Project HAPPENS is currently accepting scholarship applications from pre- and in-service teachers interested in pursuing licensure in English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) in Alabama. A professional development grant, Project HAPPENS is funded by the U.S. Department of Education and administered by Dr. Jason O'Brien and Dr. Andrea Word at UAH. Scholarships cover tuition and fees for up to five classes, at either the undergraduate or graduate level, that will prepare recipients for licensure in ESOL. The purpose of the scholarship, says Dr. Word, is to prepare teachers for increasingly diverse classroom environments. "According to our project liaison at Huntsville City Schools, Ann Marie Batista, there are more than 950 English language learners in the Huntsville City School district alone, with 30 languages represented among them."