2019 BRENDA S. TOWNSEND SERVICE AWARD WINNER

Carla Meyer

2019 GARY MOORMAN EARLY CAREER LITERACY SCHOLAR AWARD WINNER

Emily Howell & Jennifer Van Allen

2018 GRADUATE STUDENTS SCHOLARSHIP AWARD WINNERS

Vera Sotirovska, Bronwyn A. Harris, Valerie Gresser, Tiffany Young, Shannon Axtell, Brittany Jones, Sarah Burriss, Claudine Morris, Kiesia C. Messado, Francheska Starks, and Amanda Rigell

The ARF Graduate Student Scholarship Award

Graduate students presenting at the annual ARF conference are eligible for scholarship consideration. Scholarship awards will be determined by the ARF Board at the conference and announced during the Business Meeting at the ARF  conference in December.

Application Information

Selection Process

Brenda S. Townsend Service Award

Legacy Winners

 

2019 WINNER - Carla Meyer

2018 WINNER - Lynn Yribarren

2017 WINNER - Mona Matthews

2016 WINNER - Stephen Bishop

2015 WINNER - Nance Wilson

2014 WINNER - Jill Lewis

2013 WINNER - Missy Laine

2012 WINNER - Chet Laine

2011 WINNER - Cindy Hendricks

2010 WINNER - Joyce C. Fine

2008 WINNER - Sarah L. Dowhower

2006 WINNER - Donna E. Alvermann

2005 WINNER - Gary Moorman

2004 WINNER - Brenda S. Townsend

Criteria

Nominate

The Gary Moorman Early Career Literacy Scholar Award Legacy Winners

2019 WINNERS

Emily Howell & Jennifer Van Allen

2018 WINNERS

Rachelle Savitz & Carrie Symons

2017 WINNERS

Trevor Stewart & Vicky Cardullo

Criteria

Nominate

The ARF Graduate Student Scholarship Award

Chair: Nance Wilson nance.wilson@cortland.edu

 

To Apply:

Graduate students presenting at the December 2020 conference are eligible for consideration for a scholarship. The amount varies from year to year. The scholarship may only be awarded to a person once. 

 

If interested, please complete the following steps:

  1. Submit a proposal to nance.wilson@cortland.edu by October 1, 2020. Please save your paper proposal submission as: lastname.ARF2019GradStudentProposal. 

  2. Ask an ARF member to write a brief letter of nomination on your behalf. Letters of nomination should be sent to Dr. Nance Wilson at nance.wilson@cortland.edu by October 1, 2019. 

  3. Accepted proposals for a full paper will be informed by November 1, 2020. 

  4. Submit a 6- to 12-page paper to Dr. Nance Wilson (nance.wilson@cortland.edu) by November 30, 2020. The paper must be of publishable quality. A peer review will be conducted of all papers. Your paper must include a 

a. Statement of the problem 

b. Literature review presents in an accurate and comprehensive manner the status of current research literature on the topic under study. 

c. A theoretical framework for investigating those gaps and questions. 

d. Methods/data sources/results (if a report of research) 

e. Educational or scientific importance 

f. Implications of literacy teaching and learning

 

You must register and attend the unconference to be eligible for the scholarship. The fee for this is $30 for your annual membership and conference. If selected, graduate students will be notified at the award ceremony of the unconference.  All papers will be published in the American Reading Forum’s Annual Yearbook at www.americanreadingforum.org/yearbook/index.shtml

 
 

The Brenda S. Townsend Service Award

Co-Chairs: Lynn Yribarren lyribarr@fiu.edu &  Joyce Fine finej@fiu.edu

For the dedicated service to the organization, the process of nomination and selection will be the following:

  1. A current member of the American Reading Forum must nominate the person by filling in this nomination form.

  2. The nominee has to have been a member of the American Reading Forum for at least 10 consecutive years.

  3. The nominee has to have served the organization for at least 10 years in multiple capacities.

  4. Nominations are to be sent to the chair of the Service Award Committee by October 1st. The letters of nomination will be read by the committee members.

  5. In October the Service Award Committee will vote on whether there will be a recipient for the next conference and whom it will be.

  6. Presentation of the award, a plaque and life membership in the American Reading Forum, will be made at the conference.

 

Nominate

(The awardee will still have to pay for conference fees in order to attend.)

 

The Gary Moorman Early Career Literacy Scholar Award

Chair: Vicky Zygouris-Coe vzygouri@ucf.edu 

The Gary Moorman Early Career Literacy Scholar Award is given to junior American Reading Forum (ARF) members who are at the early stages of their career (generally defined as the first five years post-doctorate). This annual award was established in 2017 and is named after Dr. Gary Moorman, Professor Emeritus, Appalachian State University, in honor of his leadership and mentoring of young scholars. The award includes both a monetary prize and a commemorative plaque.

 

Criteria for Consideration

The award targets early career ARF members. The primary criterion is engagement in innovative reading/literacy research that addresses critical questions about policy, theory, and/or instructional practice. Active participation in professional organizations, particularly ARF, will also be considered. Applications will be reviewed by the ARF Awards Committee, chaired by Dr. Vicky Zygouris-Coe (vzygouri@ucf.edu). Application materials include:

  1. A nomination letter (maximum 1000 word letter) submitted by a current ARF member (self-nomination letters will not be accepted

  2. A statement about the importance of the applicant’s research for the reading/literacy field (maximum of 1000 word statement).

  3. A current curriculum vitae

  4. Sample publications (maximum 2)

 

All application-related materials should be submitted in a single PDF document to Vicky Zygouris-Coe by September 1.