There's a TESOL Award for Everyone!
Rosemary Orlando, ChairAdrianne Ochoa, Incoming ChairBarbara Schmenk, Past ChairTESOL Awards Committee
Overview of TESOL Awards
Awards by Application
Awards by Nomination
Awards by ApplicationTESOL Professional Development ScholarshipsAlbert H. Marckwardt Travel GrantsRuth Crymes TESOL Fellowship for Graduate StudyMary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in Nonpublished Pedagogical Materials
Awards by Application (contd)TESOL Award for Dedication to Community College ESL TeachingTESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST IssuesTESOL Award for Distinguished Research
Awards by Application (contd)TESOL/TEFL Travel GrantTESOL Awards for International Participation at TESOLRuth Crymes TESOL Academy FellowshipTESOL Award for Teacher as Classroom Researcher
Awards by NominationJames E. Alatis AwardTESOL Virginia French Allen AwardD. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service AwardTESOL Leadership Mentoring ProgramTESOL Award for Excellence in Teaching
Are you a TESOL member?TESOL Professional Development Scholarships
Established in 1995 to support the TESOL membership with ongoing professional development and to make the TESOL convention more enriching, fulfilling, and accessible to all members.
This year, 41 scholarships were awarded, one for each year of TESOL's history.
Amount: The waiver of (a) convention registration only or (b) convention registration and tuition for one Pre- or Post-Convention Institute.Who's Eligible: All current TESOL members.
Are you a graduate student?Ruth Crymes TESOL Fellowship for Graduate Study
Albert H. Marckwardt Travel Grants
Ruth Crymes TESOL Fellowship for Graduate Study
Supports recent or current graduate students in the development of projects with direct application to ESOL language classroom instruction. The award recipient is expected to present the results of the project at a TESOL convention within 3 years of receipt of the award.
Amount: One award of U.S.$1,500 upon selection and acceptance of the award and waiver of the convention registration fee for a subsequent year, when the project is presented.Who's Eligible: TESOL members who are or have been enrolled within the past year in a TESOL or TEFL graduate program that prepares teachers to teach ESOL.
Albert H. Marckwardt Travel GrantsEstablished in 1976 to honor this distinguished educator from the University of Michigan and Princeton University who helped shape the community of language scholars and teachers. Its purpose is to assist graduate students traveling to a TESOL convention.
Amount: U.S.$500 in addition to a waiver of the convention registration fees.
Who's Eligible: TESOL members who are graduate students worldwide in TESL/TEFL programs.
Are you teaching in an EFL context?TESOL/TEFL Travel Grant
Supports EFL professionals in attending a TESOL convention.Amount: Travel and basic expenses not to exceed U.S.$2,500.
Who's Eligible: TESOL members who are currently practicing EFL teachers, teacher trainers, or supervisors with a minimum of 5 years' experience in a non-English-speaking setting. Preference is given to applicants who have never attended a TESOL convention.
Are you a materials writer?Mary Finocchiaro Award for Excellence in Nonpublished Pedagogical Materials
Created in 1987 in honor of Mary Finocchiaro, a noted educator, author, and TESOL president (1970-1971). It recognizes a person (or people) who has achieved excellence through the development of practical pedagogical materials not currently under consideration for publication.Amount: U.S.$500 Who's Eligible: Any TESOL member
Are you a researcher?TESOL Award for Distinguished Research
Recognizes excellence in any area of research on language teaching and learning.
Amount: U.S.$1,000. Funds donated by Thomson Heinle Publishers.
Who's Eligible: Any TESOL member who has completed an empirical research project and subsequent scholarly paper and either (a) has a publication date in TESOL Quarterly in the year 2007 or (b) has a publication date in another scholarly journal in the year 2007.
Are you a teacher, teacher educator, or supervisor?Ruth Crymes TESOL Academies Fellowships
Supports teachers who wish to attend a TESOL Academy. The Ruth Crymes Fellowship Fund was established in memory of TESOL President (1979-1980) and TESOL Quarterly Editor Ruth Crymes, who was killed in an airplane crash en route to the 1979 MEXTESOL Conference in Mexico.Amount: One fellowship per Academy, not to exceed U.S.$500, to be used toward registration, room, board, and travel expenses.Who's Eligible: Any TESOL member who is a classroom teacher or teacher trainer/supervisor.
