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SCHOLARSHIPS | PROFESSIONAL AWARDS

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 world language teacher who is in the process of earning a master’s degree in world language education.

Deadline:  June 1

Online 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:  MAY 1

Cemanahuac 2022


 

The MaFLA/Embassy of Spain Award for Study in Spain

Not offered this year.

Massachusetts World 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 World 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 World Language Teacher of the Year will be selected based on theirr ability to communicate ideas clearly, commitment to the profession, and professional growth as evidenced by the portfolio.
• 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 HERE 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


Maryann Brady MaFLA Conference Grant Award

In honor and memory of Maryann Brady, MaFLA board member, MaFLA treasurer and dedicated educator.

Purpose:

MaFLA’s mission encompasses the mentoring, support, and professional growth of all teachers in the profession. This award recognizes 1 World Language Department Chair and 1 World Language Teacher ( K-12) who are in the first five years of their position in honor of Maryann Brady. These grant awards include registration cost to the MaFLA fall conference, and include either one 6 hour workshop or two 3 hour workshops as well as lunches (except when the conference is virtual)  throughout the Conference. (Lodging, travel and additional expenses not included) Awardees will also receive a complimentary three-year membership to the Massachusetts Foreign Language Association (MaFLA) and all accompanying benefits.

Deadline:  June 1

Application Form


Distinguished Service Award

Do you know 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:  October 7


 

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


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