Patrick T. Raven Conference Attendance Grants
Central States Conference Attendance Grants
The Patrick T. Raven Scholarship provides financial support to Central States conference attendees, particularly to first-time attendees who have five or fewer years of teaching experience.
This fund was established in 2018 to mark the 50th anniversary of the Central States Conference on the Teaching of Foreign Languages, which was founded in 1968. Originally named the 50th Anniversary Fund, in 2021 the Central States Board of Directors voted to rename the fund to honor Patrick Raven, who served as our Executive Director for 15 years. His dedication to professional development throughout his life has been instrumental in moving our profession forward.
Patrick T. Raven Conference Attendance Grant Criteria & Requirements
The Patrick T. Raven Scholarship provides financial assistance to teachers to support their attendance at the Central States Conference. It is paid as reimbursement of the conference registration fee. Recipients must register online by February 15, 2024. (The maximum reimbursement is $200). A discount coupon will be provided for a portion of the cost with remaining reimbursement provided after attending the conference. Application deadline is November 15, 2023.
Applicants must reside or teach in a state that is an organizational member of the Central States Advisory Council.
A letter of recommendation from an administrator, colleague, or other stakeholder in support of the application and attendance at the conference is required.
Priority will be given to applicants with five or fewer years of teaching experience.
Priority will be given to first-time Central States attendees.
A statement (500 words maximum) addressing your need for and reasons for applying for this grant. How would the grant facilitate your attendance at the Central States conference? What do you hope to gain or accomplish by attending the conference
Letter of Recommendation
A letter of recommendation from an administrator, department chair, colleague, or other stakeholder in support of your application and attendance at the Cetnral States conference.
Don’t hesitate to contact our Grants & Scholarships Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or for more information.
Congratulations to our 2023 Patrick T. Raven Conference Attendance Grant Winners!
Catherine Cirincione, Ohio Taewoong Kim, Missouri
Zachary Daniels, Michigan Onur Ozkaynak, Ohio
Lisa Heslop, Ohio Charlize Wang, Ohio
Andrew Hogle, Ohio