To: All Educators and Administrators within NWAEA

From: Sherri Anderson, NWAEA Consultant for English Language Learners

Subject: ESL Endorsement Scholarship Application

Dear Educators and Administrators:

Northwest AEA is offering two ESL Endorsement Scholarships to help assist and
encourage teachers in acquiring their ESL endorsement. An ESL endorsement
requires 18 hours (six classes) of graduate endorsement courses. Applicants
will be selected according to the following criteria: (1) Teaching in a high need
district or building and/or in a district serving ELLS with no ESL endorsed teacher;
(2) Commitment to enroll for the 2013 Fall semester and complete the entire
endorsement in 2 ½ years; (3) Currently teaching in a school district within
Northwest AEA; 4) Having a minimum of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum
cumulative grade point average of 3.0; 5) Teaching in a classroom and holding a
valid Iowa teaching license; 6) Application is received on or before May 31,

If you are interested in applying for this scholarship please return the attached
application form, a copy of your official transcripts, and a copy of your Iowa
Educator License to Sherri Anderson, Northwest AEA Consultant for English
Language Learners via van mail at Northwest AEA Cherokee Office #137, by email
at, or U.S. Postal mail to Sherri Anderson, Northwest AEA
Cherokee Service Center, 2020 Highway 3 Bypass, P.O. Box 202, Cherokee, IA 51012.

View a list of options of where to obtain the ESL Endorsement here.

Applicant selections and announcements will be made during the month of June.