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$500 Graduate Scholarship

 



Eligibility Requirements:

You are eligible for the Illinois TESOL-BE $500.00 Graduate Scholarship if you are
  • a graduate student presently enrolled full or part-time in an accredited college or university program in TESOL or bilingual education or a practicing ESL/bilingual education professional with concrete plans to enroll in relevant graduate coursework; 
  • an excellent student; 
  • an individual in need of financial assistance; 
  • a current member of Illinois TESOL-BE

How to Apply for a Scholarship Award:

To apply for the $500.00 Graduate Scholarship you must submit:
A statement in which you:
  • Describe your involvement to date in the field of ESL/BE. Include work as a teacher, program administrator, social worker, community organizer, etc.
  • Explain your professional goals and how your program of study will help you meet those goals.
  • Give a brief statement regarding your financial need.
  • An application form with your personal information 
  • Two letters of recommendation from academic and/or professional references. Individuals providing references should log into the online system (see below) and answer two short questions on the faculty reference form.
  • An unofficial transcript of academic work (scanned paper transcript or a web page submitted as PDF are all acceptable).
  • A letter of acceptance for those not currently enrolled in an academic program.

ALL MATERIALS MUST BE SUBMITTED THROUGH THE ONLINE SYSTEM. INCOMPLETE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE CONSIDERED.

Start your application by following this link:Online Application for Graduate Scholarship

Submit a reference by following this link: Online Faculty Reference Form 

Alternatively, you can download the reference form and send it to awards@itbe.org.

DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION: Friday, December 23, 2023 

Please note: The online submission system closes at 11:59pm on Friday, December 23, 2023. You will not be able to submit any documents after this time.

Questions? Email the Awards Committee Chair at awards@itbe.org.