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Convention Travel Grants & Scholarships

Important: TESOL will be making a decision in the fall of 2020 to determine if we are able to hold our scheduled face-to-face Convention 23-26 March 2021. If the face-to-face convention is canceled, awards will not be issued to cover travel and hotel costs. Awards that include a complimentary convention registration will be offered a complimentary registration to the TESOL Virtual Convention. Thank you for your understanding as we navigate these uncertain times.

Eligibility Requirements

  • TESOL grants and scholarships are available only to TESOL members. Membership must be active at the time of application.
  • You may apply for multiple grants or scholarships, but you will not receive more than one award per year.
  • You may win an award only once. If you have received an award in past, you are no longer eligible for that award.
  • Refer to the specific grant or scholarship for information on the eligibility criteria for each award and application process.


All award applications are due 1 October annually.

Travel Grants


2020 Award Recipients

View a list of current recipients. For information on past recipients, please contact TESOL Awards