TESOL Announces Inaugural Rosa Aronson Scholarship Recipients

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TESOL International Association is excited to announce the first recipients of the Rosa Aronson TESOL Professional Learning Scholarship.

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TESOL International Association is excited to announce the first recipients of the Rosa Aronson TESOL Professional Learning Scholarship. Established to honor former TESOL Executive Director Rosa Aronson when she retired in March 2017, the scholarships provide professional learning opportunities for TESOL professionals from countries with a gross national income of US $15,000 or less per capita as defined by the World Bank. Aronson served as the executive director of TESOL from 2010 to 2017, so the seven scholarships awarded annually recognize each year of her service. Each $500 scholarship can be used to cover the cost of a Global Professional membership as well as any professional learning opportunity offered by TESOL.

This year’s scholarship recipients are

  • Lorna Viveka Alba, Centro Boliviano Americano, Bolivia
  • Mary Magdaline Fuwain Atah, Government Bilingual High School, Cameroon
  • Lester Luna, HOPE Worldwide Foundation, Nicaragua
  • Muhammad Shahbaz, Government College Women University, Pakistan
  • Fauzul Aufa, Universitas Negeri Padang, Indonesia
  • Saifa Haque, East West University, Bangladesh
  • Anastasiya Bezborodova, Westminster International University in Tashkent, Uzbekistan

For more information about this new scholarship and how to apply in 2018, please visit the TESOL Award webpage.

About TESOL International Association
Founded in 1966, TESOL International Association is a professional community of educators, researchers, administrators, and students committed to advancing excellence in English language teaching for speakers of other languages worldwide. With more than 13,000 members representing over 150 countries, TESOL fosters the exchange of ideas, research, and peer-to-peer knowledge, and provides expertise, resources, and a powerful voice on issues affecting the profession. Through professional development programs, its international conference, special interest groups, and publications, TESOL engages tens of thousands of professionals to collaborate globally and create a world of opportunity for millions of people of all ages who want to learn English.

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