Center for Teacher Excellence

Sponsor a Teacher

If you are interested in providing scholarship assistance for teachers to attend Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence seminars, please contact the Hoogland Center. Teachers from traditional public schools, charter public schools, private schools and home educators are eligible to attend Hoogland Center seminars.

Scholarships may be provided to teachers according to:

  • the location of the school (i.e., a scholarship for teachers in a particular school district or city); or
  • a subject area (i.e., American history, American government, social studies, civics).

If you are interested in funding a Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence seminar in your school district, please contact the Hoogland Center. Seminars are held on the campus of Hillsdale College and at locations throughout the country.

The Hoogland Center for Teacher Excellence is named to recognize the generous contribution of Charles R. and Kathleen K. Hoogland. Initially attracted to Hillsdale College by its institutional independence and loyalty to its founding principles, the Hooglands were especially interested in sponsoring a program to work with teachers across the country. A 1952 graduate of Yale University and a serviceman in the United States Navy from 1952-54, Mr. Hoogland was involved in establishing The Video Movie Club. As one of the first video rental stores in the country, the Video Movie Club evolved into what is now Family Video, the largest privately-owned video rental chain in the country.