International Dyslexia Association – Georgia announced that they will be expanding their Teacher Training Scholarship Program in 2019.
According to the press release, IDA-GA will going to award scholarships four times a year. The first application deadline is Jan. 1 for Georgia teachers and administrators to apply for approved structured literacy teacher training. Awards for which will be decided by February 28. After Jan. 1, Aspirants can also apply for more scholarships to be awarded on March 1, June 1 and September 1.
As per the general guidelines, Scholarship funds may be used for materials and/or course fees. Applicants are eligible for scholarships up to 50% of the cost of the course to a maximum of $500. Awards will be paid once proof of enrollment and payment is received, and scholarships must be used within one year of being granted. Scholarships in this program are not intended for use for attendance to conferences. Those awards will be found under the respective conference themselves.
IDA-GA mentioned that the preference will be given to those candidates who have a history of successfully taking courses in an approved structured literacy methodology or other professional training. Applicants that can provide details as to how they will apply the learnings of the course within their classroom, and/or are teaching in an underserved school or district where application of structured literacy methodologies are not widely practiced will also be preferred. Details and how to apply: http://ga.dyslexiaida.org/scholarship-applications-for-teachers-and-administrators/
In addition, IDA-GA is investing in Georgia with a new Grant Giving Program. In 2019, IDA-GA will be awarding grants to qualified applicants on March 1 and September 1. The grants can be up to $10,000 each and will be awarded to programs that further training of teachers and/or expand public awareness of dyslexia. Details and how to apply: https://ga.dyslexiaida.org/grant-applications/