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Grants and Awards

Professional Development Scholarship


To help TESOL members attend the TESOL convention. The scholarships are presented by Travel Portland. 

Application Deadline

Applications open in July annually.

How To Apply

TESOL members in good standing.

Up to 10 scholarships will be awarded to cover:

  • Registration to the TESOL convention.
  • 2-nights hotel.

Note: Scholarship recipients are expected to volunteer at the convention for a minimum of two hours; the names of recipients will be forwarded to the annual convention volunteer coordinator.

To complete the application process, you will need to 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, including evidence of financial need.

For more details, please see the Evaluation Rubric.

2023 Recipients

Madeline Crozier

Nosirjon Davlatov

Chioma Ezeh

Kamal Raj Devkota

Marcelle Monchanin

Holly Sawyer

Enkhchimeg Sharav

Connie Siebold

Elizabeth Wadell


Please contact TESOL Awards.

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