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SCHOLARSHIPS | PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

Helen G. Agbay New Teacher Graduate Study Scholarship

The Helen G. Agbay New Teacher Graduate Study Scholarship provides a $500 scholarship to honor the memory of Helen G. Agbay, a founding member of MaFLA.  
During her career as a world language educator and interpreter, Helen Agbay taught French and Spanish at the K-12 levels as well as at the post-secondary level. She was not only a world language educator, but also an advanced degree language student of Italian and Portuguese. To honor Helen and her passion and dedication for the teaching and learning of languages, 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.
The recipient must be a member in good standing of MaFLA; must be a full-time world language teacher (K-12) in a public or private school from 1-10 years; must have matriculated in a graduate studies program in foreign language education.

Please send an application letter to Julie Caldarone, Professional Award Committee Chair, Caldaj1523@gmail.com.

Deadline:  June 1


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 Spanish School /MaFLA Scholarship

Due to decreased attendance at the school by groups and individuals these past few years, Cemanahuac will not be offering their usual scholarship to a MAFLA member this year 2023.  They will, however, offer a 20% discount on tuition to any MAFLA member who wishes to attend the program.  Please visit their website Cemanahuac Spanish School  for information.


The Mel & Cindy Yoken French Scholarship for Graduating HS Seniors
Amount:  $500
Due Date:  June 1, 2021

Requirements:  Applicant must have completed a minimum of 3 years of HS Level and make a committement to continue with French on the college level.
Include with the application a short essay in English on where they will be attending college, why they will be continuing with French, and the role that French will have in their future plans.  One reccommendation in French or in English from their current French teacher.

Nominating Teacher must be a MaFLA Member
Email the application to Joyce Beckwith - MmeJoyB@aol.com
Notification date:  June 8, 2021


The MaFLA/Embassy of Spain Award for Study in Spain

Not offered this year.

MAFLA World Language Teacher of the Year

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

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 MAFLA members to be eligible for the award.

Evaluation of Candidates:

• The MA World Language Teacher of the Year will be selected based on the portfolio's evidence of the teacher's ability to communicate ideas clearly, commitment to the profession, and professional growth.
• Finalists will be interviewed by members of the MAFLA Teacher of the Year Committee via Zoom at a mutually agreed upon time and will be announced during the Annual Fall Conference in October. 

Click MAFLA TOY 2025 for all details and requirements for this award

MaFLA Teacher of the Year Past Winners


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:  May 1

New Teacher Commendation



Distinguished Service Award

Do you know someone who has provided exceptional and meritorious service to the world 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 Winners

DSA Rubric


 

MAFLA Service Awards

Do you have 25 years of service as a world 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 16, 2024


 

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:  Nov 1, 2024