​Oklahoma Foreign Language Teachers' association

Outstanding Student Certificates

The OFLTA acknowledges the hard work and dedication of our member's students through the Certificate of Commendation for Outstanding Work in Foreign Language Study

Criteria:

  • Teacher is a current member in good standing with OFLTA
  • Nominee(s) must have studied the same foreign language for at least three years, or be currently enrolled in the third or fourth year.
  • The nominee(s) must have maintained a least a B+ or 3.3 average on a 4.0 scale in these language courses


Students who go on to study a fourth/fifth year of the same language and meet the grade point requirements may be nominated to receive another certificate for the fourth/fifth year as well. The nominating teacher shall fill out the official OFLTA nomination form and mail/email it to the OFLTA Executive Board by March 1st. The nominating teacher may nominate as many students as qualify for the certificate. Certificates will be returned to the nominating teacher for completion and distribution

Teacher Scholarship

The OFLTA Executive Board may choose to award a monetary scholarship (not to exceed $500) to an OFLTA member to participate in an intensive language and/or culture program. The funds cannot be used simply for travel. (Exception: if the applicant has been accepted and has been funded from other sources to attend an intensive session, but lacks the means to travel to and from the location)

In the event a recipient is unable to carry out the intensive program for the summer awarded, the scholarship money must be returned to OFLTA. Applicants will be notified in writing by March 15th.

Requirements:

  • Current member of OFLTA and may apply starting with the 3rd consecutive year of membership
  • Furnish documentation to satisfactorily establish that:
    • the use of the scholarship funds will not duplicate previous training
    • there is a financial need
    • there is an imminent need for the new skills (i.e. letter from an administrator saying that the applicant will be assigned to teach in the area for the upcoming academic year)
  • The primary use of the scholarship money shall be for expenses incurred in an intensive language and/or culture program.  
  • Submit a detailed plan of action and study (name of the institution, program cost, number of hours (for credit or non-credit, if applicable), appropriate dates, places, times and other schedules as necessary in order for the Executive Board to make an intelligent judgment.
  • Submit a written summary of the program to the OFLTA Executive Board, and present and oral report or workshop to the general membership at the OFLTA annual conference
  • Submit application and documentation by February 1st


Current Executive Board members are not eligible for this scholarship.

Conference Scholarship

The OFLTA Executive Board may choose to award a monetary scholarship (not to exceed $500) to an OFLTA member to attend a regional or national conference that is sponsored by a professional language organization. In the event a recipient is unable to attend the conference, the scholarship money must be returned to OFLTA. 

Applicants will be notified in writing by March 15th.

Requirements:
Current member of OFLTA and may apply starting with the 3rd consecutive year of membership
Must submit a description of the conference
Must submit a detailed list of estimated expenses
Must also request financial assistance from current school/university and give written proof of such request to OFLTA (submitted with application)
Write a summary of the experience and submit it to the Executive Board 
Must either present an oral report or a workshop session to the general membership at an OFLTA conference.
Submit application by February 1st​

Current Executive Board members are not eligible for this scholarship.

Nancy Boles Memorial Student Scholarship

This scholarship was founded in honor of Nancy Boles. Nancy Boles was a language major at OSU and faithfully attended OFLTA conferences as a college student when she suddenly passed away. This scholarship was established in her name to help other college students attend OFLTA’s professional development opportunities.


Requirements:

  • Must be a Student-Member of OFLTA in good standing
  • Must apply for the scholarship during the conference registration period 
  • Can self-nominate
  • Submit an online application


OFLTA Scholarships