Award Scholarship


Application Deadline

The application deadline for the BC TEAL/TESOL Award is November 1st of each year. Successful applicants will be notified within six weeks of the application deadline.


The BC TEAL/TESOL Award was established by BC TEAL and TESOL in 1992 to commemorate the first TESOL Convention held in Vancouver, Canada in 1992.

The BC TEAL/TESOL Award is for a graduate student attending a university in British Columbia and studying in the field of TESL/TESOL, Applied Linguistics, or a related graduate program. It is also available to a graduate or undergraduate student to cover travel and/or accommodation costs for attending or participating in a provincial, national or international English language conference. The scholarship is valued up to $1,000.

The scholarship cannot be used to fund a previously attended conference or convention.


Applicants are evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Membership in good standing of BC TEAL or a TESOL affiliate
  2. Documentation of service to a local/provincial TESOL/TEAL association of affiliate
Application Requirements

Applications must be submitted prior to the conference/convention.

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. A completed application form. Click here to download the BC TEAL/TESOL Award Application Form
  2.  A letter describing:
    a. A history of service to the local/provincial association or affiliate
    b. The need for financial assistance for travel to the annual conference/convention
    c. The extent to which attendance at an annual conference/convention will benefit the local/provincial ESL/EFL community
  3. A letter of recommendation from an administrator or colleague
Disbursement of Funds

Within one year, the recipient is required to complete the following before disbursement of funds:

  1. Give a presentation at a BC TEAL Conference or submit an article for the BC TEAL Newsletter or a provincial or national journal or by making your results available online
  2. Submit receipts for expenses incurred to the BC TEAL office for reimbursement
Application Submission

Applications can be emailed to  If you prefer to send your application by mail, it should be postmarked on or before the deadline and sent to:

TEAL Charitable Foundation
Attention: BC TEAL/TESOL Award
#206 – 640 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G4