Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey

TESOL/TFL Scholarship Fund

Heather Kokesch, MATESOL '10 (at far right) teaching English in the Philippines during her Peace Corps service.

Join us in celebrating 30 years of excellence by making a gift to the TESOL/TFL Scholarship Fund.

Scholarship funds are not only important but vital for those planning a career in teaching. We could not think of a more appropriate way to launch the next 30 years and to continue attracting the best students to our program, than by creating a scholarship fund to be supported by our alumni and friends.

Call to Action

As a recognized leader in the field of language education, the Institute produces some of the most talented teachers in the world. If all 1,800 alumni from our teaching programs made a gift of $30, we would raise more than $54,000 for the scholarship fund—funds that will directly support future teachers through financial aid.

Now we are calling on all alumni, faculty, staff, and friends to make this experience available to more students by contributing to the TESOL/TFL Scholarship Fund.

How You Can Help

You can participate by making a gift of $30 or more in honor of the 30th anniversary of the TESOL program. We also encourage monthly giving of $30 or more for one year to support the fund all year long.

It's quick and easy to make a gift with our secure giving form online. Be sure to select "TESOL TFL Scholarship Fund" in the Direct Your Gift section. You can also mail a check (payable to the Middlebury Institute of International Studies) or cash to:

Middlebury Institute of International Studies
c/o Gift Administration
Middlebury College
5 Court Street
Middlebury, VT 05753-6014

For more information about the TESOL/TFL Scholarship Fund and/or making a gift, please contact the Advancement Office at 831.647.3545 or scoly@miis.edu.

Have you heard?

In December, alumna Christine Pearson Casanave ’77, made a gift to create the first scholarship to support international students pursuing a TESOL degree. This is the first TESOL scholarship established by an alumna.

TESOL faculty pose for a photo in 1989 during the early years of the program. From left to right: Ruth Larimer, Peter Shaw, Lynn Goldstein, Leo van Lier, and Kathi Bailey.

Christine is a skilled educator who has one of earliest associations with the Institute TESOL program. After directing the ESL program at MIIS for two years, she and colleague Sandra Schachter designed the MA TESOL program that was instituted in 1981. She even helped hire Professor Kathi Bailey a year later, to whom she attributes much of the TESOL program’s success.

Christine’s gift to establish a TESOL scholarship fund comes at a special time in the history of the TESOL program, as this year marks the 30th anniversary of the program.