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Additional Scholarship Opportunities


For some high school seniors, winter is a busy season of applying to colleges. Yet many students also face substantial challenges in continuing their education after high school. Are you familiar with scholarships that can assist English learners with financing a college education?

English learners are a diverse group, and not all EL students will be eligible for the scholarships below. However, these are some of the largest and best-known programs that can provide opportunities to change students’ lives:

Coca-Cola Scholars Scholarship

  • 150 Coca-Cola Scholars are selected each year to receive this $20,000 scholarship.
  • High school seniors with a minimum 3.0 unweighted GPA may apply online in August of their senior year until the October 31 deadline.

Gates Millennium Scholars Program and The Gates Scholarship

  • Gates Millennium Scholars Program supports the cost of education by covering unmet need and self-help aid for outstanding minority students with significant financial need. Founded in 1999, this program is scheduled to conclude in 2019.
  • The Gates Scholarship is a full college scholarship for Pell-eligible, minority, high school seniors. Scholarship recipients will support each other through technology-enabled communication. The first awards will be disbursed in 2018.

GE-Reagan Foundation Scholarships

  • Recipients are awarded a $10,000 scholarship renewable for up to an additional three years (up to $40,000 total per recipient).
  • Scholarships recipients are U.S. citizens who “demonstrate exemplary leadership, drive, integrity, and citizenship.”

Goizueta Foundation Scholarship

  • Every year, 25-26 Goizueta Scholars of Hispanic/Latino origin attending Georgia State University receive $10,000 per year toward college, or a full scholarship with housing and stipend, depending on the type of award.

Jack Kent Cook Foundation College Scholarship Program

  • 30-40 students with financial need receive up to $40,000 per year (up to four years) to pursue any area of study at a four-year institution

Questbridge

  • Through the National College Match application, Questbridge helps “outstanding low-income high school seniors gain admission and full four-year scholarships to some of the nation's most selective colleges.”
  • In a unique model, Questbridge empowers youth to apply to highly selective colleges but does not supply the scholarship funds – instead, funding comes from the colleges themselves.

Western Union Scholars Program

  • WU Scholars receive $2,500 toward tuition or school fees for a degree program in STEM or business.


Recommended KYTESOL Links

  • JCPS resources in various languages (click on English as a Second Language on the left margin)
    • A great resource for ESL educators: Masters in ESL.   According to the US Dept. of Education, 30 states have declared a teacher shortage in ESL/TESOL - This website may help make a bit of a difference.
    • Check out Dr. Broady's website for a whole slew of ESL resources. Here are just some of the categories:

          *Academic Writing Skills
          *Adult ESL Issues
          *Book Reviews
          *Books & Materials
          *Cultural Resources
          *Cultural Resources USA
          *Diversity Issues
          *ESL Teachers You Tube Videos Informing About Heritage Cultures
          *Fun culture stuff
          *Migrant Issues
          *Music
          *National Clearinghouse
          *Refugee Issues
          *Research/Theory Stuff
          *RTI
          *School/Home Connection
          *WIDA

    • Kentucky World Language Association, an organization with whom we share much in common


Undergraduate TESOL, Graduate TESOL, & ESL Certificate Endorsement Programs in Kentucky


ESL Resources and Links

Search Engines:
www.google.com
www.dogpile.com
www.ask.com
www.eduhound.com
www.yahoo.com
www.excite.com
www.infoseek.com
www.kidsclick.com
www.yahooligans.yahoo.com

ESL Sites:

Colorin Colorado, a bilingual site for families and educators of ELLs

Karin’s ESL PartyLand: 
http://www.eslpartyland.com

EnglishPage: 
http://www.englishpage.com

Teacher Tube: www.teachertube.com

Voice of America:

http://www.voanews.com/

English as a Second Language (Ron C. Lee, Ph.D.)

http://www.rong-chang.com/

The English Club:

http://www.englishclub.com/webguide/ESL_Web_Sites/

Center for Applied Linguistics ESL Websites List

http://www.alri.org/litlist/esolwebsites.html

ESL Publisher Links:
Alta ESL

www.altaesl.com

Cambridge University Press ELT

http://www.cambridge.org/us/esl/?site_locale=en_US

Hampton-Brown

www.hampton-brown.com

Michigan Press ESL/ELT

http://www.press.umich.edu/esl/

Oxford University Press (ESL)

http://www.oup.com/us/catalog/general/subject/EnglishLanguageLearningESL/?view=usa

Pearson Longman ELT

http://www.longmanhomeusa.com/

Key Pals:
www.epals.com
www.bconnex.net/~kidworld/keypals4.htm

Reading:
http://eduplace.com/edugames.html

http://www.enchantedlearning.com/devices/ships/titanic/cloze.shtml
www.teacher.scholastic.com


www.teenink.com

Writing:
www.essaypunch.com


http://www.tengrrl.com/tens/006.shtml


http://www.harcourtschool.com/activity/trophies/ideasforwriters/
gr4/ideas_narratives_pre/ideas_narratives.html


http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/writing/personal.htm


http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/kburke/
tips_for_writing_a_personal_narr.htm


http://www.iss.k12.nc.us/writing/sample_p.htm


http://teachers.sduhsd.k12.ca.us/kburke/
personal writing examples.htm


http://www.fleming.k12.ky.us/fes/teachers/tjohnson/
personal_narratives.htm

Speech:
http://www.apple.com/macosx/jaguar/speech.html

Listening:
www.freeplaymusic.com

http://www.americanradioworks.org/features/daysofinfamy/
patriotism.html

Vocabulary:
http://www.buddyproject.org/resources/family/jeopbuddy.asp


www.puzzlemaker.com

 
http://teachershub.com/teaching/teaching.cfm


http://middleschoolhub.org/school/school.cfm

Translation:
www.translation2paralink.com


www.freetranslation.com/


world.altavista.com/

Lesson Plans:
www.buddyproject.org


http://www.tcet.unt.edu/START/index.htm

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/teach4a.html

www.education-world.com

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/activities.html

http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/studentform.html
References for Yahooligans website lesson
http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/tg/biblio.html

http://www.education-world.com/a_tech/tech161.shtml

www.teach-nology.com

Rubrics:

www.rubistar.4teachers.org/

Rubistar: Create free, customizable rubrics for any classroom activity.  Choose from a variety of existing rubrics or create your own. Enter class scores and analyze your class's performance.

www.teach-nology.com/web_tools/rubrics/ 
Teach-nology: Choose from a variety of free existing rubrics or join as a member for a low yearly subscription fee and create customizable rubrics.

http://edweb.sdsu.edu/webquest/rubrics/weblessons.htm

Rubrics for Web Lessons: Discover the purpose of rubrics and their role in authentic assessment.
www.ncsu.edu/midlink/ho.html

MidLink Magazine Teacher Tools - Rubrics and Evaluation Resources: Choose from a variety of existing rubrics or use a template to create your own customized rubric.
www.sdcoe.k12.ca.us/score/actbank/trubrics.htm
SCORE (Schools of California Online Resources for Education) - Rubrics: Choose from a variety of existing rubrics.

Worksheet Generator:
http://school.discovery.com/teachingtools/worksheetgenerator/


http://teachershub.com/teaching/teaching.cfm

Learning Games:
http://eduplace.com/edugames.html


www.funbrain.com


http://yahooligans.yahoo.com/

Homework Help:
http://kidshub.org/kids/kids.cfm


www.factmonster.com


http://middleschoolhub.org/school/school.cfm
Content:

Learn Spanish

Developmental Math Links

Graphic Organizers:
http://www.eduplace.com/graphicorganizer/index.html

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