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ACTFL Convention Scholarships

ACTFL First Time Attendee Scholarship Program

ACTFL and EMC School co-sponsor this scholarship program which offers ACTFL members who have never attended an ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo the opportunity to apply for a $250 scholarship. This scholarship is to provide some assistance with the expenses associated with attending the convention.

Applicant Requirements

  1. Must be a member of ACTFL valid through November 30, 2017 at the time your application is submitted.
  2. Must be registered at the full Convention registration rate at the time your application is submitted.
  3. Must be a first-time attendee at an ACTFL Annual Convention. 

Applicants will be notified of the decision in September 2017. Applicants must have met all of the above requirements before applying. Late applications will not be considered. Scholarship checks must be picked up at the ACTFL Convention Orientation and Welcome session held Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. by the individuals awarded the scholarships. Checks will be made in U.S. dollars. The number of scholarships awarded will be based on the funds available that year. Interested individuals must submit an application to ACTFL by Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Note: If you apply for the ACTFL First Time Attendee Scholarship, you cannot apply for any of the New Teacher Scholarships (Rolando Hernandez, Robert J. Ludwig or Stephen L. Levy Scholarships).


New Teacher Scholarship Program

Rolando Hernandez Scholarship Fund

The Rolando Hernandez/ACTFL Scholarship Fund was created in 2013 with support from four major publishing houses (Cengage, Pearson, McGraw Hill, and Wiley) to honor the legacy of Rolando Hernandez who dedicated more than three decades to the service and passion for teaching languages. A $250 scholarship will be awarded to four (4) world language teachers to provide assistance with the expenses associated with attending the convention. Scholarship applicants must be ACTFL members, be registered as a first-time attendee of the ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, and be within the first three years of their teaching career.

Robert J. Ludwig Scholarship Program

Robert Ludwig, former ACTFL President in 1989, left a bequest to ACTFL to create the Robert J. Ludwig Scholarship Program, which annually awards three (3) world language teachers with a $250 scholarship that is to provide assistance with the expenses associated with attending the convention. Scholarship applicants must be ACTFL members, first-time attendees of the ACTFL Annual Convention & World Languages Expo, and within the first three years of their teaching career.

Stephen L. Levy New Teacher Scholarships

Beginning with the 2017 ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo, ACTFL will award two scholarships of $250 each to new teachers to attend the convention. These awards are given in honor of Stephen L. Levy, leader, author, and world language advocate who served the language profession for over 50 years.

Applicant Requirements

  1. Must be a member of ACTFL valid through November 30, 2017 at the time your application is submitted.
  2. Must be registered at the full Convention registration rate at the time your application is submitted.
  3. Must be a first-time attendee at an ACTFL Annual Convention. 
  4. Submit proof with your application that you are within the first three years of your teaching career.

Applicants will be notified of the decision in September 2017. Applicants must have met all of the above requirements before applying. Late applications will not be considered. Scholarship checks must be picked up at the ACTFL Convention Orientation and Welcome session held Friday morning at 7:00 a.m. by the individuals awarded the scholarships. Checks will be made in US dollars. Interested individuals must submit an application to ACTFL by Wednesday, July 12, 2017.

Note: If you apply for any of the New Teacher Scholarships, you cannot apply for the ACTFL First Time Attendee Scholarship.


 

Elementary; Middle/Jr. High; High School; Community College; Undergraduate; Graduate; Government/Adult Ed

Please explain in no more than 150 words how you think attending the ACTFL Annual Convention and World Languages Expo will benefit your career in language education.

ATTENTION New Teacher Scholarship applicants: Please provide, by uploading below, verification that you are within your first three years of teaching. This verification should be from your employer. If you do not submit this as part of your application for the New Teacher Scholarship, your application WILL NOT be considered.

 

Please attach a letter from your employer verifying that you are in the first three years of your teaching contract. (For New Teacher Scholarship only.)

I acknowledge that I am a member of ACTFL valid through November 30, 2017, registered for the 2017 ACTFL Annual Convention and have never attended an ACTFL Annual Convention previously. I understand that submitting this application does not guarantee that a scholarship will be awarded.

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