Grants & Scholarships
Grants and scholarships provide financial assistance for training, professional development, and other early literacy efforts
2017-2018 Teacher Leader Training Scholarships
The Reading Recovery Council of North America is pleased to announce three $15,000 teacher leader training scholarships for the 2017-2018 training year. Funds were provided by the Hameray Publishing Group/Yuen Family Foundation, MaryRuth Books, and Pioneer Valley Books. The purpose of the scholarship is to provide support for the initial training of teacher leaders, which consists of a full time, one-year postgraduate course conducted by one of the Reading Recovery university training centers.
National Conference Professional Development Grants
National Conference professional development grants help underwrite expenses for the National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference registration fees, travel, hotel and per diem expenses associated with attending the conference.
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 to “ensure that children who struggle in learning to read and write gain the skills for a literate and productive future.”
Awards in the amount of $500 – $750 can help fund
- Training of new Reading Recovery teachers, teacher leaders, or university trainers
- Professional development for Reading Recovery teachers
- National Reading Recovery & K-6 Literacy Conference attendance
- Reading Recovery Council of Michigan Institute attendance
- Reading Recovery teachers and/or administrators who need assistance with early literacy advocacy, research, and evaluation
- Innovative applications will receive special consideration
The Geri Stone Memorial Grants & Scholarships Program is a national competition. Applications will be reviewed and selected by a committee representing the Stone family, RRCNA, and the Reading Recovery Council of Michigan. Favorable consideration will be given to those who have a compelling purpose or need, demonstrate a deep commitment to furthering Reading Recovery, and can document the activities or outcomes associated with the scholarship.
Awards will be announced by RRCNA and during the Michigan Reading Recovery Institute each year.
How to Apply
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.
Donate to the Reading Recovery Fund
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Teacher Leader Training Scholarship Recipients
Hameray Publishing Group and the Yuen Family Foundation
The recipients are (left) Susanne Elvington, Marion County School District, Marion, SC, training at Clemson University, and (right) Elva Maldonado-Gonzales, Deer Park ISD, Deer Park, TX, training at Texas Woman’s University with donor Ray Yuen
The recipient is Leigh Turmel, Spartanburg District 7, Spartanburg, SC, training at Clemson University with donor Craig Urmston
Conference Grant Recipients
The recipient is (left) Melissa Wilde, York Region District School Board, Newmarket, Ontario, Canada, training at the Canadian Institute of Reading Recovery (CIRR) Central Division with donor Mia Coulton
Reading Reading Books, LLC
The recipient is Terri Lawlis, Deer Park ISD, Deer Park, TX with donor Matt Bonnell
The recipients are (left) Jaime Dawson, Spartanburg School District Three, Spartanburg, SC, and (right) Lisa Silva, Beaufort County Schools, Chocowinity, NC with donor Marsha Levering
Minnesota Professional Development Grant
The recipient is Lizabeth Kyser, Roseville Area Schools ISD 623, Maplewood, MN with donor representative Teresa Douglas
Dr. Julie Olson Literacy
Two $1,000 grants were awarded to Michelle Fiedler, Eagan, MN, and Anne Reed, Rosemount, MN with donor representative Teresa Douglas
The recipient is Elizabeth Scully, Niagara Wheatfield School District, Sanborn, NY with donor Sarah English
Tenyo Family Foundation
The recipients are (left to right) Julie Sardo, Sarasota County Schools, North Port, FL, Debbie Baker, Woodford County School District, Versailles, KY, Jenny Leroux, Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan ISD 196, Apple Valley, MN, Karen Barbour, Evanston/Skokie School District #65, Evanston, IL, (seated) Molly Hollister, Jefferson County Public Schools, Louisville, KY, Kelly Vangel, Lapeer Community Schools, Lapeer, MI, Laura Hutchison, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Madison, TN, Regina Sudderth, Metro Nashville Public Schools, Nashville, TN, and Pamela Slone, Johnson County Schools, Paintsville, KY
Geri Stone Memorial Fund Grants and Scholarships
The recipients include Molly Larkin, Cook County School District 130, Blue Island, IL, Joanne LeBlanc, Genesee ISD, Flint, MI, Christine Miller, Walled Lake CSD, Walled Lake, MI, and Melissa Wood and Holly Karram, Genesee School District, Genesee, MI
Debby Wood Professional Development Grant
The recipient is Tiffany Garner, Prince George’s County, Capitol Heights, MD