2021 BEAM Future of Education Scholarship Guidelines

The Bilingual Education Association of the Metroplex (BEAM) invites future educators to participate in our annual Future of Education Scholarship contest.

THE DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSION IS: February 14, 2021

AWARDS

The Bilingual Education Association of the Metroplex (BEAM) awards a minimum of four $1,000 scholarships to undergraduate or graduate students majoring in the field. Eligibility requirements are listed below.
 

ELIGIBILITY

Undergraduate Scholarship

  • High School Senior - Must have been in a Bilingual or ESL program at one time and majoring in education with a focus in bilingual or ESL.

  • Paraprofessional - Must be working as a teacher aide in a Bilingual or ESL classroom and pursuing a degree in education with a focus in Bilingual or ESL.

  • University Undergraduate Student – Must be an undergraduate education major with a focus in bilingual or ESL.

 

Graduate Scholarship

  • Teacher - Must be working as a teacher in a Bilingual-ESL classroom/campus and pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree in education or administration.

  • Campus or District Administrator - Must be working as a campus/district administrator and pursuing a graduate or doctoral degree in education or administration.

Additional Requirements:

  • Applicants must be from a Dallas/ Fort Worth Metroplex BEAM participating district or university.

  • When several candidates meet the criteria, PRIORITY will be given to students majoring in bilingual or ESL education, active in BESO, those in greater financial need, and those who have not previously received the award.

  • Award winners will be notified by March 15, 2021. If selected for the scholarship award, you must be present to receive scholarship on April 3, 2021 at the BEAM Symposium.

SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS   

All entries must be submitted by February 14, 2021 11:59 PM CST

Part I. Application Information Form

The 2021 BEAM Scholarship Application form must be completed.  

This is where all documents will be submitted. 

Part II. Essay

Write one essay that addresses the following questions:

1: How will your degree help you achieve your goals and further the goals of the BEAM organization? 

2: Describe your most meaningful achievements and how they relate to your field of study and future goals? 

3: Why do you believe bilingual education is important for children and the future of Texas?

***1,000 word limit***

 

Part III. Recommendation Letter

A letter of reference must be submitted from a professor, college university official, or supervisor. The letter of reference must include the title, address, email, and telephone number of the person making the recommendation. A copy of letter will be acceptable.


Part IV. High School/University Transcript or University Letter of Acceptance

A. Submit a COPY of your current transcript (unofficial accepted

The transcript should reflect:

  • Current courses

  • Numerical grades (high school) or (Letter grades for university or college)

  • Most recent state assessment scores (high school)

  • Credits earned as of Fall 2020 with a minimum GPA of 3.0 at time of submission.

**If any of this information is missing, ask your counselor how you can obtain this information**

OR


B. Submit a COPY of your LETTER OF ACCEPTANCE

Applicant must have recently applied or have been accepted to an accredited college or university, including two-year colleges. Award will be issued upon proof of enrollment.

Part V. Headshot Photo


PLEASE NOTE:

  • Any applications received after the deadline will be disqualified.

  • Any application missing any information will be disqualified.

SYMPOSIUM AWARDS

Winners will have their picture printed in the Symposium Program and be acknowledged at the BEAM Symposium on April 3, 2021.

  • Copyright: All essays become the property of BEAM and will not be returned. BEAM reserves the right to publish all essays.

  • Judging: A panel of judges will select the winners in each category. BEAM Board reserves the right to bestow or not to bestow the award for each category.

  • Deadline: All entries must be received by February 14, 2021 11:59 PM CST. Contest entries need to be submitted by the teacher. Applicants will be notified by March 15th, 2021. Entries from students from all language backgrounds are encouraged.

  • Eligibility Disclaimer: BEAM committee members and their family members are not eligible to enter the contest. Family members of committee members include siblings, parents, significant others, children, grandchildren, and grandparents. Additionally, students of committee members, or students of family members of committee members, are not eligible to enter the contest.

 

Questions/Support

If you have any questions, please contact Eber Perla, support@beamdfw.org

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