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ESL101 is a free resource for teachers looking to teach abroad. Education is crucial to being a successful teacher, and most teaching positions overseas require applicants to have a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.

ESL101 has established a scholarship to help undergraduates pay for their education so motivated individuals can pursue the opportunity to live and teach in a foreign country after graduation.

Scholarship Amount

ESL101 is awarding a USD $500 Scholarship every semester. There will be two scholarship winners per year. Scholarship recipients will receive a money order in the amount of USD $500. Submission deadlines are August 15th and December 15th, annually. Scholarship winners will be announced on September 1 and January 3rd

Congrats to our Sept. 2016 winner - Callie Conerton from the University of Alaska Southeast Juneau Campus:

Congratulations to our February 2017 co-winner - Ambraya Grisby - from Carrington College:

Congratulations to our February 2017 co-winner - Martin Dempster - from Bryn Athyn College:

Congratulations to our August 2017 winner - Annie Jarrett - from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo:

How To Apply

Write a 500 to 1000 word essay on the following topic:

Why Do I Want To Teach Abroad?

Please e-mail your essay to by August 15 or December 15 every year and include your full name, address, phone number, e-mail address and the name of the educational institution you are attending. Essays must be sent in Microsoft Word or .PDF. Essays must be submitted using the subject line: ESL101 Scholarship Application


Fall Semester : Deadline to submit - August 15. Winner announced September 1.

Spring Semester Deadline to submit - December 15. Winner announced January 3 annually.

Eligibility and Requirements

Must be currently enrolled at an accredited college or university in the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa.

In the United States the institution must be accredited by the U.S. Department of Education:

Must be a legal resident of the United States, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand or South Africa, or hold a valid student visa in one of these 7 countries.

Must complete and submit essay, and application to by midnight, Pacific Standard Time (Vancouver, Canada), on deadline. Calculate time zone differences here:

Must be able to provide proof of current college or university enrollment upon request.

One entry per student per semester is permitted.

Winners are not eligible to re-apply.

All writing must be original - any essay that is copied or plagiarized will be disqualified.

Must not be an employee of ESL101 or associated companies.

Winners must submit a profile picture and agree to have their essay and picture featured on the ESL101 website.

Interested in teaching abroad? Check out the ESL101 job board for current opportunities: Teach Abroad