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Grant applications have been extended to December 31, 2022, except where otherwise specified. Online application & nomination forms can be found by clicking here: Application/Nomination Forms. Be sure to check the specific requirements for each grant. Questions should be sent to or to Liz at

The grants listed below have been generously provided in the past. CLTA will include specific dates and possibly changed descriptions, as they become available from the governments. Those with an * are “on hold” or “in progress.” 

Governments and other organizations generously offer a variety of study grants to CLTA members. Travel abroad is generally during the summer. CLTA works closely with the granting entities, but occasionally the detailed information regarding location and dates of study are not made available at the anticipated times, particularly when a consulate does not hear, or if a government is unsure, about whether or not a grant will be awarded. CLTA makes every effort to keep the information up-to-date, so keep checking the site if your desired grant deadline and information is not posted.

Unless otherwise indicated, January 31, 2020 is the due date for government and foundation grant applications to CLTA.

Responsibilities of the grantee:

• Transportation and related extra costs not specifically specified in the grant (CLTA urges applicants to apply for LangAbroD grants at the same time you apply for a grant)
• Awardees are expected to contact the governments as soon as they are awarded a grant, to ascertain all the particulars regarding their grant
• In all cases, CLTA asks that grant recipients share their experience, either by writing an article to be included on the CLTA website (Awardees may also consider submitting a proposal to share their experience as an interest session at the following CLTA Conference – If the proposal is accepted and the awardee presents, the required article for the newsletter will be waived if the awardee desires)

LangAbroD Grant for Travel

In the past CLTA has offered as many as six LangAbroD grants of up to $500 each (subject to change) to be used to defray travel expenses for members who wish to improve their fluency in the language they teach by visiting a country where that language is spoken. This year’s level of support has not yet been determined. The LangAbroad is a stand-alone grant or applicants for LangAbroD Grants may also apply for one of the government grants. The LangAbroD is funded from the CLTA general fund and depends on resources available from the current fiscal year. CLTA encourages teachers who apply for travel/study grants to apply for LangAbroD grants simultaneously. (Scholarship winners are not eligible for LangAbroD grants.) Click on title for requirements.

Centro Mundolengua Summer Grant

Centro Mundolengua is providing an AP Spanish language and culture program for teachers in Seville, as well as an AP Spanish literature program in 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.

Cemanahuac Cuernavaca Grant

2020 Applications Closed

The Cemanahuac Educational Community has, for many years, offered scholarships to teachers via national, regional and several state language education organizations. A special workshop is given for language teachers and is a good time to enjoy interaction with other teachers from around the United States. However, it is not necessary that the recipient come at the time of this workshop; he or she can attend at any convenient time.

The emphasis at Cemanahuac is on improvement of Spanish language ability. The program also includes information about the rich culture and history of Mexico.  Click on title for requirements.

The Cemenahuac grant has been approved and will be offered for two weeks in the summer of 2019.

Spanish Embassy Travel/Study Grant

Last year’s grant was for Salamanca, Spain and included tuition, full board accommodation on campus or with a host family (room sharing), transport to and from Madrid-Salamanca, and some extra-curricular activities. Cost of transportation to and from Spain and personal expenses are the responsibility of the recipient.
This travel/study grant allows a teacher to travel to Spain during the summer. Locations and times may vary each year. Click on title for requirements.

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