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Grant applications are due January 25, 2024 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 Liz Matchett at

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. 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 25, 2024 is the due date for government and foundation grant applications to CLTA.

Responsibilities of the grantee:

  • Awardees will cover their own transportation and related extra costs not specifically specified in the grant.  New in 2024:  CLTA automatically awards LangAbroD grants to the winners of the travel study grants;, pending sufficient funds. 
  • Awardees are expected to contact the governments/agencies as soon as they are awarded a grant, to ascertain all the particulars.
  • Awardees are expected to share their experience with other CLTA members via a professional presentation at our conference, in a webinar, or via another outlet, mutually determined by the Awards Chair and the grantee. This should be completed within one year of the grant.

LangAbroD Grant for Travel

  • LangAbroD grants are 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.
  • The LangAbroad can be a stand-alone grant or it may be combined with the Memorial Scholarship. 
  • Winners of travel study grants will automatically receive the LangAbroD Grants 
  • The LangAbroD is funded from generous donations from CLTA members.  Click HERE to donate.
  • Click on title for requirements.

Centro Mundolengua Summer Grant

Spend a week in Sevilla, Spain! Centro MundoLengua offers one-of-a-kind professional development opportunities for Spanish teachers, combining teacher training classes with cultural tours & activities. Click here to learn more about what they offer.

Winner will automaticllly receive the LangAbroD grant to defray transportation costs.

DICE Salamanca Study Abroad Grant

Spend a week in Salamanca, Spain! DICE Salamanca will award one training course for a CLTAMember who is a Spanish teacher so that that they may acquire new language and teaching skills that they can apply in their classrooms. Click here to see the Dice Salamanca website and more information about the course they offer.
Past Grant Winners

Centro MundoLengua Grant & LangAbroD Winner
Carolyn Swaney

Cemanahuac Cuernavaca Grant 
& LangAbroD Winner
Andrea Dashe, Spanish Leland High School, San Jose

Spanish Embassy & LangAbroD Grant
Azalia Felix, Sunny Hills High School, fullerton

Centro MundoLengua Grant & LangAbroD Winner
Maria Robinson, Spanish Carlmont High School, Sequoia

Spanish Embassy Grant
Julia Airapetyan, Spanish Palo alto Preparatory, Mountain View

Cemanahuac Cuernavaca grant and the LangAbroD grant
Brian Whitfield, Spanish Ridgeview High school, Bakersfield

Spanish Embassy Grant And LangAbroD Grant
Michael Vossen, Spanish Menlo Atherton High School, Atherton

Centro Mundo Lengua Grant + LangAbroD 
Nancy Pérez, Spanish El Diamante High School, Visalia

LangAbroD Grants
Suzanne Contreras, Durham High School

Spanish Embassy Grant
Joy Keifer, Spanish, Cupertino High School

Centro Mundo Lengua Grant + LangAbroD
David Reyes Cornejo, Gateway High School, San Francisco

French Government Grant + LangAbroD Grant
Danielle Farve, Loara High School, Anaheim

Japan Foundation Grant + LangAbroD Grant
Madeleine Graham, Odyssey Middle School, San Mateo

LangAbroD Grants
Nicole Naditz, Bella Vista High School, Fair Oaks
Lilian Edeh, Compton High School, Compton

Spanish Embassy Grant + LangAbroD Grant
Lisett Diaz, Encore High School for the Arts, Hesperia

Centro Mundo Lengua Grant + LangAbroad
Nina Amatore, Mission Vista High School, Oceanside

Italian Govt. Grant to CLTA
Carla Forccini, Santa Rosa High School, Santa Rosa

Spanish Govt. Grant (name drawn from pool of applicants)
Barbara Ferraro, Palos Verdes High School, Palos Verdes Estates

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