Nominate a world language student to win a $5,000 study abroad scholarship with CIEE!

In a mission to recognize student achievement in language learning, CLTA is partnering with CIEE – the country’s largest nonprofit study abroad and intercultural exchange organization - to launch the first “California Language Student of the Year Award.”

This award provides world language teachers in California an opportunity to put forth the endeavors of their best students and highlight their own achievements as well. The runners-up and the winner will all receive scholarships to study abroad on a CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad Language & Culture program, and the winner will be honored in person at the annual CLTA conference.

How does it work?
The students you nominate will be expected to travel on a summer abroad program if they win a scholarship, so make sure you nominate students who are open to the opportunity and excited about studying abroad!
You can nominate any number of students at any proficiency level, as long as they qualify to study abroad on a CIEE program. Nominate your most deserving students! Students with a passion for global discovery, dedication to learning a world language, and eagerness to learn outside of the classroom make strong candidates.
Next steps:
  • After you've nominated a student, make sure they know to select a program and apply here. CIEE will also reach out to the student, doubling your effort!
  • You will be asked to write a short recommendation for the student as part of their program application.
  • Your student must complete their application by December 1. 
One winner will receive a $5,000 Global Navigator scholarship for CIEE High School Abroad Language + Culture program and (expenses paid for) trip to be honored at 2018 CLTA Conference in March
Three runners-up will receive $2,500 Global Navigator scholarship for CIEE High School Summer Abroad Language + Culture program
*To be eligible, nominated students must complete their CIEE Global Navigator High School Summer Abroad application by December 1, 2017.

* 1. Your first name

* 2. Your last name

* 3. Title

* 4. Name of high school

* 5. Your email address

* 6. First name of nominated student

* 7. Last name of nominated student

* 8. High school of nominated student

* 9. Email address of nominated student

* 10. Briefly tell us why you are nominating this student.
This program accepts world language learners of all levels. Nomination criteria should not be based solely on level of language proficiency.