Please note: not all scholarships are guaranteed for 2019. 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.
CIEL – Centre International d’Études de Langues de Strasbourg. The CIEL scholarship for French language study in beautiful and historic Strasbourg is available to teachers of French in levels K-16, and includes two weeks of study at the level of the teacher, as well as two weeks lodging with a family, including breakfast and dinner daily. The classes are from Monday to Friday in the morning and included are activities such as conversations, films, and museum visits a couple of afternoons a week. Not included are flights, insurance, transfers to and from Strasbourg, and personal expenses.
Academia Latinoamericana, The scholarship consists of a two-week program in the imperial city of Cuzco, Perú including a Spanish language immersion experience or Indigenous Andean Culture course or Regional Literature course; a home stay and (4) hours of instruction per day. In case no group is formed, the participant will receive three hours of private instruction per day. Teachers can apply for graduate credits through New Mexico State University. Dates for the scholarship are July 7 to July 20, 2019. The package includes registration, tuition for two weeks, housing with host family (double occupancy), breakfast and lunch each day. Expenses not included: Round-trip travel to Cuzco, dinners, laundry service, side trips or activities outside school and personal expenses. The scholarship recipient must teach in grades 11 – 12 or at the university level. Preference for this award will be given to non-native speakers of Spanish. After completing the study abroad program, the recipient is required to submit a blog or short video highlighting the various components of the experience.
Estudio Sampere: The scholarship is available to teachers of Spanish K-16. It provides four weeks of intensive study (20 lessons plus 4 cultural lessons) in July 2019 in Madrid. It includes tuition, accommodation with a Spanish family, single room and half board. Not included: flights, insurance, transfers to and 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 2019 will be over $1,173, 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 2019. While this program provides information about the rich culture and history of Mexico, the emphasis at Cemanahuac is very much on improvement of Spanish language ability and is recommended for teachers who have had less opportunity to travel.
The recipient of the Cemanahuac Educational Community scholarship will be expected to make a serious commitment to the full two-week educational program, including the weekend field study excursions. For more information, please cleck the link above.
Centro MundoLengua: The 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. The recipient of the Centro MundoLengua Summer Scholarship has the ability to choose where he/she would like to study. Centro MundoLengua is providing an AP Spanish Language and Culture program for teachers in Seville and Madrid.The scholarship recipient can choose whichever program he/she prefers. In these wonderful historic centers of Spain, teachers can learn about the latest teaching resources, integration of language skills, and AP program goals. These are the only programs for teachers in Spain endorsed by the College Board. Our main goal is to ensure that the recipient of this scholarship learns pertinent information to be brought back and shared with his/her students.
Location(s) and dates: Seville – June 23 – July 6, 2019 or Madrid.- July 7 – July 13, 2019
Structure and Goals for all programs:
In class teachers will learn how to
- create and share communicative activities
- modify existing curricula
- holistically assess their students’ competencies in Spanish
- incorporate literary works from the AP Spanish Literature and Culture reading list
- accurately assess students’ progress
Activities and cultural visits in Seville may include the following afternoon visits: Royal Palace, Cathedral, Plaza España, ancient Jewish quarter, flamenco museum, flamenco dance lessons, cooking classes, and more. Nighttime activities may include: tapas nights, group dinners, wine tastings, concerts at the Royal Palace, flamenco shows, outdoor cinema, art and culture expose, and more
Activities and cultural visits in Madrid may include the following afternoon visits: Prado, Reina Sofia, Royal Palace, Thyssen, literary tour, flamenco lessons, cooking classes, and more. Nighttime activities may include: tapas nights, group dinners, wine tastings, concerts, flamenco shows, outdoor cinema, art and culture expos, and more.
- 30 hours of AP Spanish Language and Culture development
- ONLY for the program in Seville: full room and board with a host family
- cultural activities
- 24 hour support
- class materials
- College Board certificate
Expenses not included:
- full room and board for the program in Madrid
- weekend excursions
- medical expenses / insurance
- graduate credits (optional)
- nighttime activities
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 2019; The value of the scholarship is 1600 Euros and it includes 500 Euros towards travel expenses to Germany; 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: personal expenses 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, TX, VA, WV, US Virgin Islands)
- Teach two or more classes of the specific language.
- Register for and attend the 2019 SCOLT Conference in Myrtle Beach, SC to accept the award in person at the Opening General Session.
- Be able to take advantage of the schooling available in the summer of 2019.
- 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 and how you will apply what you’ve learned in your classroom.
Questions? Contact SCOLT Scholarship Director, 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 31, 2019. 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