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TESL Toronto Professional Development Bursary Fund

Recognizing that conference fees can be a financial burden for some of our members, TESL Toronto has established its TESL Toronto Professional Development Bursary Fund. The bursary is open for application twice per year. In the fall, bursaries cover the costs of a 1-day pass to the TESL Ontario conference (in October/November). In the spring, bursaries cover a 1-day pass to the TESL Toronto Spring Conference (TOSCON) in May.


If you are a TESL Toronto member in good standing, you are eligible to apply, with the exception of current members of the TESL Toronto Executive. NOTE: The bursary IS NOT for anyone wishing to apply for the TESL Ontario Conference Assistance Program. Please contact TESL Ontario directly for that application.

Selection criteria

1. All eligible applicants who apply by the stated deadline will be considered.

2. If there are more applicants than bursaries available, priority will be given to those who:

  •  – have contributed to TESL Toronto in the past (e.g. volunteering at conferences), and
  •  – have not previously been awarded a Professional Development Bursary from TESL Toronto.

3. In the event that the number of remaining applicants exceeds the number of bursaries available, the recipients will be drawn by lottery.

The bursary application is available here

This call opens April 1 and closes April 15, 2018. 

We look forward to seeing you at TOSCON18!