IATE annually issues a call for applications for its minority scholarship awards to chairs of recognized language arts teacher-education programs in Illinois colleges and universities. Applications, which must include a sample of student writing, a student essay, a recommendation from a professor, and a cover sheet, will be accepted beginning in May of the current year. Applications must be mailed to Janice Neuleib, Executive Secretary of IATE, and will be accepted no later than September of the current year.
Illinois State University
Campus Box 4240
Normal, IL 61790-4240.
The Illinois Association of Teachers of English is committed to recruiting minority* language arts teachers, for both humanitarian and practical purposes. To meet that commitment, IATE reserves $1000 each year for one scholarship as designated by the Minority Scholarship Committee, a subcommittee of the Minority Affairs Committee.
The Minority Scholarship Committee will send out a call for applications to the chairs of public, recognized language arts teacher-education programs in Illinois colleges and universities in the spring. A follow-up call will be made in August.
After applications are received, the Minority Scholarship Committee will judge the applications, issue an invitation to the winner to attend the fall conference when the award will be given, and assist the winner in making arrangements to attend the conference. When at all possible, the winner will be escorted by an IATE member.
In addition to the cash award, winners will also receive a complimentary one-year membership in IATE, free registration for the conference, luncheon and banquet tickets, lodging and mileage (if an escort cannot be secured).