International Literacy Association Affiliate

Grants, Awards & Scholarships

MSLA is dedicated to the professional development of teachers in our state. If you know a deserving educator, please view our awards, grants and scholarships for more information.

Community Assistance Grant: The Montana State Literacy Association will award a maximum of $1,000 to a MSLA member working with a local, state or national organization(s) to promote literacy within their community and/or school. All MSLA members are eligible after one full year of membership. Download PDF

Classroom Studies and Research Grant: The Montana State Literacy Association will fund Classroom Project Grants intended to assist practitioners in implementing current reading research and innovative practices existing, or to be piloted, in present programs. This provides educators with opportunities to explore new ideas and/or to examine existing practices as they relate to learning outcomes. Implementation of the proposed project will be during the 2022-2023 school year.  Download PDF

Administrator's Literacy Award: The Montana State Literacy Association will recognize an Administrator for his or her commitment to enriching literacy education and for inspiring his or her staff to strive for excellence in literacy instruction.  Download PDF

June Atkins Service Award: This award will go to a member who has served on the MSLA Board of Directors for a minimum of five years. He/She will be acknowledged for service to MSLA, local councils and the community. Download PDF

Legislative Advocacy Council Award: The Montana State Literacy Association will present an annual Legislative Advocacy Award to a local council at the annual State Reading Conference. The award will be a check for $100 to the local council with the most Congressional and/or Legislator visitations. Download PDF

Literacy Award: Any individual, agency or institution who promotes literacy within the community is eligible to receive the MSLA Literacy Award. Download PDF

Pam Atchison Memorial Reading Award: A $100 stipend will be given by Montana State Literacy Association to the recipient of the award. A teacher/librarian must be assigned in a teaching or a librarian position in the state of Montana and may not be a previous winner of this award. The teacher/librarian must be a member of the Montana State Literacy Association. Download PDF

Montana State Literacy Association Scholarship: The Montana State Literacy Association will award a $1,000 scholarship in the name of June Atkins to an individual who is conducting graduate study in education at an accredited Montana university or accredited online program, preference given to those attending a Montana university. Download PDF