1. Beverly Benson Travel Grant Application (for 2018 TESOL Conference)

Who’s Eligible: Any current Georgia TESOL member in good standing.

Purpose: This grant will provide financial support to a teacher or a teacher trainer/supervisor who wishes to attend the 2018 International TESOL Convention. More info available at http://www.tesol.org/

Amount: Up to $1500

Criteria: Applications are examined for evidence of (a) how attendance at the International TESOL Conference will further the applicant’s professional development, (b) how attendance will benefit the applicant’s ESL/EFL community, (c) demonstrated need of financial assistance to attend the convention, (d) how the applicant will share what was learned with Georgia TESOL colleagues, and (e)the strength of the applicant's recommendation letter.

To Apply: Complete this online application and have one letter of recommendation from a past or current supervisor submitted to the Georgia TESOL Grants and Awards Co-Chair at lhorne@marietta-city.k12.ga.us. No PDF files, please; Word documents are preferred. The subject line should clearly indicate "Recommendation Letter for Beverly Benson Travel Grant for X person" and must be received by the application due date or your application will be considered incomplete.

Due Date: Applications and supporting documents must be submitted on or before September 12, 2017.

Additional Comments:

The grant will be offered on a yearly basis.
The Review Committee may recommend to divide the grant between 2 or more recipients.
Applicants will be notified of their acceptance status by October 15, 2017.
A grantee may not reapply for at least three years.
The Review Committee may decide that no grant will be provided for a given year.
The grantee agrees to:
a. give a presentation related to the project at a Georgia TESOL conference AND
b. write an article related to the grant for the Georgia TESOL Newsletter
c. Any questions regarding the grant can be directed to the Grants and Awards Co-Chair, Lela Horne at Lhorne@marietta-city.k12.ga.us

* 1. How will attendance at the International TESOL conference further your professional development?

* 2. How will your attendance at the International TESOL conference benefit your ESL/EFL community?

* 3. Describe your financial need. Identify all sources of secured and potential funding. For potential funding, include when you expect to know whether or not you will receive that funding.

* 4. How will you share what you learned by attending with Georgia TESOL colleagues (be as specific as possible and please note the newsletter and conference presentation requirements as listed in grant description)?

* 5. Do you understand and agree with the terms of this grant?

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