Awards & Grant

Ann Beusch Distinguished Service Award

Purpose: The award was established to honor the accomplishments of Ann Beusch, former Supervisor of Foreign Languages and ESOL of the State of Maryland. The Ann Beusch Distinguished Service Award honors individuals who exemplify the spirit and dedication to international students that Ann demonstrated during her long tenure as a State Supervisor of ESOL and Foreign Languages.

Criteria: This award is bestowed upon individuals working outside the fields of ESL and International Student Services who have made sustained, exemplary contributions to the field and/or its students. Individuals whose daily employment responsibilities are directly related to international students and/or their families in any way are not eligible.

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  • The award is non-competitive.
  • There is no limit to the number of awards that may be bestowed in any given year.
  • The Award Committee will consider all nominees meeting the sustained and exemplary test criteria for the award.
  • The Award is presented at the Annual Spring Dinner & Meeting.
  • Submission for nomination is year-round.
  • Un-selected nominations will be considered for the following year.

Lifetime Achievement Award

Purpose: The Lifetime Achievement Award is established to honor the accomplishments of professionals in the ESL/ESOL field who throughout their years of service have exemplified dedication to ESL/ESOL students at any educational level and/or in ESL/ESOL teacher training. The award is given at the Annual Fall Conference.

Criteria: This award is bestowed upon individuals who have been working in the ESL/ESOL field in Maryland for at least 15 years and who have made substantial and exemplary contributions to the field, its students, and /or teachers at any educational level.

Note:
  • In regards to the Nomination Statement, a bio statement from a publication and/or conference program is not appropriate, nor is a resume and/or CV.
  • Submission for nomination is year-round.
  • Un-selected nominations will be considered for the following year. 

Professional Development Grant

Description: The purpose of the Maryland TESOL Professional Development Grant is to enhance members’ involvement and presence in the field of ESOL and for the betterment of shared communities. The goal of this grant is to fund projects and initiatives which cross-cut a variety of agents (educators, students, administrators, etc...) and our extended communities. Successful grants will serve to connect and enhance these various communities through teachers’ initiatives. The grant will help reshape the role of the grantee in both his/her profession and society for the betterment of all.

Specifics: Successful proposals should achieve one (or more) of the following goals:
Seek to expand the role of the grantee in his/her area of expertise
Enhance intercultural endeavors which build communication and relationships
Interact with Maryland TESOL's extended communities (e.g. family involvements, after-school projects)
Make positive impact on ELLs and/or teacher

Note: Grant awards range up to $1,000. Proposals have to be justified by a line item budget breakdown. Simply requesting the maximum funds without reasonable justification is not acceptable.

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