CoTESOL Awards and Scholarships

Nominations are being sought for awards to be presented at the CoTESOL Fall Convention. An awards committee chaired by CoTESOL President Chris Tombari and composed of members of the Executive Board who will meet in October to evaluate nominations. Nominations and applications are due by September 30, 2014. Consider nominating your colleagues for the following awards.

THE VIRGINIA FRENCH ALLEN AWARD (Click here for nomination form)

FOR EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING

Purpose:      To honor a teacher who has excelled in classroom instruction and/or has demonstrated creativity in developing materials or a program of instruction.

Who is eligible: Any member of COTESOL who you consider meets the purpose. (Board members are not eligible.)

Criteria: The material submitted will be examined for evidence of each nominee's adjustment to his/her teaching situation and students, and ability to motivate, encourage, and engage students in challenging and productive learning. Involvement in the community and with colleagues, and continued professional involvement, will also be considered.

Nomination process: The nominator should submit a written nomination with answers to the following questions:

1. Write the nominee’s biographical sketch and professional background.
2. Describe what you have observed from the nominee’s teaching.
3. What abilities and/or qualities make this nominee a candidate for this award?

THE GLADYS DOTY AWARD (Click here for nomination form)

FOR OUTSTANDING CONTRIBUTION TO THE PROFESSION

Purpose:      To honor a member of the profession who has made a significant contribution through research, publication, professional presentations, leadership, public service, or by assuming an active role in educational advocacy.

Who is eligible: Any member of COTESOL who you consider meets the purpose. (Board members are not eligible.)

Criteria: The material submitted will be examined for evidence of professional contributions in the areas mentioned.

Nomination process: The nominator should submit a written nomination with answers to the following questions:

1. Write the nominee’s biographical sketch and professional background.
2. Describe the area of the nominee’s contribution to the profession.
3. What traits or achievements make the nominee successful in his/her field?

THE HOWARD MORARIE MEMORIAL SCHOLARSHIP (Click here for nomination form)

Purpose: To support a deserving student who is pursuing a degree in a teacher education program in the field of ESL or Bilingual Education. The $250 scholarship is supported by the annual interest earned on the Howard Morarie endowment to CoTESOL.

Who is eligible: Any student who meets the purpose. (Board members are not eligible.)

Criteria:         The student should be enrolled in a teacher education program in the field of ESL or Bilingual Education.

Nomination process: The nominator should submit a written nomination with answers to the following questions:

1. Write the student’s biographical sketch.
2. What qualities make the nominee deserving of the a scholarship?
3. Include the explanation of the reasons for the application. (Written by the student)

Supporting documentation: None required, but any letters of support should be attached to the nomination letter.

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS (Click here for nomination/application form)

TRAVEL SCHOLARSHIPS

Purpose: To encourage participation in CoTESOL's Fall Convention by members and non-members who live more than 100 miles from the convention site.

Who's eligible: Any interested individuals who will share the information and experiences gained from attending the convention with other ESL or bilingual educators in their area of residence. There will be three $150 awards for travel expenses. The award includes free registration and free membership.

Nomination process: Submit a typewritten letter that contains the nominee's name, the name of the award, nominees's institution, nominee's location, and nominee's email.

CONVENTION REGISTRATION SCHOLARSHIPS


CoTESOL is offering 5 convention registration scholarships. These scholarships are reserved for CoTESOL members who indicate a need for support in order to attend the convention.

Application Process:

To apply for one of five Registration Scholarships, send a letter of application to the address below stating your need and how you plan to share what you learned with colleagues.

 D. SCOTT ENRIGHT PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT


A $250 D. Scott Enright Professional Development Grant will be awarded to a member of CoTESOL who wishes to pursue further training in ESL/bilingual teaching, counseling, or other related field. This training is not limited to college or university work. The grant can also be used for such educational opportunities as TESOL Summer Institute or for TESOL conferences. The purpose of the grant is to help members improve their ability to teach or counsel second language learners. Presentation of the award will be made at the at the Fall Convention.

For the D. Scott Enright Professional Development Grant, please send the following information to the address below:

1. Applying CoTESOL Member's name and e-mail
2. Letter explaining training plans

STUDENT SCHOLARSHIP SUPPORT GRANT


A $250 Student Scholarship Support Grant will go to a student who is a non-native English speaker wishing to continue his/her education. The student must be nominated by a CoTESOL member in good standing. This nomination letter should include a two- to three- paragraph explanation by the nominee of her/his reasons for applying for the scholarship money. All reasons, including need, should be addressed in the letter. Any letters of support to strengthen a nomination should be attached. Presentation of the award will be made at the Fall Convention.

For the Student Scholarship Support Grant, please send the following information to the address below:

1. Nominating CoTESOL Member's name and e-mail
2. Letter from nominator (see above)
3. Letter from nominee (see above)
4. Support letters (optional)


 

Send all award and scholarship application materials to arrive by September 30, 2014, to:

Chris Tombari, CoTESOL President

Community College of Aurora

16000 E. Centre Tech Pkwy, C310A

Aurora, CO  80011