Stipends and Scholarships

CARLA is offering two scholarship programs to support attendance at the 2021 CARLA Summer Institutes:

Teaching Excellence in Action in Minnesota (TEAM) Scholarship Program

The deadline for the 2021 TEAM Scholarship Program has passed.

K-12 Minnesota language teachers who are interested in the TEAM Scholarship Program can find more information about the program and application process below.

TEAM Scholarship Program Information

The Teaching Excellence in Action in Minnesota (TEAM) Scholarship Program annually offers scholarships for free attendance to a CARLA Summer Institute to a selected group of K-12 Minnesota language teachers. The program is sponsored by the Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition (CARLA), the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures, and the Minnesota Department of Education. Now in its tenth year, this program has provided funding for 68 TEAM Scholars to attend a CARLA Summer Institute of their choice. Learn how to apply below:

  1. Select a CARLA Summer Institute from the full line-up on the CARLA summer institute website.
  2. Apply online by March 26, 2021. Please read the following details before submitting an application.

Program Information:

  • K-12 world language and ESL teachers who are currently teaching in Minnesota schools are eligible to apply. (Please note that each institute is targeted at different levels and not all are appropriate for ESL teachers. Applicants will be asked to list the stated target audience on their application.)
  • Applicants must propose a follow-up activity/project 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., creation of a new lesson/unit to use with students).
  • TEAM Scholar Spotlights: For inspiration, check out some examples of the work TEAM Scholars have done in past years.
  • Awardees will be required to submit a short reflection form detailing their completed scholarship activity/project.
  • The follow-up activity/project should be completed by December 10, 2021 to be eligible for a $100 payment as described below. Extensions will be available for activities/projects that take longer to implement.
  • Approximately 10–12 scholarships will be awarded. Final number is dependent on funding.
  • Applications will be evaluated based on:
    • the stated need for the professional development;
    • the quality of the proposed follow-up activity/project; and
    • the thoroughness of the application.
  • Check out a copy of the application questions before you complete the form.

Financial Information:

  • Commitment Fee ($50*): Teachers who are selected to participate as TEAM Scholars will be obligated to pay a $50 non-refundable commitment feeÐthe rest of the registration cost will be waived (a $300 value). *Note: A commitment fee of $200 will be charged to Scholars who wish to take Transitioning to Teaching Language Online because the cost of that intensive institute is higher.
  • Reimbursement ($100): Teachers who attend the institute, complete their proposed activity/project, and submit a short reflection form by December 11, 2020 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.
  • Additional PD Support for TEAM Scholars ($150): TEAM Scholars who complete their follow-up activity/project will be encouraged to submit a proposal to give a conference presentation about their work at either the annual MCTLC or MELEd conference following the year of participation in the program. Any Scholar whose proposal is accepted can receive up to $150 reimbursement of their conference registration fee after they make their presentation.

Important Dates:

 

  • Application Deadline: Friday, March 26, 2021.
  • Teacher Notification: April 9, 2021. Applicants will be notified whether they were selected to receive a TEAM scholarship to attend a CARLA summer institute.
  • Commitment Deadline: April 23, 2021. Selected Scholars will be asked to pay the nominal commitment fee by this date to signal their commitment to the program.
  • Reflection Form Submission: December 10, 2021. Extensions will be available for activities/projects that take longer to implement.

 

Questions?

 


Apply Online to be a TEAM Scholar!


The TEAM Scholarship Program is sponsored by Center for Advanced Research on Language Acquisition, the Minnesota Department of Education, and the Minnesota Council on the Teaching of Languages and Cultures.

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

 

CARLA Summer Institute Scholarship Program Application
for UMN P&A Language Instructors and Graduate Students

University of Minnesota P&A language instructors in CLA language-related programs and graduate students in CLA/CEHD language-related programs are eligible to apply for a scholarship to attend one of the 2021 online CARLA Summer Institutes.

Scholarship recipients will be required to pay a non-refundable $50 commitment fee. The balance of the institute cost will be paid by CARLA or the CLA Language Center. Awardees must also agree to share the project developed at the institute at a CARLA- or Language Center-sponsored event during the 2021-2022 academic year.

Program Information:

  • A limited number of scholarships will be awarded to current UMN P&A language instructors in CLA language-related programs and graduate students in CLA/CEHD language-related programs on a competitive basis (please note that this competition is not open to P&A language instructors in CEHD language-related programs).
  • Awardees must agree to share the project they develop during the institute at a CARLA- or Language Center-sponsored event during the 2021-2022 academic year.
  • Applications will be evaluated based on the following:
    • stated need for the professional development (100-200 words); and
    • thoroughness of the application.

Financial Information:

  • Commitment Fee ($50): Scholarship recipients will be obligated to pay a $50 non-refundable commitment fee; the rest of the registration cost will be waived.

Important Dates:

  • Application Deadline: Friday, April 2, 2021.
  • Applicant Notification: April 16, 2021. Applicants will be notified whether they were selected to receive a scholarship to attend a CARLA summer institute.
  • Commitment Deadline: April 30, 2021. Those selected will be asked to pay the nominal commitment fee by this date. The fee will go up by $50 after this date. This fee is not refundable.
Apply Online for the UMN Scholarship Program!

The UMN P&A Language Instructors and Graduate Student Scholarships are sponsored by CARLA and the Language Center.


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