1. Apply for the 2018-19 National World War II Museum Summer Teacher Institute
The Summer Teacher Institute is open to any middle or high school teacher at an accredited public, charter, private, or parochial school who has at least three years of classroom teaching experience as of July 2018 and who will be teaching during the 2018-2019 school year. 

Participants will explore the US Home Front—the engine of production, innovation, and volunteerism that made Allied victory possible on battlefields across the globe. A competitively selected cohort of 30 teachers will spend a week at the Museum in the summer of 2018 learning from a team of curators, educators, and WWII scholars, followed by a trip to Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, in the summer of 2019. 
Applications will be evaluated through a competitive process that will include information on teaching experience, two short written statements, and two letters of recommendation. The Museum seeks to recruit a diverse cohort of 30 teachers.
Participants must be willing and able to travel by air, and must hold a current US passport valid through August 2019. Some of the historic sites included on our Hawaii itinerary are located on military bases with strict identification requirements.
COST: There is no cost. Participants will receive free lodging, a travel stipend, seminar materials, and most meals free of charge. The graduate credits are also free for those participants who choose to receive them.
February 1, 2018 Application period closes.
Billy Michal Student Leadership Award nominations are due in March. View as a webpage.
Nominate a Student for the 2018 Billy Michal Student Leadership Award
The National WWII Museum is pleased to present the Billy Michal Student Leadership Award, given annually to one student from each state and the District of Columbia who demonstrates the American spirit in his or her community.

The Museum is currently taking nominations from across the country for these awards. Nominees should have a strong record of volunteerism, school and/or community activism, or implementing creative solutions to recognized problems. Selected awardees will be flown (along with a chaperone) to New Orleans to participate in the Museum’s American Spirit Awards celebration, Thursday, June 7 – Friday, June 8, 2018.
Nominations must be received by Friday, March 2, 2018.
Nomination criteria:
  • Nominees currently must be from 8th to 12th grade
  • Only individual students can be nominated, not groups
  • Students may be in public, private, parochial, or home school in the United States
  • Nominees must commit to traveling to New Orleans with a chaperone (travel and accommodations expenses paid) June 7–9, 2018
  • Awardees will be selected based on their demonstrated commitment to making a positive contribution to their school, community, country, and/or the world
  • Only fully completed nominations will be eligible for consideration