TESOL Scholarships and Grants
CATESOL Education Foundation Grants
Varies from about $130 to $250 for a two-year student membership in CATESOL and registration at two chapter or regional CATESOL conferences and registration at one state CATESOL conference (or equivalent materials fees if registration is being funded by an alternative source) for six students per academic year.
This scholarship was established by the CATESOL Education Foundation in collaboration with the Department of Modern Languages and Literatures TESOL Program to promote leadership and professional development of post-baccalaureate and graduate students enrolled in the Cal State Fullerton TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) Certificate and Master's degree programs.
This grant is open to any matriculated TESOL Certificate or Master's degree student with a minimum 3.0 GPA with at least 3 semesters remaining in his/her degree program.
To apply, submit a 2-page double-spaced statement of interest to the TESOL Coordinator. In your statement, 1) Discuss your interest in developing leadership skills in the CATESOL organization and your interest in attending CATESOL conferences, 2) Describe your background experience and talents that may relate to serving on CATESOL Conference Committees such as hospitality, exhibits, photography, program organization, evaluation, audio-visual, social media, etc. or CATESOL offices such as conference organizer, level chair, secretary, treasurer, etc. 3) Describe how your graduate studies or work experience may relate to plans to give a CATESOL conference poster presentation, demonstration, research report, workshop, panel, etc. or write a publication for a CATESOL publication such as the CATESOL Journal or the CATESOL News.
Combine your statement with a copy of your academic transcript of all college work including evidence of work in progress (a TDA(Titan Degree Audit) can be obtained from TITAN Online) and send to:
CSUF CATESOL Education Foundation Grant
Department of Modern Languages & Literatures
California State University, Fullerton
800 N. State College Blvd.
Fullerton, CA 92834
Application Deadline: TBA
Nancy Terry Baden Scholarship
This scholarship was established by Professor Emeritus Nancy T. Baden ("Terry"), a longtime faculty member in the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, to promote effective preparation of teachers of English.
This scholarship is open to graduate students enrolled in the Cal State Fullerton TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) program.
1) Complete the SA application, answer all 7 questions, and sign certification;
2) Write a 300 word typed essay regarding your future career plans in TESOL;
3) Provide two letters of recommendation (one of which must be from a CSUF faculty member);
4) Provide a copy of your academic transcript of all college work including evidence of work in progress (a TDA (Titan Degree Audit) can be obtained from TITAN Online); and
5) Submit application and materials to Chair, Dept. of Modern Languages & Literatures, California State University Fullerton, 800 N. State College Blvd.
Application Deadline: TBA
Study Abroad in Brazil
Students may study abroad in Brazil for one semester and earn units towards their Master's degree in TESOL. They can apply to study at the Federal University of Minas Gerais in Belo Horizonte, Brazil after completing at least 9 units of coursework at CSU Fullerton. A limited number of scholarships of $500 per person are available to pay for study abroad costs. For more information, please contact Dr. Juan Carlos Gallego.