Montessori Institute of America is a non-profit collaboration of teachers, education programs, schools, families, and all those who value the Montessori Method of Education. We strive to provide a harmonious, global organization in support of Montessori philosophy and education.

Your donation supports us in our efforts to develop Teacher Education Programs, to provide school mentorship opportunities, and to contribute to a global mindfulness and understanding of Montessori Education.

We are grateful that you are choosing to support our efforts to improve education for the children of the world. 

The Helen K. Billings Scholarship Fund was founded, in the early days of MIA, through a desire of Dr. Billings.

  • The purpose of the HKB Scholarship Fund is to offer financial assistance in the achievement of MIA’s purpose as stated in the MIA Bylaws:  “…to foster and encourage the Montessori Method of Teaching throughout the world with particular emphasis on the training and certifying of Montessori teachers…”

  • MIA membership dues and donations support the Scholarship Fund.

  • Financial assistance is limited to MIA members: Teacher Education Programs (TEP), Membership Schools, and Individual Members.

  • Scholarship Selection Process is conducted semi-annually by the MIA Scholarship Committee in cooperation with the MIA Executive Committee. Inclusion of both international and domestic recipients is an important part of the Scholarship Fund. Scholarship Fund will accept applications from any MIA Member regardless of race, religion, or location.

  • Confidentiality is an important part of the Scholarship Selection Process and applies to all information gathered in the application process including: information on the application, documentation requested and received, and any and all additional information received relating to the applicant during the process of applicant evaluation.