ARKTESOL now offers five award opportunities for educators and students.
See below for details and applications.
Masters in TESOL
This award is intended to support current graduate students in the development of projects with direct application to ESOL classroom instruction. The recipient of this award is expected to present the results of the project at an ARKTESOL Conference within 3 years of the date the award is received. The recipient receives $1000 upon completion of the project.
2017: Rachel Gerner, The University of Arkansas
Arkansas Teachers of English to Speakers of Other Languages
Recipients of the Educator Grant may use funds for non-administrative ESOL projects and materials that cannot be funded from other sources. Grants will not be awarded to fund regular classroom equipment, field trips, entertainment, food, or regular instructional materials. See the application for additional information.
2014: Julia Crane
Outstanding Educator of the Year
The Outstanding Educator of the Year is recognized during the
annual fall conference. In addition to the award, the recipient receives a complimentary registration to the conference in the year awarded.
2017: Rebecca Macy, Fort Smith Public Schools
2016: Julia Crane, Springdale Public Schools
2015: Marline Vernon, Springdale Public Schools
2014: Bree Waymack, Springdale Public Schools
2013: no award given
2012: Julia Correia, Henderson State University
Coordinator/Administrator of the Year
The outstanding ESOL coordinator or administrator recognized receives an award of $1000. An essay and recommendation letters are required with application.
2017: Danielle Stewart, Russelleville Public Schools
Current or Former ESOL students may apply for a $1000 Student Scholarship. The scholarship is potentially renewable for four years for a total amount of $4000. Applicants must be committed to pursue education beyond high school. There is no GPA requirement but financial need is considered.
Margarita Aldape, Rogers High School
Alondra Altamirano, Springdale Har-Ber High School
Angela Calderon, DeQueen High School
Isabel Gomez, Fayetteville High School
Nhu Tran, Fayetteville High School
Gifty Agana, Fayetteville High School
Julio Nolasco, Rogers High School
Guadalupe Jacqueline Romero, Rogers High School
Manna Sakon, Fayetteville High School
David Torres, Rogers High School
Jacqueline Interiano, Rogers Heritage High School
Alan Lopez, Springdale High School
Frida Mateo-Rodriguez, Rogers Heritage High School
Karina Sanchez Huerta, Rogers Heritage High School
Mariana Soto, Pea Ridge High School
Gisel Castillo-Garcia, Siloam Springs High School
Berenice Martinez, Springdale High School
Jose Mejia, Springdale High School
Sandra Orellana, Springdale High School
Juan Luis Palacios-Romero, Eureka Springs High School
Edith Figueroa, Berryville High School
Lidia Garcia, Rogers High School
Ruchika Gogia, Heritage High School
Selena Joya, Heritage High School
Yesenia Martinez, Heritage High School
Jinson Kang, Bryant High School
Noel Flores, Rogers High School
Stefany Sierra, Rogers High School
Diego Santillan, Rogers Heritage High School