Grants & Scholarships
Grants and scholarships provide financial assistance for training, professional development, and other early literacy efforts
National Conference Professional Development Grants
The Reading Recovery Council of North America is pleased to announce the availability of professional development grants for attendance to the 2018 National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference to be held February 17-20, 2018, in Columbus, Ohio. The value of each grant is $1,000. All grants will be awarded through a national competition administered by the Reading Recovery Council of North America, Inc. The purpose of the grant is to help fund Conference and Preconference registration, travel, hotel, and per diem expenses associated with attending the Conference. All applications become the property of RRCNA and will not be returned. See application for details. Deadline to apply is Oct. 16, 2017.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT GRANT SPONSORS
Tenyo Family Foundation is offering 12 National Conference grants. Founded by the late Sophie Tenyo, the foundation supports charitable, religious, scientific, literary, and educational endeavors for the public welfare and well-being of mankind.
KEEP BOOKS is funding 2 Conference grants. KEEP BOOKS is designed as a school/home program that addresses the need for inexpensive but interesting books for young children to read at home.
SongLake Books hand selects and organizes books from a variety of companies into leveled book sets for guided reading and Reading Recovery. Collections include a wide variety of fiction and nonfiction genres, are culturally diverse and gender fair, and especially target at-risk readers.
RR (Reading Reading) Books offers a variety of fiction and nonfiction leveled books specifically designed for beginning readers with a goal of providing quality, affordable books for young children.
Blueberry Hill Books were written by a certified Reading Recovery teacher and carefully designed to enhance a child’s strategic thinking and develop comprehension skills. Recurring characters inhabit stories filled with humor and excitement in the leveled storybooks.
Debby Wood Professional Development Grant was established in memory of Debby Wood, teacher leader in Prince George’s County, MD. Debby received an RRCNA grant to attend the National Conference and always looked forward to the excellent professional development. Priority given to Maryland applicants.
Teacher Leader Professional Development Grants will be funded by the generosity of trainers and teacher leaders during the 2017 Teacher Leader Institute. The Bring Your Bling Silent Auction at this year’s TLI raised funds for 2 teacher leader grants.
Minnesota Professional Development Grant was established in memory of Reading Recovery teacher leader Diane Holum. This award honors her commitment and passion for literacy and learning. Available to Minnesota residents only.
NEW! Rose Mary Estice Memorial Fund was established in memory of Rose Mary Estice, one of the original Reading Recovery teachers trained at The Ohio State University in 1984-85. An ardent supporter, Rose Mary provided leadership during the early days of RRCNA and continued to serve in many capacities throughout her career. One grant will be awarded with priority given to Ohio applicants.
Geri Stone Memorial Fund Grants and Scholarships
The Reading Recovery Council of Michigan, family members, and friends established The Geri Stone Memorial Fund to remember the leadership of Geri Stone who passed away in 2002. Geri Stone was one of Michigan’s first Reading Recovery teachers and served as Reading Recovery teacher leader for the Livonia, Farmington, and Utica Public School Systems. Mrs. Stone was an active leader and a major advocate for Reading Recovery. She chaired the first Michigan Reading Recovery Institute and was instrumental in forming the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan. Each year, funds are donated to The Geri Stone Memorial Fund to provide scholarships and awards in her memory. Applications for this national competition will be reviewed and selected by a committee representing the Stone family, RRCNA, and the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan.
2017-18 Teacher Leader Training Scholarships
The Reading Recovery Council of North America is pleased to announce recipients of three $15,000 scholarships to train teacher leaders during the 2017-18 training year. Funds were generously provided by Hameray Publishing Group/Yuen Family Foundation, Pioneer Valley Books, and MaryRuth Books, all longtime supporters and advocates of Reading Recovery. In addition to supporting the teacher leader training, the scholarships offer recipients their choice of $1,000 worth of the publisher’s books.
Teacher Leader Training Scholarships are awarded to school districts that have demonstrated a commitment to Reading Recovery and selected a suitable teacher leader candidate. The scholarships provide support for the initial training of teacher leaders, which consists of a full time, one-year postgraduate course conducted at Reading Recovery training centers in the U.S. and Canada. Teacher leaders train and coach Reading Recovery teachers in their districts and teach first-grade children who struggle in learning to read and write.
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.