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Awards to USA Teachers in Multiple Southern States to Recognize Achievement in Foreign Language Education


Geographic Focus

USA: AlabamaArkansasFloridaGeorgiaKentuckyLouisianaMississippiNorth CarolinaSouth CarolinaTennesseeTexasVirginiaWest Virginia

USA Territories: Virgin Islands (USA)

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SCOLT World Languages Teacher of the Year (TOTY)

Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)

Grant Provider's 990

Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #157715

Grant Description

Awards to USA and territories teachers in multiple locations to recognize outstanding contributions to foreign language education. Eligible nominees are foreign language educators in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, North Carolina, Virginia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, South Carolina, Texas, Tennessee, West Virginia, and the US Virgin Islands.

The award for the National Language Teacher of the Year is intended to elevate the status and the public profile of the language profession at the state, regional, and national levels by creating opportunities to recognize accomplished members of the profession. First and foremost, this process is designed to involve all of the state, regional, and national organizations in promoting the language teaching profession. Second, it is intended to create as many media opportunities as possible to increase the visibility and importance of language learning with the media, policymakers, and the general public. The award also recognizes best practices and excellence in the teaching and learning of foreign languages

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Candidates must be language teachers.

Pre-Application Information:

State nominees must submit a portfolio to be received no later than January 15.

Each state may submit ONE candidate with endorsement from the state organization. State organizations may submit a candidate to only one regional organization. SCOLT has waived the registration fee for the state nominee participating in the selection process at the annual conference and will provide an honorarium to each candidate.

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Number of Grants:

The National Language Teacher of the Year process begins at the state level with the state language organizations selecting a top candidate each year whose application is then submitted to the regional level. The finalist for each of the five regions then competes at the national level.

Estimated Size of Grant:

SCOLT will provide a $100 honorarium to each candidate.

Contact Information:

Candidates are requested to submit their portfolios via email to Amanda Hajji, Awards Director, at

If you need further help or clarification, please do not hesitate to contact Amanda Hajji at

Southern Conference on Language Teaching (SCOLT)
Leslie Baldwin, Executive Director (336) 422-6192

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