Apply For Scholarships!


Are you interested in free classes at the SMU Simmons School of Education?

Join the next Project CONNECT Team of Teachers to earn over $4,400 of scholarship money while earning your ESL Certification! Full-Tuition scholarships for 6 graduate credits (2 courses) are available.

Do I Qualify?

YES—if. . . 

You are a practicing teacher committed to high-quality instruction for English Language Learners AND

You currently do not have Texas ESL certification

OR you are a pre-service teacher enrolled in one of these programs: Masters with Certification, Hunt Residency, or Community Scholars Programs.

What Is It?

  • Full-Tuition scholarship for 2 English as a Second Language (ESL) certification courses worth up to $4,400!
  • Certification exam prep and fees covered.
  • Course delivery is face-to-face course with online support materials.
  • Graduate courses are offered for students who commit to 2 consecutive terms (fall and spring):
    • Fall 2017 and Spring 2018
    • Fall 2018 and Spring 2019
    • Fall 2019 and Spring 2020
    • Fall 2020 and Spring 2021

How Do I Apply?

For more application information and for info session schedules, please contact Priscilla Blackburn at or (214).768.3711.