The Ruth Crymes TESOL Academies Fellowships

Who's Eligible

Any TESOL member who is a classroom teacher, teacher trainer, or teacher supervisor.

Purpose

To support teachers who wish to attend a TESOL convention, academy, or symposium.

The Ruth Crymes Fellowship Fund was established in memory of TESOL President (1979-1980) and TESOL Quarterly Editor Ruth Crymes, who was killed in an airplane crash en route to the 1979 MEXTESOL Conference.

Amount

Two fellowships in the amount of US$500 to be used toward registration, room, board, and travel expenses.

Criteria

Selections are made based on the following criteria:
  • your reasons for wishing to attend a TESOL event
  • ways that attendance will enhance your workplace performance
  • your plans to share your professional development knowledge with colleagues
  • your professional goals and experience

To Apply Online

To complete the online application process, you will need the following information. You are strongly encouraged to gather this information before you begin the application. That way, you can fill out the application completely, and you will not have to go back and fill in items later.

Essay (800 words)

The essay should address
  • your reasons for wishing to attend a TESOL event 
  • the ways attendance will enhance your workplace performance
  • your willingness to participate on behalf of TESOL, an affiliate, or other similar professional organization
  • your professional goals and experience
  • your plans to share your professional development knowledge with colleagues

One Letter of Recommendation

You will be asked to provide a contact email address for the person writing your letter of recommendation. They will receive a message from contact@tesol.org at the address that you provide inviting them to upload their letter of recommendation directly to the application system. The message will not be sent until you "complete and finalize" your application.

During the application process, you will be asked to write the message that they will receive. Please use the space provided to write the outgoing message to your letter writer. Do not use this space to upload the letter of recommendation. Letters submitted by the applicant will not be accepted.

Please ask your letter writer to watch for a message from contact@tesol.org. To ensure that they receive the message, please ask them to add contact@tesol.org to their contacts or to their spam whitelist. If they do not receive the message, please send a message to awards@tesol.org. The letter should be written by a professional who can describe your work and your professional activities.

Click here to begin the application process.

Application Deadline

Applications and supporting materials must be received by 1 November.

Questions?

Contact awards@tesol.org