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Florida Foreign 
Language Association

Scholar/Student of the Year Awards


APPLICATIONS DUE: May 31st, 2017

The Florida Foreign Language Association, Inc. seeks applications from the best and brightest of elementary, middle, high school and college level foreign language scholars for its annual Scholar of the Year Award competition.

At each level, (elementary, middle,  high and college) one award is presented.  

There is an additional award for High School students called the Ambassador Award, which is presented to students who have studied at least 3 years of a second language and two years of a third language.  At least one of these languages must have been studied formally in school in Florida.


AWARDS:
 (*awarded only if funds are available in the budget of FFLA, Inc.) All winners receive a plaque and will be recognize at the FFLA Conference in October.

ELIGIBILITY:

Students must be in their final year of college, high school, middle school or elementary school.

Students must have studied a foreign language in a Florida school or university.

Teachers who wish to nominate students must be FFLA members in good standing during the school year at the time of the nomination and may nominate up to two students in each language.



APPLICATION PROCEDURE:


Students must submit the completed application as per the instructions on the Awards page on the FFLA website.  The Awards page is embedded in the membership platform of the website and teachers must log in to their own page to access the full application packet. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.


High School applicants must submit the following:

A complete application form

A digital picture of the student (with the appropriate release form)

A 50-word biography highlighting their success in foreign language study

An official copy of the student’s transcript

A letter of recommendation from the nominating foreign language teacher (for the Ambassador Award, include a letter from each foreign language teacher)

A 2-page, double-spaced, 12 pt. size font essay by the nominee in the foreign language on the topic:  “What Studying a Foreign Language Means to Me” (or in a 3 to 5-minute video or DVD format for ASL)

Verification of membership in clubs and/or honor societies, if applicable

A completed photo/biography release form signed by your parents


Middle School applicants must submit the following:

A complete application form

A digital picture of the student (with the appropriate release form)

A 50-word biography highlighting their success in foreign language study

An official copy of the student’s transcript

A letter of recommendation from the nominating foreign language teacher

A 2-page, double-spaced, 12 pt. size font essay by the nominee in English OR with the exception of Latin students, a 1-page, double-spaced, 12 sized font essay in the target language (or in a 3 to 5-minute video or DVD format for ASL) on the topic:  “What Studying a Foreign Language Means to Me”

Verification of membership in clubs and/or honor societies, if applicable

A completed photo/biography release form signed by your parents


Elementary School applicants must submit the following:

A complete application form

A digital picture of the student (with the appropriate release form)

A 50-word biography highlighting their success in foreign language study

A letter of recommendation from the nominating foreign language teacher

A portfolio containing 5 different samples of the student’s foreign language work (e.g. compositions, audio-tapes, videotapes, drawings, projects, etc)

A completed photo/biography release form signed by your parents

TIMELINE for Awards

The completed application and all related materials must be submitted electronically by May 31st, 2017, as per instructions on the website.

APPLICATIONS DUE: May 31st, 2017

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