Awards & Grants

ILA Erwin Zolt Digital Literacy Game Changer Award

The International Literacy Association (ILA) presents this $5,000 award annually to honor literacy game changers in online collaboration who are making an outstanding and innovative contribution to the use of technology in literacy education. This award was established in memory of Erwin Zolt, who inspired in others a "zest for knowledge."

Sponsored by Nina Zolt and Miles Gilburne

Deadline: January 15


Recent recipients of an Esther Zolt Grant


Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant: Carolyn H. Strom; Carly Ann Roberts

Esther Zolt Teacher Research Grant: Jeanne Arpert


Esther Zolt Academic Research Grant: Josephine Marsh, David Krauter, and Lettice Pelotte; Elizabeth M. Hughes

Recent recipients of the Technology and Literacy Award


Grand Recipient:
Marique Daugherty, Slough, United Kingdom

Regional Recipients:
Brian Cook, Salisbury, MD
Patricia Daniels, Greenbrier, AR


Grand Recipients:
Sara Hamerla
Kaity Kao


Grand Recipients:
Libby Curran
Carolyn Fortuna

Regional Recipients:
Great Lakes: Bonnie Hoffman
International: Sheila Marie Koch Jurke
Southeast: Amy Blowers
Southwest: Amy Cantrell
West: Elizabeth Gomez


Grand Recipient:
Stephanie Laird

Regional Recipients:
Great Lakes: Bonnie Hoffman
International: Ah-Young Song
West: Amy Page


Grand Recipient: Stephanie Thompson

Regional Recipients:
East: Lauren Bakian
Southeast: Monica Prather
West: Peter Count

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