Text Size


Please note: not all scholarships are guaranteed for 2018. Information below will be updated as we hear from scholarship sponsors. This information is intended to provide you an overview of scholarship offerings. The SCOLT Board of Directors encourages you to apply for one of these study abroad experiences.

Academia Latinoamericana, The scholarship consists of a two-week program in the imperial city of Cuzco, Peru including a Spanish language immersion experience and Indigenous Andean Culture course or Regional Literature course; a home stay and (4) hours of instruction per day. Teachers can apply for graduate credits if needed through New Mexico State University. Dates for the scholarship are July 9 to July 22, 2017. The package includes registration, tuition for two weeks, housing with host family (double occupancy), breakfast and lunch each day, and laundry service once a week. Round-trip travel to Cuzco, dinners and personal expenses are not included. The scholarship recipient must teach in grades 11 - 12 or at the university level. After completing the study abroad program, the recipient is required to submit a short video highlighting the various components of the experience with photos. 

Estudio Sampere: This scholarship is available to teachers of Spanish K-16; it provides four weeks of intensive study (20 lessons + 4 cultural lessons) in Madrid. It includes tuition, accommodation with a Spanish family, single room and half-board. Not included: Flights, insurance, transfers to/from airport, personal expenses.

The Cemanahuac Educational Community: This scholarship, available to teachers of Spanish in levels K-12, provides two weeks at Cemanahuac Educational Community in Cuernavaca, Mexico. The dollar value of this award in 2017 will be over $1,129, and includes registration, tuition for two weeks, housing (double occupancy) with all meals. Other expenses, in addition to airfare, which the recipient would have to cover on his/her own include transfer to Cuernavaca (about $16 each way), textbook ($45), cultural field study trips and personal expenses. The recipient can come at any convenient time in 2017.

Centro MundoLengua: This scholarship is available to high school teachers who are currently teaching AP Spanish Language and Culture, or who plan to teach it in the near future. Special consideration will be given to teachers with an interest in traveling with students on a study abroad program. The recipient will participate in the College Board AP summer workshop in Madrid or Seville, Spain. The dates of the institute are June 25 - July 8, 2017. The scholarship will cover the cost of the College Board workshop with all materials; housing with a Spanish family (individual room) and all meals included; and cultural and social activities program with all entrances. Not included: transportation to Spain, weekend travel, graduate credits from UC Riverside and health insurance.

Goethe Institut Scholarship: This scholarship, available to teachers of German in levels K-16, provides a one- or two-week professional development course at one of the 16 Goethe-Institutes in Germany in 2017; The value of the scholarship is 1600 Euros and it includes tuition; course materials; housing (varies depending on course location); breakfast every day and one main meal on Monday - Friday; cultural program; public transportation at seminar location; medical, accident and liability insurance for the duration of the seminar; coverage for transport home in case of illness. Not included: transportation to Germany and additional meals. Applicants must be members of AATG. Further information about the courses can be found by clicking on these links: Fortbildung in Deutschland and Deutschkurse.


  • Reside in a SCOLT region state (AL, AR, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN, VA, WV, US Virgin Islands)
  • Teach two or more classes of the specific language.
  • Register for and attend the 2018 SCOLT Conference in Atlanta, GA to accept the award in person at the Opening General Session.
  • Be able to take advantage of the schooling available in the summer of 2018.
  • Be a participant in professional organizations such as SCOLT, local state world language association, ACTFL, specific language associations, etc.
  • Become a SCOLT Sponsor
  • Create an online presentation or video to post on the SCOLT website highlighting your summer travel experience

Questions? Contact SCOLT Scholarship Co-Directors, Carmen Scoggins or Carolyn Wright

Downloadable sample statement from principal verifying employment: click here

In an effort to ensure as many applicants as possible,  the APPLICATION DEADLINE is JANUARY 15, 2018.
Click here to apply online.

In addition to the language specific scholarships above, SCOLT is pleased to provide links to other opportunities available to educators. SCOLT does not endorse or advocate for any of these specific organizations, but rather are providing the links to you as a service to the profession.

Big List of Educational Grants and Resources


Fulbrigt-Hays Seminars Abroad

Masters in Education

Teacher Travel Grants

Tia Tula Spanish School in Spain