Deadline: October 1
Oklahoma Reading Association Memorial Travel Scholarship for Professional Development Established in Memory of Margaret Winstead and honoring others who have supported Reading/Literacy in Oklahoma.
The applicant must have been employed by a public or private school or school district in Oklahoma for the past three years and presently be teaching in an elementary or secondary classroom and/or working on an advanced degree in the field of education full time.
- ALL APPLICATION MUST BE MAILED OR SUBMITTED ELECTRONICALLY BY October 1. Please note that only application submitted by this deadline will be considered.
- Priority will be given to first time attendees to an IRA affiliated conference.
- Submit only material requested.
The applicant statements must be typed, double-spaced, on 8 ½ x 11 sheets of paper. Statements of support from school officials must also be double-spaced.
The first page of the application must be the “Applicant Information Form.”
Staple all pages together in the upper left-hand corner in the following order:
Applicant Information Form
Statement from the Applicant
Statement of Support
Do not enclose in a folder or binder.
If mailing, please retain one copy of the application for your records. Mail a total of five sets of the application materials, postmarked by October 1st to:
6415 E Ft. Worth Place
Broken Arrow, OK 74014
- If you have questions regarding the application process or need additional copies of the application forms, please check the Oklahoma Reading Association’s website or call the scholarship coordinator at 918-357-9800.
The travel scholarship will be disbursed in this manner. The first payment will be sent for the conference registration once verification of the registration is made. The second payment will be sent to the travel agency or to the individual once the airline ticket has been purchased and receipt of that is sent. The remainder of the travel scholarship will be paid directly to the recipient approximately five business days prior to the date of the conference. ORA will limit the scholarship to $1,000. Receipts must be submitted after travel for all other expenses.
If you do not attend the conference, reimbursement of all funds will be paid in full to the Oklahoma Reading Association.