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Application process

All scholarships will be awarded through national competitions administered by RRCNA.


Completed applications must be submitted by the posted deadline date. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

All applications become the property of RRCNA and will not be returned.

Photos of scholarship and grant recipients at the 2014 National Conference


Donate to the Reading Recovery Fund

Your tax-deductible gift will help to bring one of the most successful international reading and writing interventions to struggling readers across North America. It's also a great way to celebrate special people or occasions.


Grants and scholarships provide financial assistance for training, professional development, and other literacy efforts.

Teacher Leader Training Scholarships
Funding for the 2014-2015 training year is made possible by generous donations from Hameray Publishing Group/Yuen Family Foundation and Pioneer Valley Books.

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The deadline for accepting applications was May 30. Thank you.

The purpose of the Teacher Leader Training Scholarship is to provide support for the initial training of teacher leaders, which consists of a full time, one year postgraduate course at one of the Reading Recovery university training centers. School districts located in the United States are eligible to apply for the scholarship. Please note: School districts training teacher leaders with i3 grant funds are not eligible to apply.  

  • Application materials must be emailed as one combined PDF file no later than May 30.
  • Late entries will not be considered.
  • All applications become the property of RRCNA and will not be returned.
  • Teacher leader applicants must be members of RRCNA.

These scholarships are administered and judged by the Reading Recovery Council of North America using the following criteria:

  • Academic and economic need
  • District planning, commitment, and support of Reading Recovery
  • Reading Recovery’s fit with the district/site’s comprehensive literacy plans
  • Qualifications and leadership potential of teacher leader candidate
  • Trainer recommendation
*For the Pioneer Valley scholarship, preference will be given to Florida district applications.

Geri Stone Memorial Fund Grants and Scholarships

The Geri Stone Memorial Fund was established by The Reading Recovery Council of Michigan, family members, and friends to remember the leadership of Geri Stone. Geri was an active leader and a major advocate for Reading Recovery and this fund provides financial awards to help continue her work and RRCNA’s mission "we open doors to a literate future for children who initially struggle in learning to read and write." Application will be posted here by July 15, with a submission deadline of September 15.

National Conference Professional Development Grants

Grants help underwrite expenses for the National Reading Recovery & K-6 Classroom Literacy Conference registration fees, travel, hotel and per diem expenses associated with attending the conference. Eighteen grants of $1,000 each were awarded for the 2014 conference. Application will be posted here by August 15, with a submission deadline of October 15.

Please contact the development department or call 614-310-7330 with any questions.