Dedicated to the memory of Mary Jane Reese and Jim Corder, Abydos Learning International,
formerly the New Jersey Writing Project in Texas, once again will award the Mary Jane Reese/Jim Corder
grant to a Abydos trainer. The $1,000.00 grant is open to all active Abydos trainers in good standing and
still in the field of education. Trainers may nominate themselves or nominate another trainer. Schools/
districts/PTAs, children and spouses of trainers may not be nominated nor be the ultimate beneficiary of
the grant. Application for the Abydos Memorial Reese/Corder grant is two-tiered.
The first tier requires submission of an application. This application must include:
a synopsis of the applicant’s accomplishments in the field of education including a listing of all
a letter stating how the grant monies will be spent and the time frame of the proposed project.
The second tier of the grant requires:
the recipient to submit a reflection to Abydos to be published in the R & E Journal that includes
a synopsis of how the grant money was spent and what was accomplished.
The deadline for submission of the grant application is January 15, 2010. Any incomplete submissions
will be immediately disqualified.
The winner of the Abydos/NJWPT Memorial Reese/Corder Grant will be announced at the Sara
B. Rueter Memorial Trainers’/Trainees’ Luncheon at the Abydos/NJWPT Teachers’ and Trainers’ Conference
to be held March 4-7, 2010 at the Hotel InterContinental, Houston. The winner must be present in
order to receive the grant.
Applicants should submit their grant applications to:
6135 Hampton Way Court
Spring, Texas 77389
or as a .doc or .pdf (place Reese/Corder Grant in subject line) through e-mail to: