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The Cemanahuac Educational Community has, for many years, offered scholarships to teachers via national, regional and several state language education organizations, including CLTA. 2019/20 will be the 21th year of the scholarship program. A special workshop is given for language teachers (2019 dates TBA) 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 in 2019.

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 dollar value of this award in 2018 was $1153.00, and includes
• registration
• tuition for two weeks
• housing (double occupancy)
• all meals

Other expenses, which the recipient would have to cover on his/her own are:
• transfer to Cuernavaca (about $16 US each way)
• a textbook ($45)
• cultural field study trips
• personal expenses

The Education Community has several important guidelines for CLTA as this scholarship is awarded:
• preference may be given to a teacher who has had less opportunity to travel before
• preference may be given to a teacher who will make the very best use of this opportunity to share the knowledge gained in his or her classroom
• preference may be given to a teacher who has a need to improve fluency

These are the requirements that we would intend to post on our website and on which applicants will be evaluated to choose the most worthy candidate. We have used a template that we use for foundation and government grants, but have made changes to reflect your requests as well.

Requirements: Items 1-6 need to be ready to upload when filling out the online form.
1. evidence that the nominee is a member of CLTA. Get email confirmation from (cc on all correspondence)
2. applicant lives in California or teaches in California (email confirmation from membership@clta)
3. letter written by applicant describing:
a) motivation for applying for this scholarship
b) how the scholarship will help the applicant to improve his/her language skills
b) how the scholarship will help the applicant to improve his/her teaching skills
c) projected impact on the applicant’s students and classroom activities
4. brief professional resumé/CV
5. evidence that the applicant is currently employed as a teacher of world language other than English
6. a recent photograph of applicant (one copy suitable for display)
7. three letters of recommendation (give a copy of the check list and rubric to those writing recommendation letters)
8. willing to submit a written report for the CLTA newsletter or present a session at CLTA’s Annual Conference next year
9. have not been a recipient of this grant in the previous four years

When you have all the above information ready, click on Application to go to the online application form.

Email Tanya at for questions or more information.

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