Thursday, November 10, 2016

Scholarships for ESL/Bilingual Endorsements

Scholarships and Awards from ITBE: Apply now!

Illinois TESOL-BE, a leading organization of ESL and Bilingual education teachers in Illinois, gives out a number of scholarships and awards every year.

Applications for 2017 are being accepted now! The application deadline is January 6, 2017.

The following scholarships will be given out at the annual ITBE Convention on Feb 25 and 26, 2017 in Naperville, IL:

1. Three graduate scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each for excellent graduate students in the field of TESOL/Bilingual education in need of financial assistance.

2. Two undergraduate scholarships in the amount of $500 each for excellent undergraduate students in the field of TESOL/Bilingual education/ESL endorsement in need of financial assistance.

3. Ten professional development scholarships for ESL or bilingual education teachers (part time or full time), and students in undergraduate or graduate TESOL and Bilingual education programs, who would like to attend the annual ITBE convention but are not able to receive funding from their institutions. This scholarship covers the cost of registration at the convention for Saturday, Feb 25 and a one year membership in ITBE.

The following award will be also given out at the convention:

4. One Elliot Judd outstanding teacher award in the amount of $500 for an excellent ESL/Bilingual Education teacher or teacher trainer who has demonstrated dedication to the field of TESOL and a commitment to the professional development of colleagues.

For more detailed qualifications, eligibility standards, and to apply please go to

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