CLTA welcomes and encourages donations to the Scholarship Funds. These scholarships are directly beneficial to world language and cultures teachers who go the extra step to improve their teaching and subject matter knowledge through travel to the target culture. Please consider nominating a deserving colleague for the Memorial, Sidney Gorman or Sylvia Jones Scholarships.
CLTA established this scholarship to honor Mary DuFort, who served as coordinator of language education in Alameda County. Mrs. DuFort’s contributions to the profession were cut short by her untimely death. It is currently the Memorial Scholarship honoring all our departed colleagues who have had a tremendous impact on our lives, our profession, and the students we touch daily. The scholarship provides financial support to enable one or more members to travel abroad for the purpose of improving their competency and skills in language teaching and augmenting their knowledge of culture and language through travel and/or formal study. Applicants decide on their own study plans, school/program, destination and make their own travel arrangements. Scholarships consist of grants up to $1,000.00. This scholarship is funded through the generous contributions of CLTA members. Click on title for requirements.
Sidney Gorman Endowment Scholarship (for beginning teachers)
Sidney Gorman’s family established this scholarship to honor Sidney, who served as Foreign Language Teacher in Alameda County. Sidney’s contributions to the profession were cut short by her untimely death. She had a tremendous impact on the professional lives of many of our colleagues, especially those new teachers in need of mentoring. The scholarship provides financial support to enable new teachers (who have been teaching for fewer than 5 years) to improve their competency and skills in language teaching and to augment their knowledge of culture and language through participation in either CLTA’s annual statewide conference or other CLTA professional development activity. This scholarship is funded through the generous contributions of Sidney’s family as well as contributions from Sidney’s friends and colleagues in CLTA. The scholarship is generally not more than $200; the amount is determined by the donations. Click on title for requirements.
Sylvia Jones Legacy Scholarship (for mid-career teachers)
Sylvia Jones was a teacher, a supervisor, a CLTA past president and Conference Coordinator, and California Foreign Language Project (now CWLP) leader, in addition to her other many remarkable achievements. The Sylvia Jones Memorial Scholarship supports one or more mid-career teachers to attend the Summer Seminar each year. Sylvia’s remarkable life is immortalized with this legacy scholarship founded according to her wishes by her husband, Vernon, and her son, Norman. The scholarship provides financial support to teachers who have been teaching languages between 10-20 years. The number of teachers and the amount that each teacher is awarded each year is dependent on revenue generated by the legacy and by contributions. Click on title for requirements.