Stipends and Scholarships

University of Minnesota Instructors of Less Commonly Taught Languages (LCTL) Scholarship Program


Application Deadline: March 30, 2018

CARLA offers LCTL instructors who currently teach at the University of Minnesota (UM) a special scholarship to attend one of the CARLA summer institutes. Instructors will be required to pay a non-refundable $25 commitment fee, but the balance of the institute cost will be paid by CARLA–a value of $325!

Program Information:

  • A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to current UM LCTL faculty and staff on a first-come, first-served basis until Friday, March 30, 2018.
  • Each LCTL teacher may apply for only one scholarship per year and only current UM a instructors may apply. Note: A LCTL is any language except English, French, German, and Spanish.
  • LCTL teachers who have affiliated status with the University's College in the Schools program and teach K-12 students outside of the University should apply to the CARLA/MDE Minnesota Teacher Professional Development Scholarship Program for K-12 teachers. See information below.

To apply for a CARLA summer institute LCTL scholarship:

  1. Fill out the UM LCTL Instructor Scholarship Request Form. You will need to sign in using your U of MN user ID.
  2. CARLA will review your request. If you meet the selection criteria, CARLA will send you a registration code to activate your scholarship within 10 business days of submission.
  3. Register online for the institute using the special code. You will be required to pay a non-refundable $25 commitment fee at the time of registration.

Questions? Contact the CARLA office.

Don't delay! Some of the CARLA summer institutes fill up quickly.



7th Annual CARLA/MDE Minnesota Teacher Professional Development Scholarship Program


Application Deadline: March 30, 2018


The Minnesota Department of Education (MDE) and the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA) are again collaborating to offer a scholarship for free attendance to a CARLA summer institute to a selected group of K-12 Minnesota language teachers. 

The full line-up of institutes can be found on the CARLA summer institute website.


Program Information:

  • K-12 world language and ESL teachers who are currently teaching in Minnesota are eligible to apply. (Please note that not all CARLA summer institutes are appropriate for ESL teachers.)
  • Applicants must propose a follow up activity based on the content of the summer institute. It can be either an outreach activity (e.g. presentation to colleagues at school/district/conference) or a classroom-based project (e.g. create new lesson/unit to use with students).
  • Awardees will be required to submit a short reflection form detailing the results of their completed scholarship activity.
  • All follow-up activities must be completed by December 14, 2018 to be eligible for the $100 payment as described below.

Note: Applications are evaluated based on the stated need, the quality of the proposed follow-up activity, and the thoroughness of the submission.

Financial Information:

  • Teachers who are selected to participate will be obligated to pay a $50 non-refundable commitment fee--the rest of the registration cost will be waived.
  • Teachers who attend the institute, complete their proposed project/outreach event, and submit a short reflection form by December 14, 2018 will be eligible for a payment of $100. This amount will cover the cost of the $50 commitment fee and other miscellaneous costs associated with attending the institute (e.g. parking). Sorry, we are not able to pay for costs of travel/accommodations.

Important Dates:


  • Application deadline is March 30, 2018.
  • Teachers will be notified by April 13, 2018 whether they have been selected to receive a full scholarship to attend a CARLA summer institute.


Apply online now!




Note: We wish to recognize Carole and Jim Hynes for their generous support of this scholarship program to benefit Minnesota language teachers.


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