Award Scholarship

Health Education Award

Application Deadline

The application deadline for the Health Education Award is November 1st of each year. Successful applicants will be notified within six weeks of the application deadline.


The Health Education Award was established in 1992 to promote AIDS and health education through content-based English language instruction. The award was established by the TEAL Charitable Foundation with the financial support of TESOL. It is valued at up to $4,000 per year.

The award is open to:

  1. Educators promoting health education instruction that meets the needs of English language learners, their family members, and their communities
  2. Material writers developing  health education materials designed to meet the needs of, and be available to, a wide range of people
  3. Organizations willing to sponsor or co-sponsor activities dedicated to health education in the English language community
Application Criteria for the Health Education Award

Applicants will be evaluated according to the following criteria:

  1. Personal/professional reasons and goals for promoting health education
  2. Background and professional qualifications for carrying out the project
  3. Degree of collaboration with organizations and agencies to advance these goals
  4. Extent to which the information from the project will reach a wide range of people in the local community/province/country
  5. Preference will be given to applicants who are BC TEAL members in good standing at the time of application
Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. A completed application form. Click here to download the Health Education Award Application Form
  2. A complete description of the goals and rationale for the project and use of funds
  3. A timeline for completion
  4. A budget specifying anticipated expenses
  5. A review of research or a record of practical experience to support the project or use of funds
  6. Reference letters from related agencies or potential beneficiaries of the project or use of funds
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: Health Education Award
#206 – 640 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G4