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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 Agbay Scholarship Form


 

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 Batting Scholarship Form


 

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 Scholarship 2018


 

The MaFLA/Embassy of Spain Award for Study in Spain

Summer 2018.

Eligibility:

Any professional educator who is a current member of MaFLA in good standing, with dues paid through July 31, 2018.

This is for teachers of Spanish K-12 through Community College level. Details below.

Deadline: March 20, 2018

MaFLA is pleased to announce a summer award for Study in Spain.  MaFLA and the Embassy of Spain are offering this award.

Members of MaFLA are eligible to apply for this award, which will cover the program cost of the Summer Study Program offered by the Embassy of Spain and the Ministry of Education and Science.  These summer programs are an excellent opportunity for teachers, both novice, and seasoned professionals, to enrich and expand language skills, cultural knowledge, and methodology while enjoying an authentic immersion experience. Note that applicants for this award must be MaFLA in good standing and must be full-time teachers.  This award CANNOT be applied to the Masters' summer programs in Spain.

NOTE: The award recipient must be flexible with regard to the study center in the event that their preference cannot be accommodated.

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

Members must fill out the application form HERE.

IMPORTANT: THIS APPLICATION IS DUE NO LATER THAN MARCH 20, 2018.

Questions?  Email Jorge Allen

PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Massachusetts Foreign Language Teacher of the Year

Individual members, local language associations, and education collaboratives are invited to submit a nominee for the award for the Massachusetts Foreign Language Teacher of the Year (TOY).

TOY is intended to elevate the status of our profession and to create opportunities to recognize our most accomplished world language teachers and language advocates.  The Teacher of the Year Program has created and sustained opportunities for world language advocacy in Massachusetts and beyond.  Moreover, it is intended to create as many opportunities as possible to increase the visibility of the importance of learning languages and cultures to the general public.

Successful candidates must be full-time language educators who spend at least fifty percent (50%) of their time in direct teaching during the year of application with an expectation of teaching during the next two (2) years.  All candidates must be a MaFLA member to be eligible for the award.

Evaluation of Candidates:

• The MA Foreign Language Teacher of the Year will be selected based on his/her ability to communicate ideas clearly, commitment to the profession, and professional growth as evidenced by the portfolio.  

• Finalists will attend a brief interview at the MaFLA conference in Springfield, MA.

Click HERE for full details and application information.

 

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 2018


 

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