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SCHOLARSHIPS | PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

SCHOLARSHIPS

Helen G. Agbay New Teacher Graduate Study Scholarship

The Massachusetts Foreign Language Association has established a $500 scholarship to honor the member of Helen G. Agbay, a founding member of MaFLA who served on the board for many years in numerous capacities. This scholarship has been created to financially assist a current foreign language teacher who is in the process of earning a master’s degree in foreign language education.

Deadline:  June 1

Helen G. Agbay 2017


 

Elaine Batting Award

MaFLA has established a $500 scholarship to honor the memory of an outstanding teacher of Latin in Massachusetts. Elaine Batting served on MaFLA’s Board of Directors from 1990 until her untimely death in 1994.

Deadline:  March 31

Elaine G. Batting 2017


 

NECTFL/MEAD Leadership Fellows Program

The Northeast Conference, in collaboration with its 14 state association members, sponsors a program designed to identify potential leaders in the profession and to support the development of their potential. MaFLA has been authorized to select the awardee from Massachusetts.  For application details click here.  Click here to email applications or for more information.

Deadline:  Dec 1


 

Cemanahuac Educational Community/MaFLA Scholarship

This cooperative effort between the Cemanahuac Educational Community and MaFLA offers a full two-week scholarship for a MaFLA member at the Cemenahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico.

Deadline:  March 31

Cemanahuac 2017


 

Tecnología y cultura en la clase de español

Salamanca from July 3 to July 16.

Eligibility:

Any professional educator from Middle or High School, Community College, College or University who is a current member of MaFLA in good standing, with dues paid through June 30, 2016.

Please be aware that this year, according to the instructions from the Education Office at the Spanish Embassy, Primary teachers cannot benefit from the scholarship.

The scholarship includes:

  • Active participation in the course.
  • Two-week stay with a host family or dormitory, in a double room, and full board.
  • Transfer from Madrid-Barajas airport to Salamanca and vice versa.
  • Some Sociocultural activities (please note that not all of them are free).
  • Health Insurance with the Spanish Company Sanitas.

Please note that the scholarship does not include the flight tickets or the personal expenses.

 

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Massachusetts Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

Massachusetts Foreign Language Teacher of the Year!  Are you or do you know an outstanding foreign language educator?  Tap a shoulder and/or submit your own nomination today!  Deadline: December 1.  Questions?  Email Tim Eagan at tim.eagan@mafla.org.

Massachusetts 2017 Foreign Language Teacher of the Year


 

New Teacher Commendation

MaFLA’s mission encompasses the mentoring, support and professional growth of new teachers in the profession. This commendation awards a MaFLA membership to the honored new teacher. Deadline:  March 31

New Teacher Commendation 2017


 

Alliance Française of Boston Award for Middle School Teachers of French

The Alliance Française of Boston is pleased to announce its support of MaFLA Middle School Teachers of French with a new grant. Three grants of up to $400 to fully or partially fund a project will be awarded to teachers who demonstrate that their project will help to promote the learning of French and bring excitement to their French program. The Alliance Française will consider all ideas for the award such as offsetting the cost of a field trip, inviting a chef for a cooking demonstration or hosting a musician, a dance troupe from Haiti, a poet or a speaker to discuss a topic of interest to the students. Additionally the award could provide material or technological assistance, or to arrange for a “video-pal” with a class from a francophone country. The Alliance Française believes that the middle school age is the time when many students become fascinated with the richness of a particular foreign language, and decide to continue studying that language in high school. Grant will be paid directly by the French Cultural Center of Boston.  Preference will be given to members of MaFLA, AATF and/or the French Cultural Center.

Deadline: December 15
Award announcement date: February 15

Application Form

If you have any questions, please contact: Lucy Page Sprayregen Tel. 781-259-0690


 

Distinguished Service Award

Do you know who has provided exceptional and meritorious service to the foreign language profession in Massachusetts? If so, consider nominating that individual for MaFLA Distinguished Service Award. Nominations should be submitted through this link.

Please note the DSA Rubric below. Deadline: June 1

DSA Rubric


 

MaFLA Service Awards

Do you have 25 years of service as a foreign language teacher?  Are you retiring this year? If so, let MaFLA honor you.  Submit your information here.

These awards honor retiring foreign language teachers and those with 25 years of service in the foreign language teaching profession are presented at the Annual Meeting each year.

Deadline:  September 15


 

NECTFL/MEAD Leadership Fellows Program

The Northeast Conference, in collaboration with its 14 state association members, sponsors a program designed to identify potential leaders in the profession and to support the development of their potential. MaFLA has been authorized to select the awardee from Massachusetts.  For application details click here.  Click here to email applications or for more information.

Deadline:  Dec 1