Awards and Grants



We plan to issue four grants in 2020. Any WATESOL member may apply for these grants. Grant recipients must contribute an 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.


 Graduate Student Action Research Grant

New this year WATESOL is also offering a Graduate Student Action Research Grant for WATESOL student member research up to $500
     $500

    Application Guidelines
    Application Form
    Due: July 10, 2022

    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, workshops, subscriptions to journals in the field, or funding of professional development groups at a particular institution.  

     $500 Application Guidelines
    Application Form
    Due: July 10, 2022

    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
    Due: July 10, 2022

    Innovative Teaching Award

    New this year, WATESOL's Innovative Teaching Award recognizes the achievements of teachers with a $100 gift.  
     $100 Application Guidelines
    Application Form
    Due: July 10, 2022

    Excellence in ESOL Advocacy Award

    New this year, WATESOL's Excellence in ESOL Advocacy Award recognizes advocacy work with a $100 gift

     $100

    Application Guidelines
    Application Form
    Due: July 10, 2022


    Questions or comments about WATESOL Grants may be directed to pastpresident@watesol.org


    Grants and Awards Recipients

    WATESOL Travel Grant

    Established 1987

    2020 - April Salerno and Rebecca Sachs

    2019 - Megan Fullerton and Greer Mancuso (TESOL Atlanta)

    2018 – Yulia Khoruzhaya

    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)


    TESOL Convention Travel Grant

    Established 2020

    2020 –  Xuewei He


    J. Michael O’Malley Action Research Grant

    Established 1998

    2020 - Greer Mancuso

    2017 - Amy Melendez

    2014 – Shelley Wong and Maryam Saroughi

    2013 – Gena Bennett and Megan Siczek

    2008 – Rashi Jain

    2004 – Harvey Rosenbaum

    2003 – Jane Kirsch


    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)

    2019 - Connie Lee

    2018 - Heather Tatton-Harris

    2017 - Sharla Rivera and Heather Weger

    2016 - Masha Vassilieva

    2015 - Jacqueline Gardy

    2014 - Caralyn Bushey

    2013 – Heather Ritchie 

     

     

    Jim Weaver Scholarship for Professional Development

    Established 1985

    2020 - Elizabeth Pandya

    2019 - Mark Sherman

    2018 Caroline Cherry 

    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


    Fall 2022 Conference Sponsors


    Contact vicepresident@watesol.org for WATESOL Conference sponsorship opportunities.

    Platinum Sponsor

    Gold Sponsor

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