Scholarships and Awards

2017 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2017 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:

  • Teacher of the Year K-12:  Yoshimi Aoyagi
  • Teacher of the Year Higher Ed: Leslie Baldwin, World Languages Program Manager at Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools
  • Mitchell-Buck Scholarship: William Reinhardt, East Carolina University
  • Honorary Life Membership Award: Dr. Bobby Hobgood, University of North Carolina - Charlotte

The following scholarships and awards were presented during the 2015 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:

  • Teacher of the Year K-12: Rosalyn Rhodes, Hopewell High School
  • Teacher of the Year Higher Ed: Dr. Scott Kissau, UNC-Charlotte
  • Mitchell-Buck Scholarship:   Emily Light, UNC-Charlotte
  • Honorary Life Membership Award: Donna Podgorny, Union County Public Schools
  • Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC: US Congressman David Price (Click Here for Letter of Acceptance)


Jane Mitchell-Manolita Buck Scholarship

Each year, this scholarship honors Jane Mitchell (French, UNC-Greensboro) and Manolita Buck (Spanish, East Carolina University), two language educators instrumental in shaping a vision for world language education in our state.  Dr. Mary Lynn Redmond established the scholarship in 1996 upon the retirement of Mitchell and Buck.  The scholarship awards $1000 to a student entering his or her final year of study in a program leading to teacher licensure in a world language in North Carolina.  This scholarship is open to all students of any North Carolina institute of higher learning.   

Mitchell/Buck scholars can be enrolled at any college or university in North Carolina, and must be in their final year of an education program at the time the scholarship is awarded.  For more information and for application support, contact our scholarship and minigrant chair at 

The application deadline is September 15.

Please click HERE for the application form. 

Beginning Teacher Fall Conference Scholarship (K12)

In an ongoing effort to encourage new teacher attendance and to support the newest members of our profession, FLANC has reduced the cost for K-12 beginning teachers to attend the fall conference to only $70. This includes the cost of the sessions on all-day Friday and Saturday morning, as well as one year’s membership in FLANC. 

FLANC is also pleased to award scholarships for the Annual Fall Conference to 20 beginning teachers in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of teaching (K12). These scholarships offer first year teachers a break with conference fees, as they can attend the conference and one Saturday afternoon workshop at no charge. The conference will give beginning teachers an invaluable opportunity to learn new ideas to bring back to their classrooms, mingle with other language teachers, and see what exciting products the world language vendors have to offer.

Winners of the scholarship will be selected from entries of those who apply, and will be informed on September 30. For more information and for application support, contact our scholarship and minigrant chair at 

The application deadline is September 15.

Please click HERE for the application form.


Teacher of the Year

The Foreign Language Association of North Carolina is pleased to offer a variety of awards annually.  FLANC recognizes teacher excellence with it's Teacher of the Year award for K-12 and Higher Education.  Current FLANC members may nominate an outstanding teacher at any academic level (K-16). Click HERE to nominate a candidate for FLANC's Teacher of the Year. Nominations will be accepted until June 10, 2018.

Fran Hoch Friend of FLANC

The Friend of FLANC award is given to individuals who are not foreign language professionals but have made significant contribution to, or impact on, the study of foreign languages and the FLANC organization.

Honorary Life

The Honorary Life award is given to a longtime member who has made significant contributions to FLANC and the teaching profession.