All current TESOL members.
To assist in the professional development of TESOL members by facilitating attendance at the annual convention. Recipients may also choose to attend a pre- or postconvention institute (PCI) in addition to the convention.
The TESOL Professional Development Scholarships were established in 1995 to provide the TESOL membership with ongoing professional development and to make the TESOL convention more enriching, fulfilling, and accessible to all members. One scholarship is awarded for each year of TESOL's history.
In 2014, TESOL will award 48 scholarships for the waiver of (a) convention registration only or (b) convention registration and tuition for one PCI.
Submit a statement of 500 words or fewer addressing the following:
- How attendance at the TESOL convention will further your professional development
- How attending the conference will benefit your ESL/EFL community
- Why you need this scholarship
Note: Scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer at the convention for a minimum of 2 hours; the names of recipients will be forwarded to the annual convention volunteer coordinator.
Applications will be accepted beginning 1 June. Application instructions will be posted here.
Applications must be submitted by 1 November.