Will you be a first-time presenter from outside the US or Canada?TESOL Award for International Participation at TESOL
Established to increase international participation at the annual TESOL convention.Amount: Up to five awards to cover travel and lodging expenses to attend and present at the TESOL convention. Recipients should expect to cover incidental expenses such as food, telephone, and ground transportation. Funds provided by the TEOFL Board of ETS.Who's Eligible: TESOL members who are from a country outside the U.S. or Canada, who will be first-time presenters at the TESOL convention, and who have had a proposal accepted for presentation at the 42nd Annual TESOL Convention in 2008. TESOL members currently living in the U.S. or Canada are not eligible. Preference given to those from countries underrepresented at the TESOL conventions.
Are you a teacher-researcher?TESOL Award for Teacher as Classroom Action Researcher
Recognizes excellence in action research on language teaching and learning in an ESL/EFL classroom. Given to facilitate attendance and disseminate research findings at the TESOL annual convention.Amount: One award in the amount of US $1,000. The funds are donated by The College Board.
Who's Eligible: Any instructor who is a TESOL member, who has at least 5 years of ESL/EFL classroom teaching experience, and who has completed a classroom action research project of significant value to the profession.
Are you teaching at a community college?TESOL Award for Dedication to Community College ESL Teaching
Established to honor community college instructors who have demonstrated a commitment to teaching ESL and to facilitate their attendance at the TESOL annual convention.
Amount: One award in the amount of US$1,000. The funds are donated by Houghton Mifflin Publishers.Who's Eligible: Any instructor who is a TESOL member with at least 3 years of ESL community college classroom experience is eligible. Part-time/adjunct instructors are encouraged to apply.
Are you presenting on NNEST Issues?TESOL Award for an Outstanding Paper on NNEST Issues
This award was created to recognize scholarship on NNEST issues.Amount: One award of US$250, donated by East Carolina University, and a convention registration to the Annual TESOL Convention
Who's Eligible: TESOL members who have had a proposal accepted for presentation (paper or colloquium) on NNEST issues at the 42nd Annual TESOL Convention in 2008. Both native and nonnative speakers of English may apply.
Do you know someone who is dedicated to service to TESOL?James E. Alatis Award
TESOL Virginia French Allen Award
D. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service Award
James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL (by nomination)
Established in 1987 to honor James E. Alatis for his 21 years of devoted service as TESOL's first executive director. Acknowledges outstanding and extended service by TESOL members at international, regional, and local levels.Award: A commemorative symbol presented to the recipient at the TESOL convention and the recipient's name placed on a permanent plaque in TESOL Central Office. One award presented each year.Who's Eligible: Any TESOL member. Former TESOL Board members may not be nominated until three (3) years after completion of their Board term.
TESOL Virginia French Allen Award (by nomination)
Established in 1990 by Dr. Allen's former students in honor of her long-time contributions to the field. It honors an ESOL teacher who has shared scholarship and provided service at the affiliate level.
Award: A 3-year membership in TESOL, including subscription to TESOL Quarterly
Who's Eligible: Any member of a TESOL affiliate who is not a member of TESOL.
D. Scott Enright TESOL Interest Section Service Award (by nomination)
Acknowledges outstanding and extended service to and leadership in TESOL interest sections. First granted in 1993 to D. Scott Enright, who passed away in 1994, to recognize his leadership as a member and chair of the Elementary Education Interest Section and his work on behalf of all TESOL interest sections while he served as interest section representative on TESOL's Executive Board from 1989 to 1992.Award: A commemorative certificate presented to the recipient at the TESOL convention and the recipient's name placed on a permanent plaque in TESOL Central Office, plus registration to the annual TESOL convention. One award is presented each year.Who's Eligible: Any TESOL member.
Do you know an excellent teacher?TESOL Award for Excellence in Teaching
Honors teachers considered by their colleagues to be excellent teachers.Amount: U.S.$1,000. The funds for this award are donated by Thomson Heinle Publishers.Who's Eligible: Any TESOL member with at least 5 years of ESL/EFL classroom experience who is considered to be an excellent teacher by anot