The West Virginia Foreign Language Teachers Association accepts applications annually for the Cemanahuac Educational Community scholarship to study abroad in Cuernavaca Mexico during the summer. This is a Spanish immersion program for West Virginia Spanish teachers. This scholarship focuses on WV Spanish teachers who have had very limited or no opportunity to study abroad in a Spanish-speaking country.
Information regarding this opportunity is sent via the WVForLan listserv in April each year. The Cemanhuac recipient is announced on May 5th.
2022 Recipient: Shelby Peterson, Lincoln County
2021 Recipient: Alicia Justice, Mingo County
2019 Recipient: Sarah Combs, Wood County
Cultural Mini-Grants: School Year 2022-2023
West Virginia World Language teachers have the opportunity to obtain Cultural Mini-Grants to increase language and cultural proficiency in their classrooms, schools, and communities. Three mini-grants of up to $200 per school will be awarded by the West Virginia Foreign Language Teacher’s Association during the 2022-2023 school year. West Virginia World Language teachers of grades pre-K to adult are invited to apply. Funds will be awarded for cultural projects that lead to a greater understanding of the diverse cultures of the world.
Applications will be accepted throughout the year. Applications will be reviewed on the 10th of each month until all funds have been allocated. Grants will be awarded on a rolling basis for approved projects until funds have been exhausted.
Recipients will be notified via email from firstname.lastname@example.org. To receive funds in advance, direct bill, or be reimbursed for expenses and receive the grant monies, itemized receipts are required. If funds are needed prior to the event, arrangements need to be made with the WVFLTA treasurer.
Previous recipients are invited to apply for grants during this cycle. Projects that have been previously funded may be funded again. Preference may be given to projects and schools that have not received funding.
Projects may be fully or partially funded by a grant with a maximum of $200 awarded per school per year.