Collegiate Middle Level Association (CMLA) Chapter Grant

The Association for Middle Level Education Foundation Fund Committee is sponsoring the AMLE Collegiate Middle Level Association Chapter Grant. This Award is presented to the CMLA chapter who has demonstrated commitment to the preparation of future middle level teachers.

Award
The AMLE Foundation Fund will be giving two $2,000 Grants to help defray the cost of sending students to the 2019 AMLE Annual Conference in Nashville, Tennessee and a guaranteed presentation at the annual conference. New for 2019: The advisor can receive up to $500 to defray their personal travel costs for attending the AMLE annual conference, or they may repurpose the expense for student travel. The students will be recognized at the CMLA Summit.

Eligibility
To apply for this grant:

  • Chapter must be a recognized chapter of the Collegiate Middle Level Association
  • Use the money only to defer AMLE Annual Conference registration, travel, housing, and/or meals
  • Send at least 2 students to the conference
  • Previous recipients of the grant are eligible to apply

Submission
All applications and presentation applications must be sent electronically to Will Waidelich wwaidelich@amle.org.

Application Deadline
Grant application materials are due March 15.

PDF Grant instructions
WORD Presentation application

2017

Georgia Southern University Awarded CMLA Chapter Grant
The AMLE Foundation Fund honored Georgia Southern University with the 2017 CMLA Chapter Grant Award. The CMLA members will present on co-teaching strategies that relate to the theme of "Preparing to Teach at the Middle School: A Pre-service Teacher's Perspective" at the 44th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Philadelphia.

2016

Georgia College Awarded CMLA Chapter Grant
In October 2016 at the AMLE 43rd Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Austin, Texas the AMLE Foundation Fund honored representatives from Georgia College.

2015

Three College Chapters Awarded CMLA Chapter Grant
In October 2015, at the AMLE 42nd Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Columbus, Ohio, the AMLE Foundation Fund honored representatives from three universities for their winning submissions: Ashland University (OH), Lee University (TN), and the University of Texas-Arlington (TX). The CMLA Grant is awarded annually to the Collegiate Middle Level Association chapter that has demonstrated commitment to the preparation of future middle grades teachers.

Representatives from Ashland University, Ashleigh Persinger, Morgan Wiles, Kali Bolin, and Jason Ellis (pictured above left to right), presented on their partnership with Ashland's Juvenile Justice Program, which, since 2013, helps young adolescents continue learning given limited access to school.

Representatives from Lee University, Ellen Porter, Emily Collins, Alyssa Bell, and Haley Cuffman (pictured above left to right), presented on strategies for building and growing a CMLA chapter, and on facilitating team-building exercises and discussion.

Representatives from the University of Texas – Arlington, Dianne Hubbard, Suzanne Salas, and Kayla Long (pictured at left above with Foundation Fund Chair Elizabeth Fogartie), presented on the experiences of student teachers as they work to relate to middle school students.


2014

CMLA Chapter Grant Awarded to Otterbein
At the AMLE 41st Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Nashville, Tennessee, in November 2014, the AMLE Foundation Fund honored representatives from Otterbein University, Westerville, Ohio, for their winning submission, "Keeping the Legacy Alive by Telling our Own Stories." The students presented a session at the conference about what they wanted their own legacies in middle level education to be. The CMLA Grant is awarded annually to the Collegiate Middle Level Association chapter that has demonstrated commitment to the preparation of future middle grades teachers.

Pictured (l to r): Caitlin Davis, Foundation Fund Member John Swaim, Angi Orders, Doug Smith, Kat Rogers, Mary Julien, David Grimes, Sarah Wadsworth, Hanna Wiley, CMLA Advisor Diane Ross, CC Fisher, Jenny Hesseltine


2013

CMLA Chapter Grant Awarded to Shippensburg
In November 2013, at the AMLE 40th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Minneapolis, Minnesota, the AMLE Foundation Fund honored representatives from Shippensburg University for their winning submission, "Understanding High Risk Decision-Making by Middle Level Students: A Hands-on Participant Workshop." The CMLA Grant is awarded annually to the Collegiate Middle Level Association chapter that has demonstrated commitment to the preparation of future middle grades teachers.

Amanda Cloran, Merissa Scarr, and Melissa Weisser presented a session at the conference that addressed the risk taking that can place middle level students’ emotional, social, and physical health at risk.

Representatives from CMLA Grant winner Shippensburg University: (l to r) CMLA Advisor Robert Ziegenfuss, Amanda Cloran, Merissa Scarr, Melissa Weisser, and John Swaim representing the AMLE Foundation Fund.


2012

CMLA Chapter Grant Awarded to Georgia College and State University
In November 2012, at the AMLE 39th Annual Conference for Middle Level Education in Portland, Oregon, the AMLE Foundation Fund honored representatives from Georgia College and State University, Milledgeville, for their winning submission, "A Student’s Perception of What is Required to Become an Effective Middle Level Teacher." ." The CMLA Grant is awarded annually to the Collegiate Middle Level Association chapter that has demonstrated commitment to the preparation of future middle grades teachers.

Kaitlin Wilson, Alice Kohler, Tynisha Harris, and Kalie Aiken presented a session at the conference that addressed the valuable strategies and noteworthy processes of collaboration seen in accomplished middle level mentor teachers.