Scholarships & Awards

Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) invites you to nominate a special teacher for the 2023 K-12 Teacher of the Year, and 2023 Higher Education Teacher of the Year. A teacher who you see that goes above and beyond her normal duties for his/her students. A teacher who stands out as a leader among his or her peers. These two awards serve to acknowledge the fantastic work that these teachers dedicate to their students and to the profession on a daily basis.

There are many fantastic teachers across the state of North Carolina who dedicate their lives to the success of their students.  TOY nominations for 2023 are now open and will remain open until April 1, 2023. 

Nominate a deserving teacher here 

Questions can be directed to Melissa Pérez, FLANC Awards Chair, at awards@flanc.org

Scholarships

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.

Scholarship finalists will be asked to participate in a live interview (phone or Skype) with the scholarship and mini grant chair. The scholarship winner will be informed prior to the Fall Conference. For more information and for application support, contact our scholarship and mini grant chair at scholarship.minigrant@flanc.org.

The deadline for submitting an application is September 22, 2023. Prospective World Language Educators may apply here!

Beginning Teacher Fall Conference Scholarship (K-12)

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 $95. This fee also includes one year’s membership in FLANC.

FLANC is also pleased to award scholarships for the Fall Conference to beginning teachers in their 1st, 2nd, or 3rd year of teaching (K-12). These scholarships fully reimburse the $95 Beginning Teacher conference registration fee and also include a ticket to one 3-hour workshop at no cost ($35 value). 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.

Recipients of the scholarship will be selected from entries of those who apply and will be informed prior to the conference. For more information and for application support, contact our scholarship and mini grant chair at scholarship.minigrant@flanc.org.

The deadline for submitting an application is September 22nd. World Language AND Dual Language/Immersion teachers in their first 3 years of teaching in the State of North Carolina may apply here!


Awards

Teacher of the Year

Foreign Language Association of North Carolina (FLANC) invites you to nominate a special teacher for the 2022 K-12 Teacher of the Year, and 2022 Higher Education Teacher of the Year. A teacher who you see that goes above and beyond her normal duties for his/her students. A teacher who stands out as a leader among his or her peers. These two awards serve to acknowledge the fantastic work that these teachers dedicate to their students and to the profession on a daily basis.

There are many fantastic teachers across the state of North Carolina who dedicate their lives to the success of their students. Nominations for this year has been closed. 2023 TOY nominations will be open in January. Questions can be directed to Melissa Pérez, FLANC Awards Chair, at awards@flanc.org

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. Nominations will be at a rolling status prior to two months before the annual fall conference. Email your nominations to Melissa Pérez, FLANC Awards Chair, at awards@flanc.org


Honorary Life

The Honorary Life award is given to a longtime member who has made significant contributions to FLANC and the teaching profession. The nomination and selection process will be handled by the FLANC Board.

Scholarships and Awards History

2022 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2022 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:

2021 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2021 Annual Business Meeting at the FLANC Virtual 2021 Fall Conference:

2020 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2020 Annual Business Meeting at the FLANC Virtual 2020 Fall Conference:

2019 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2019 Annual Business Meeting in Winston-Salem:

2018 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2018 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:

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

2016 Awards: The following awards were presented during the 2016 Annual Business Meeting in Durham:

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