Awards and Grants


We issue up to three grants each year. Any WATESOL member may apply for these grants. Grant recipients must contribute a short article to the WATESOL Newsletter giving an account of the professional development experience facilitated by the grant. See below for more information about each grant.

Awards include the WATESOL Service Award, the Helping Hand Award, and the WATESOL Advocacy Award.


 WATESOL Travel Grant


This award is intended to cover the costs of traveling
to any conference relevant to the teaching of ESOL. 
 $500 Application Guidelines

Application Form

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2017

Jim Weaver Scholarship for Professional Development

The Jim Weaver Scholarship was created to help defray educational or
 professional development costs.  

These could include professional conference registration fees, fees for short
 courses, seminars, or workshops leading to PD, subscriptions to journals in
the field, funding for 
classroom research or peer evaluation activities, or funding of professional development groups at a particular institution.  

 $500 Application Guidelines

Application Form

Deadline: Jan. 17, 2017

 J. Michael O'Malley Action Research Grant


This award supports classroom-based research in the 
interest of improving teaching and encouraging reflective
teaching practices
 $500 Application Guidelines

Application Form

Deadline: April 15, 2017

Questions or comments about WATESOL Grants may be directed to watesolpastpresident@gmail.com


Grants and Awards Recipients

WATESOL Travel Grant

established 1987

2017 – Kelly Hill Zirker

2016 Betsy Wong (NOVA) and Silvia Hildesheim (Carlos Rosario)

2015 – Sarah Warfield (Virginia Commonwealth University) 

2014 – Pei-Jie Chen (AAAL)

2013 – Kirsten Wittkowski (NCFL)

2010 – Christina Sfekas (TESOL)

2008 – Marietta Brandinova

2005 – Amber Gallup (United Association of Labor Education)

2004 – Francesca Reilly-McDonnell (DDEL Conference)

2003 – Diane Staehr

2002 – Holly Gray (TESOL Salt Lake City)

1999 – Martin Van Opdorp (TESOL New York)

1997 – Dana Frye (TESOL Orlando)

1996 – George Bunch (TESOL Chicago)

1996 – Genie Holmes (TESOL Chicago)

1995 – Henry Amador (TESOL Long Beach)

1993 – Patricia Johnson (TESOL Atlanta)

1993 – Lynn Poirier (TESOL Atlanta)

1992 – Janet Giannoti (TESOL Vancouver)

1992 – Janette Haynes (TESOL Vancouver)

1991 – Sharon McKay (TESOL New York)

1990 – Ellen Kohn (TESOL San Francisco)

1988 – Kay Scruggs (TESOL Chicago)

 

J. Michael O’Malley Action Research Grant

established 1998

2014 – Shelley Wong and Maryam Saroughi

2013 – Gena Bennett and Megan Siczek

2008 – Rashi Jain

2004 – Harvey Rosenbaum

2003 – Jane Kirsch

 

Jim Weaver Scholarship for Professional Development

  established 1985

2017 – Tabitha Kidwell 

2014 – Brian Adler

2013 – Heather Linville

2010 – Kumiko Akikawa

2008 – Patricia Bellman

2005 – Anita L. Bright

2004 – Molly P. McHarg

2003 – Sheila Weston

2002 – Amy Vernier

1996 – Shanna Grossman

1993 – Carolyn Vincent

1988 – Elle Kohn

1987 – Susan Joyner

1986 – Andrea Elfin


ATES Travel Grant

2010 – Charlotte Van Londen

2009 – DeAnna Coon

2008 – Rae Roberts

2007 – Anita Bright


WATESOL Lifetime Service Award

established 1984

2014  Brock Brady and JoAnn (Jodi) Crandall

2013 – Nina Liakos

1991 – Judy Paiva and G. Richard Tucker

1987 – Christine Meloni

1986 – Janet Giannoti

1984 – Susan Bayley

1983 – Mary Niebuhr

1982 – Patricia Miller

 

WATESOL Advocacy Award

established 2002

2002 – Maria Malagon


WATESOL Helping Hand Award

established 2013 (recipient receives 3 years of membership)

2016 - Masha Vassilieva

2015 - Jacqueline Gardy

2014 - Caralyn Bushey

2013 – Heather Ritchie 

 

 


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