Congratulations to the 2012 Recipients!
Eileen Blanco and Romeo Garcia
Attending the NCTE Convention for my first time, alone, was a daunting experience, but the time and information that NCTE shared with me each day made me feel like a welcome member of the NCTE community and helped me navigate through each day with ease. I look forward to being active within NCTE for many years to come. I had an amazing experience!
-- Distinction Award Alumni, Jonathan McMullen
The specific purpose of this award is to provide early career teachers of color a national forum for professional collaboration and development by attending the NCTE convention (year one) and by presenting an NCTE convention session (year two). The general purpose is to support teachers of color as they build accomplished teaching careers as active NCTE members.
• Programmatic—two years of support from a mentor who can help the scholarship recipient to plan his or her convention experience and to use NCTE resources to enhance professional growth; the opportunity to present or co-present at the NCTE convention (year two); an opportunity to collaborate with NCTE leaders; a plaque to recognize the recipient’s participation.
• Financial--round-trip airfare, complimentary registration at the NCTE convention, two nights lodging expense, and a $50 per diem for three days at two consecutive NCTE conventions. Note: Las Vegas, Nevada is the site for the 2012 NCTE Convention and Boston Massachusetts is the site for 2013.
Practicing pre-K to university level literacy educators of color who are in the first five years of a paid teaching career and who aspire to build a career in literacy education. People of color refers to historically underrepresented groups--African American, American Indians, Asian Americans, Latinos, and Pacific Islanders.
To apply, please provide the information requested below and submit it electronically to NCTE (firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than March 18, 2013. Scholarship recipients will be notified no later than April 21, 2012.
- Application Cover Page –download a copy of the application cover page.
Brief profile of your current school and students, and a brief teaching history (when and where you have taught)
- Short statement (500 – 700 words) describing your ambitions as a literacy educator, how the NCTE convention experience could help you attain these ambitions, and your need for the scholarship.
- Signature from the school principal (Pre-K to 12) or a supervisor (university level) confirming release from your teaching duties for up to two days in two consecutive years to attend the NCTE convention.
- Reference letter from someone familiar with your professional work attesting to your accomplishments and potential as a literacy educator.
Previous Award Recipients
List of award recipients for 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008