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.

Requirements: All items need to be ready to upload when filling out the online application form.

1. evidence that the applicant is a current member of CLTA. Get email confirmation from

2. letter written by applicant describing: describing 1) the CLTA event that funds will be used for, 2) motivation for applying for this grant

3. evidence from applicant’s employer 1) that the applicant is currently employed as a teacher of world languages other that English, 2) how long the applicant has been teaching a world language other than English for no more than four years, and 3) that the applicant is not receiving any support from his/her school to attend the CLTA event.

4. a recent photograph of applicant (one copy suitable for display)

To request the application for this award, send an email to


Qualified applicants will be selected by the Summer Seminar co-coveners. Awards have been as much as $200. Recipients will be advised of the exact amount upon notification. 

For scholarship questions, contact the Duarte Silva ( or Tanya Zaccone (