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TESOL Awards, Honors, & Grants

TESOL offers numerous awards and grants to honor excellence in service to the field and research, and to enable TESOL members to attend the Annual TESOL Convention & English Language Expo. Apply for these awards and grants yourself and share the information with your students and colleagues.

Interested in serving as an awards reviewer? Apply today!

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Convention Travel Grants & Scholarships

TESOL International Association annually awards more than US$50,000 in travel grants and registration scholarships to help TESOL members attend the TESOL International Convention & English Language Expo.

Travel Grants Available  

  • The Meral Güceri TESOL/TEFL Travel Grant 
  • The University of Pittsburgh Travel Award for IEP Instructors 
  • TESOL Awards for International Participation - Funded by the TOEFL Board of ETS 

Scholarships Available 

  • The TESOL Leadership Mentoring Program Award
*The TESOL grants and scholarships are under revision. Opening for applications soon. 

TESOL Awards for Excellence & Service 

TESOL-sponsored awards and grants recognize exceptional TESOL members. These awards are made possible by the support of TESOL's partners National Geographic Learning and generous donations from members like you. There are the available awards:

  • TESOL Teacher of the Year Award
  • TESOL Award for Excellence in Research
  • The Ron Chang Lee for Excellence in Classroom Technology      
  • The James E. Alatis Award for Service to TESOL
*The TESOL awards for excellence and service are under revision. Opening for applications soon.