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Gundi Ressin Scholarship

The TNTESOL Gundi Ressin Memorial Scholarship was established by the TNTESOL Board of Directors to provide funds to affiliate members to support their continuing commitment to the teaching of English to speakers of other languages in the following areas:
  • Special Instructional Project
  • Educational Opportunity
  • Professional Development
The Gundi funds are provided by a yearly amount in the TNTESOL budget and through contributions from members and friends in Gundi's memory. Five (5) Gundi Ressin Scholarships will be awarded on a yearly basis. There is no deadline for applying. Donations are accepted to the Gundi Fund year-round when registering for the annual TNTESOL conference or through the Donations link on our website.

TNTESOL members may apply for a Gundi Fund award by completing the application form. All applications must be submitted electronically to
. In addition, award recipients must submit an article to the TNTESOL newsletter. Before applying, carefully review the criteria for eligibility. Applications must be received two (2) months prior to event deadline in order to be considered for the award. Applicants will be notified within four (4) weeks of application submission.

Criteria for Eligibility
  • Applicant must be a member of TNTESOL for a minimum of 1 year to be eligible.
  • Application must reflect the immediate impact provided to the English language learning community
  • Tuition for degree-seeking students will not be considered for this scholarship
  • Recipient must agree to submit an article for publication in the TNTESOL newsletter. Article submission deadline will be provided once scholarship has been awarded.
Guidelines for Applying
  • Requested scholarship amount may not exceed $400
  • Application must be completed in electronic format and submitted to the email address provided above
  • Application must address one of  the following areas: Special Instructional Project, Educational Opportunity, or Professional Development. **Please note that conference-related travel expenses are NOT eligible for this award.**
  • All sections of the application must be completed in order to be considered for this award. 
  • Part I: Demographics 
  • Part 2: Application Type

Using the following document, please submit your application. 

Thank you for interest in this scholarship.

TNTESOL First Vice President

Previous Recipients by Fiscal Year

2015-2016 - Joseph Whinery
2014-15 - Jill Winiger, Elizabeth Corbett
2013-14 - Jonathan Murray, Lori Likins, Jane Russell
2012-13 Paula Escobar, Dr. Patricia Davis-Wiley, Elizabeth Corbett
2011–12 Molly Martin, Lee Anne Bauer, Tiffany Wilson-Mobley
2009–10 Dr. Beverly Hearn
2000-01 – Robert G. Byrd
1999-00 – Larry Udry, Tom Johnson, Gabriela Kleckova, Judy Cleek
1998-99 – Nicola Turner, Robert Hutchens, Janet Turner, Shelley Archuleta
1997-98 – Margi Wald

1996-97 (no grants awarded)
1995-96 (no grants awarded)
1994-95 (no grants awarded)
1993-94 (no grants awarded)
1992-93 (no grants awarded)
1991-92 – Claire Skidmore
1990-01 – Fran Jarrat, Ron Metzler, Linda Roth
1989-90 – Robin Owens, Zeng Meili
1988-89 – Merikay Waldvogel
1987-88 – Zheng Ming Gong
1986-87 – Frances Clark, Ron Metzler
1985-86 – (no grants awarded)
1984-85 – Doris Fortner, first recipient
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