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Last modified: Monday, March 10, 2008

Indiana University High School French instructor receives Lilly Fellowship

March 17, 2008

Indiana University High School teacher Rebecca Elkins was selected as one of 121 Indiana educators to receive a 2008 Teacher Creativity Fellowship from the Lilly Endowment.

Rebecca Elkins

Rebecca Elkins

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Elkins teaches French for IUHS, an online academic program offered by the IU School of Continuing Studies. She also teaches at Shelby Eastern School Corp. Elkins will receive $8,000 to use to travel to southern France this summer to study French quilts and fabrics, take a quilting class, and explore an area of France she has never visited. The title of her fellowship is La Courtepointe: A Patchwork of Southern France.

The Lilly Endowment Teacher Creativity Fellowship began in 1987 as a way to support Indiana educators in their efforts to personally renew and intellectually revitalize. The Endowment provides 120 grants of $8,000 each, and up to 10 distinguished fellowship awards of up to $25,000.

IUHS is an accredited virtual high school offering more than 100 distance education courses, 60 dual-credit courses, and Advance Placement courses in English, history, and chemistry. More information about IUHS is available at