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Rebecca Burnette Dufour Scholarship

We're honoring women leaders in education

The Rebecca Burnette DuFour Scholarship celebrates and honors women educators who demonstrate exceptional leadership in their school community.

What you’ll win

Ten scholarship recipients will receive one complimentary registration ($759 value) to Solution Tree’s Women in Education: Leading Perspectives Institute, which will take place July 20–22, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas. Hotel accommodations for three nights and a $500 travel allowance are also included in the scholarship package.

2019 DuFour Scholarship Winners

2019 Scholarship Winners

Press Release

  • Brandi Burks, principal, Cross Timbers Elementary School (Tecumseh, Okla.)
  • Breez Longwell Daniels, principal, Thermopolis Middle School (Thermopolis, Wyo.)
  • Jamie East, assistant principal, Princeton Elementary School (Princeton, La.)
  • Deborah T. Ellis, assistant principal, Minnieville Elementary School (Woodbridge, Va.)
  • Tara Fulton, principal, Gladys Polk Elementary School (Richwood, Tex.)
  • Lori Griffin, principal, Ballman Elementary School (Fort Smith, Ark.)
  • Alexandra Laing, K–12 STEM instructional specialist, The School District of Palm Beach County (West Palm Beach, Fla.)
  • Nancy Luyckfassel, executive staff officer, Alberta Teachers’ Association (Edmonton, Alb., Canada)
  • Lindsey Matkin, assistant principal, Preston Middle School (Fort Collins, Colo.)
  • Elizabeth Salvato, teacher, Osceola County School District (Kissimmee, Fla.)


In your application, we want to see your commitment to educational leadership:

  1. Share your interest in attending the Women in Education: Leading Perspectives Institute.
  2. Describe what you hope to gain from your event experience.
  3. Outline what you plan to accomplish within your organization as a result of attending the conference.

Applicants must currently be pursuing a post-graduate or master’s degree in education or have completed a post-graduate program.

The application deadline ended February 14, 2020

Employees and committee members of Solution Tree and/or The DuFour Foundation are not eligible to apply.

Please direct any inquiries regarding the award or nomination process to nominations@SolutionTree.com.