The Kenneth A. Lester Summer Immersion Scholarship is for students in grades pre-K through 12.
PURPOSE OF SCHOLARSHIP: To help defray the cost of summer language study in an existing approved summer language experience program. The maximum award amount is $1000, not to exceed the total cost of the language experience.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: Connecticut students in grades pre-K through 12.
IMPORTANT DATES: The application deadline for 2020 is April 10. The scholarship winner will be notified by April 30th and money will be distributed directly to the language program by May 30th for use in the summer.
JUDGING CRITERIA: A successful applicant will submit a complete application packet which demonstrates academic ability, integrity, character, and a sincere interest in summer language study.
FOLLOW UP: The scholarship recipient will agree to submit a brief summary of his/her language experience to be published in the CT COLT newsletter.
ONLINE APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Please include the following material in your online application:
- Application form, which includes a typed paragraph explaining why you are interested in studying this language and what special interests you have. In the case of a young child, the parent may type what the child dictates.
- Three letters of recommendation from adults unrelated by family such as a classroom teacher, coach, or scout leader. One of them MUST BE from a World Language teacher. Email these to email@example.com after completing your online application. Recommendations should be completed using this form.
In 1998, an annual scholarship in the amount of $1,000 was established in memory of Irene B. Stanislawczyk, a beloved colleague and a true friend to the World Language profession. An Associate Professor of Spanish and Methodology at Central Connecticut State University, she co-authored texts related to Spanish instruction and Spanish culture.
PURPOSE OF THE AWARD: To help defray college expenses for an undergraduate student majoring in a World Language and teacher education.
ELIGIBLE APPLICANTS: A student who has completed a minimum of 15 semester hours of work in the major field (introductory courses do not apply) and acceptance into the teacher education program of an accredited institution in the State of Connecticut. A cumulative grade point average of 3.5 or better in the major field is required. Only those who have not previously received this award will be considered.
The deadline for applications is April 10.
ONLINE NOMINATION FORM:
In your online application, be sure to include:
A letter from the verifying official (e.g. dean, teacher supervisor or department head) that supports your application. Email this to firstname.lastname@example.org after completing your online application.
The CT COLT Future Teachers Honor Society was established in 2015 to recognize excellent candidates preparing to enter the profession of teaching a World Language. Students are nominated by a professor at their university who is a member of CT COLT.
Eligibility: The student must have been accepted into the language department and education program at a Connecticut college or university offering a teaching degree in World Languages. Students must be in the process of completing the Foreign Language Teacher Certification program - this includes DSAPs, MATs, and undergraduate and graduate students in the Foreign Language Teacher Certification program. A minimum GPA of 3.0 is required.
Please complete this form for each student you are nominating.
Students must be present in order to be inducted into the honor society. Spring candidates will be inducted at the CT COLT fall conference during the awards ceremony. Fall candidates will be inducted at the CCSU spring conference. Inductees must pay student registration fees to attend the conference on the day of induction or may choose to attend only the induction ceremony. All inducted candidates will receive a CT COLT Future Teachers Honor Society pin, certificate, gift, and free membership to CT COLT until graduation, as well as one additional free year of membership upon proof of graduation and attainment of a teaching position in Connecticut
Each university chapter, with an appointed professor to oversee the chapter activities, may purchase honor cords to wear upon graduation, supplied by the World Language department of the university. Eligible students should be nominated based on the following eligibility:
- maintaining a GPA of 3.0 or higher
- participation in community programs nationally and internationally
- leadership positions in World Language clubs and organizations
- advocacy for World Language, which may include tutoring other students, representing programs in major expos, degree open houses, and/or attendance at cultural events
2019 - 2020 STUDENT AWARDS FOR EXCELLENCE
Each year, CT COLT grants teachers the opportunity to nominate outstanding students for the CT COLT Student Awards for Excellence. For 2020, due to unprecedented circumstances, CT COLT is modifying the standard Student Award process. For this year, we are offering CT COLT Student Awards for Excellence to all CT COLT Members electronically, and waiving the fee. While we will not be awarding paper certificates or pens for students in level IV or higher of language study, we felt it was important that students are recognized for their dedication to languages. Thank you for all of your efforts during this unprecedented time.
ARCHIVES / LISTS OF PRIOR AWARD WINNERS