Award Scholarship

Mary Ashworth Scholarship

Application Deadline

The deadline for the Mary Ashworth Scholarship is November 1st of each year. Successful applicants will be notified within six weeks of the application deadline.


The Mary Ashworth Scholarship was established by BC TEAL in 1988 on the occasion of Mary Ashworth’s retirement from the University of British Columbia. The scholarship honours her outstanding contributions to BC TEAL and the English language profession in Canada.

The Mary Ashworth Scholarship 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. English language teaching experience and service to the English language professional community
  2. Membership in good standing of BC TEAL at the time of application
Application Requirements

Applicants are required to submit:

  1. A completed application form. Click here to download the Mary Ashworth Scholarship Application Form
  2. A curriculum vitae specifying experience in the English language profession and current university program of study at UBC
  3. A letter describing the benefits of attending a provincial, national or international conference
  4. Two letters of reference attesting to the value of receiving the scholarship in terms of the applicant’s studies and professional development
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: Mary Ashworth Scholarship
#206 – 640 West Broadway
Vancouver, BC V5Z 1G4