University Student Scholarship

OFLA Conference 2018 Attendance

PURPOSE OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

The intent of this scholarship is to give pre-service world language teachers the opportunity to experience the professional world of language teachers. This time spent with other, experienced educators will give university students the chance to increase their capacity as future world language teachers, to network with other professionals, and to learn about the OFLA organization. The conference offers over 100 sessions and workshops that will enhance the knowledge gained in the classroom and in student teaching. This can be used as evidence of professional development required by your university and by accrediting agencies.

AMOUNT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

The scholarship is for $300 and will cover

  • Conference registration (which includes all sessions Friday and Saturday)
  • Additional optional Thursday and/or Saturday workshops
  • Hotel expenses (1/2 the room rate for 2 nights)
  • Transportation
  • Meals

The scholarship check will be awarded at the end of the conference and upon fulfillment of the requirements stated below.

REQUIREMENTS FOR THE APPLICATION OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

  • Be a current OFLA Member, at the time of the application
  • Complete an online application https://form.jotform.com/62364690671158
    • Including a 250- 300 word essay explaining why world language education is the chosen profession
    • Including a 250-300 word essay explaining what is hoped to benefit from attending the conference
    • Including the completed electronic reference form from a university professor or student teaching cooperating teacher https://form.jotform.com/62364893224157
  • Show proof of current student status at an Ohio institution

REQUIREMENTS UPON RECEIPT OF THE SCHOLARSHIP

Scholarship winners will be expected to

  • Register and pay the conference fee (Reimbursement for this amount is included in the $300.)
  • Attend the scholarship breakfast on Friday morning (compliments of OFLA, in addition to the scholarship)
  • Attend the Conference Introduction session
  • Attend multiple conference sessions throughout the conference
  • Fulfill two hours of assigned duties
  • Attend the Awards Banquet (compliments of OFLA, in addition to the scholarship)

Additional optional participation

  • Write a reflection piece about how the various sessions attended have increased your capacity as a future world language teacher to be given to the Scholarship Chair no later than May 1 and shared with the OFLA Board and/or published in the Cardinal (This reflection can be used as “EVIDENCE” for whatever the university may require)
  • Attend extra-fee workshops on Thursday

If there are special circumstances of which we should be aware, please include an explanatory note with your application materials.

Questions can be sent to scholarship@ofla-online.org

Denise Broda, Scholarship Chair 2017-2018