When do applications open?

Applications will open on December 1, 2022 for Joshua Chamberlain League members, and on January 1, 2023 for the public. Deposits are required to reserve your spot during the application process.

When will I receive notification of my acceptance?

The first round of acceptances will begin on or before February 28, 2023. Subsequent acceptances will be processed on a rolling basis.

Does FFVF have wifi?

We offer free wifi to our program attendees.

How much is physical activity involved?

There is a moderate amount of walking on our campus and at historic sites.

Donate Today

Supporting America’s first principles of freedom is essential to ensure future generations understand and cherish the blessings of liberty. With your donation, we will reach even more young people with the truth of America’s unique past, its promising future, and the liberty for which it stands. Help us prepare the next generation of leaders.