Grants, Awards, Scholarships

Thank you for your interest in WAESOL Grants, Awards and Conference Scholarships.  2018 applications will open soon.  Watch your inbox for 2018 information. 

We look forward to seeing you at the 2018 WAESOL Conference on October 27th at Renton Technical College.

Applicants for grants and scholarships must be a WAESOL member. Become a WAESOL member HERE.


General Information about the Grants, Awards, and Conference Scholarships

  • You may only apply for one grant.
    • You can, in addition, apply for one conference scholarship and/or nominate colleagues for an award.
  • You may only nominate one individual for the Sally Wellman Volunteer Award.
  • You may only nominate one individual for the Excellence in Teaching Award.

Important

  • Recipients of a grant must be present at the 2018 Conference in Renton, WA.
  • The WAESOL Board reserves the right to award grants based on qualified applicants and on available funds.
  • The winners of 2017 WAESOL Grants and Awards are not eligible for a 2018 Grant or Award.
  • No WAESOL Board member nor family member may apply.

WAESOL Professional Development Grant ($500)

This grant is for $500 and is awarded to one WAESOL member. Its purpose is to assist one WAESOL member with professional development. The recipient can use this grant to attend (1) a conference, (2) a workshop, or (3) a class related to the ESOL field. The recipient of this grant will be asked to write a report of the event attended to be published in the WAESOL Educator and/or on the WAESOL website.

Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of WAESOL at the time the application is made.
  • The grant recipient must be in attendance at the 2018 WAESOL Conference.

Application Procedure

  • Include a detailed essay (maximum 400 words) of (1) why you are applying for this grant and (2) how it would benefit your teaching/research.
  • Applications will be evaluated for the impact the proposed professional development opportunity will have on the candidate’s future as well as on the clarity of the response.

 WAESOL Project Funding Grants (2 @ $500)

This grant is for $500 each and will be award to 2 individuals.  The purpose is to encourage and benefit classroom/community projects that directly impact English language learning in Washington state or nearby communities. The recipients of this grant will be asked to write a report of the project to be published in the WAESOL Educator and/or on the WAESOL website.

Guidelines

  • Applicant must be a member in good standing of WAESOL at the time the application is made.
  • The grant recipient must be in attendance at the 2018 WAESOL Conference.
  • Only one application per individual can be submitted.

Application Procedure

  • Include a detailed essay (maximum 500 words) of (1) why you are applying for this grant, (2) what the project entails, and (3) how it would benefit English language learners.
  • In addition, submit a detailed budget of how the funds will be used.
  • Applications will be evaluated for relevance of project and clarity of the response.

The Sally Wellman Volunteer Award ($500)

This award is for $500 and is given to an ESOL teacher who has exhibited outstanding dedication in the community as a volunteer doing additional ESL- related work. It is the intent of WAESOL that this award will honor the recipient and inspire continued dedication to others in the local communities. Any current WAESOL member may nominate a deserving teacher who also does volunteer work as an ESL volunteer. The nominee themselves need not to be a WAESOL member and should work/reside in Washington state or in a nearby community. The nominating essay will be published in the WAESOL Educator and/or on the WAESOL website.

This award is co-sponsored by WAESOL and Dr. LaVona Reeves of Eastern Washington University.  Click here to learn more about Sally Wellman and her contributions to the field.

Guidelines

  • The person making the nomination must be a WAESOL member in good standing at the time the application is made.
  • You may nominate only one person.

Application Procedure

  • Include a detailed essay (maximum 500 words) of how this teacher has exhibited outstanding dedication as a volunteer in her/his community.

WAESOL Excellence in Teaching Award ($500)

This award is for $500 and is given to an ESOL teacher who has exhibited outstanding dedication in the classroom and/or learning community. It is the intent of WAESOL that this award will honor the recipient and inspire continued dedication to others in the profession. Any current WAESOL member may nominate a deserving individual. The nominee themselves need not be a WAESOL member, but must work/reside in Washington state or in a nearby community. The nominating essay will be published in the WAESOL Educator and/or on the WAESOL website.

Guidelines

  • The person making the nomination must be a WAESOL member in good standing at the time the application is made.
  • You may nominate only one person.

Application Procedure

  • Include a detailed essay (maximum 500 words) of how this teacher has exhibited outstanding dedication in the classroom.

 Scholarships for WAESOL Conference Registration 

To encourage students and teachers to attend the 2018 WAESOL conference, WAESOL is again offering 10 scholarships to cover the conference registration costs (excludes pre-conference workshops). All WAESOL members in good standing are eligible to apply for a conference registration scholarship.

Applying for the scholarship does not prevent you from applying for other grants or from nominating deserving individual for our awards.

Guidelines

Application Procedure

  • Include a short essay (maximum 250 words) explaining how attending WAESOL 2018 would benefit your teaching/research.

Applications will be evaluated for clarity of the response.  Efforts will be made to distribute scholarships among ELT professionals from various contexts and regions.