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2013 AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

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Dear Colleagues,

       NJTESOL/NJBE, Inc. is an association of educators and administrators dedicated to the instruction of English Language Learners at all levels of public and private education. Our interests include classroom practices, research, curriculum development, funding, employment and socio-political concerns. In the spirit of honoring and supporting academic aspirations of our students and members, NJTESOL/NJBE is pleased to announce the following scholarship and award opportunities. This page links to the applications for the following award/grants:

  • A $100 award for a Fourth grade English Language Learner
  • A laptop computer for an Eighth Grade English Language Learner
  • A $1000 scholarship through the Héctor R. Villafañe Memorial Scholarship for a college-bound Hispanic student
  • A $1500 scholarship for a high school student to pursue study in an institution of post-secondary education in New Jersey.
  • A $1500 scholarship for a current NJ college student to continue his/her post-secondary studies
  • A $500 grant from Elizabeth Claire, publisher of Easy English News, for an ESL teacher who teaches ELLs under difficult conditions. The grant money may be used to purchase materials or services.

       We invite you to nominate your deserving students for one of these awards or to apply for the advocacy award. Winners will be notified by telephone and by mail no later than May 1st. If the applicant does not receive a letter of congratulations by this date, the applicant was not granted an award.

       Winners will be honored at the NJTESOL/NJBE Spring Conference Awards Reception, May 29th, 2013 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel, New Brunswick at 5:00 PM. Each recipient may be accompanied by two guests.

       Please refer to the appropriate application to ascertain the eligibility criteria and needed supportive documents for each grant/award. Choose the forms from the links below, print, copy as needed, and return to the SIG representative noted on the form.  All applications must be received on or before March 1, 2013. Please keep in mind that in all fairness, any forms received after March 1st will not be eligible for consideration. There will be no exceptions.

       Submit a self-addressed, stamped postcard with the application if you wish to confirm receipt of the application.

       Thank you so much for your support of our efforts to encourage continued academic studies for English Language Learners.

Respectfully,

Cassandra Lawrence, President, NJTESOL/NJBE, Inc.

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