Graduate Scholar Award

AILACTE is pleased to announce that we are seeking outstanding graduate student scholars to apply for the AILACTE Graduate Scholar Award. Recipients must be enrolled, at least half time as a graduate student in an AILACTE member school. The $1000 award is designed to enhance the professional development of the recipient and can be used for professional travel, support for professional work or research.  Again, we particularly seek research, new or already underway, that demonstrates addresses aspects of the AILACTE Mission.  We also continue to encourage research on the Qualities of Excellence (Liberal Arts, Moral Dimensions, Partnerships, and Global/Inclusivity).

Qualifications: Applicants must be enrolled as a graduate, at least one half- time, at an AILACTE member institution. Applicants also need to demonstrate a desire to be involved in working on issues related to the unique mission of the association, to present a summary of the project in an AILACTE publication, to make a presentation at an AILACTE meeting, and submit the research as an article to an appropriate refereed journal.

Application Process: Applicants need to submit the following information.

  1. A letter that includes information regarding the applicant's commitment to the mission of AILACTE and in the desired research focus of the award. Three letters of support from colleagues, (1) from a dean, department chair, or other appropriate supervisor,(2)  a graduate faculty mentor or graduate faculty advisor, and (3) a graduate level faculty member.

  2. A three to four page description of the research project that includes: (a) a statement explaining how the project relates to the research focus stated above; (b) a statement explaining how the project will be conducted;(c) a timeline; and, (d) a statement of possible outcomes, including submission of the work for public engagement, i.e. publication, presentation, etc.

  3. A current curriculum vitae.

When an award is made, the recipient will be asked to submit a statement that describes how the $1000 award will be used to enhance her or his professional development and graduate school experience. 

The award recipient is invited to attend the AILACTE Annual Meeting.  Recipients will be awarded up to $500 for travel expenses to the 2018 AILACTE Annual Meeting. 

Please examine the Graduate Scholar Award Rubric prior to submitting your application.

Please send applications  by November 15 to Jennie Carr 

Jennie Carr                                                   
Teacher Education Program                       
Bridgewater College                                                                                                          

You will receive confirmation of application. 

Recipients will be notified of their selection by December 15th

Congratulations to Kirsten Koetje, Seattle Pacific University AILACTE's 2017 Graduate Scholar Award recipient.

Recipients of the AILACTE Graduate Scholar Award:

2017: Kirsten Koetje, Seattle Pacific University
2016:  Joonkil Ahn, Carson-Newman University
2014: Harmeilia Anggit Adiastuti, Calvin College
2011: Kenneth Whaley, Mercer University