Grants & Awards

Three Rivers TESOL currently offers two competitive grants.


Three Rivers TESOL Professional Development Grant

Who's eligible:Anyone who is in the ESL/EFL field. Three Rivers TESOL membership is not required. One year of free membership in Three Rivers TESOL will be offered if the grant is awarded to a non-member.
Purpose:This grant will provide financial support to anyone who wishes to provide professional development activities to serve the ESL/EFL community
Amount:To be decided by the board each year ($500 maximum)
Application deadline:May 31 (annually)
Application procedure:The applicant completes the application form and written proposal and submits them to president@threeriverstesol.org. The board will review the application and notify successful applicants with a check by the end of May of each year.
Selection criteria:Applications will be evaluated on the basis of project plan, project foundation, and dissemination. Detailed criteria can be found in the application. The applicant agrees to submit a newsletter article to Three Rivers TESOL describing his/her PD project if selected.
Restrictions:Grant cannot be used for (a) travel; (b) attending conferences; (c) course tuition or research projects associated with a degree program in which the applicant is enrolled; (d) testing fees.
Application form:Three Rivers TESOL Professional Development Grant Application 2019-2020

Three Rivers TESOL TESOL International Convention Travel Grant

Who's eligible:Any current Three Rivers TESOL member in good standing whose proposal to the upcoming annual TESOL convention has been accepted.
Purpose:This grant will provide financial support to a Three Rivers TESOL member who wishes to attend the International TESOL Convention.
Amount:$1000 in total with award amounts of up to a maximum of $500 per person
Application deadline:December 1 (annually)
Application procedure:The applicant completes the application form and submits the form and written statement to president@threeriverstesol.org by the deadline. The board reviews the application and notifies successful applicants with a check by 15 January.
Selection criteria:• The applicant demonstrates need of financial assistance to attend the convention;
• The applicant’s attendance at the International TESOL Convention strongly benefits the ESL/EFL community;
• The applicant’s attendance at the International TESOL Convention strongly benefits the applicant’s career goal;
• The applicant has a solid plan of disseminating his/her learning at the International TESOL Convention;
• The applicant agrees to submit a newsletter article to Three Rivers TESOL describing his/her experience at the convention.
Application form:Three Rivers TESOL TESOL International Travel Grant Application 2019-2020

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