Patrick T. Raven Conference Attendance Grants

CSCTFL Conference Attendance Grants

The Patrick T. Raven Scholarship provides financial support to CSCTFL 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 CSCTFL 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 CSCTFL conference. It is paid as reimbursement of the conference registration fee. Recipients must register online by February 15, 2023. (The maximum reimbursement is $195). Grant applications will be accepted beginning July 1 and are due by January 15, 2023.

Criteria

  • Applicants must reside or teach in a state that is an organizational member of the CSCTFL 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 CSCTFL attendees.


Required

Personal Statement

  • 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 CSCTFL 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 CSCTFL conference.


Don’t hesitate to contact our Grants & Scholarships Committee at grants@csctfl.org with questions or for more information.