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Citadel Heart of Learning Award

Awards to Pennsylvania K-12 Educators
in Eligible Areas for Excellence in Teaching

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Citadel - Chester County Intermediate Unit

Deadline Date:

12/31/20

Description:

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Awards to Pennsylvania K-12 public and private school teachers in eligible areas to recognize outstanding contributions to education. This award acknowledges teachers who go beyond the call of duty to support students, encourage full potential, and make a difference in the community. Nominees must work in Chester County.

The team carefully reviews each nomination and selects 15 finalists:

  • One teacher from each of the 13 area public school districts
  • One teacher from the Chester County Intermediate Unit
  • One teacher from a non-public school in Chester County (including charter and home-schools)

From this group of finalists, three winners are selected:

  • One high school teacher
  • One middle school teacher
  • One elementary school teacher 

After the nomination period ends, the Citadel Heart of Learning Award committee will tally the total number of nominations by school. The top three schools will earn cash for events or assemblies.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 144596

Number of Grants:

Citadel awards 15 finalists and three overall winners with the Citadel Heart of Learning Award.

Estimated Size of Grant:

15 Finalists will receive $500 to use in his or her classroom.
From the group of finalists, 3 Winners will receive $1,500 for use in the classroom.

The top three schools with the most nominations will earn cash for events or assemblies:
1st Place - $1500
2nd Place - $750
3rd Place - $500

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All nominees must be PA certified active teachers in a Chester County public school or a Chester County non-public school. Exceptions may include teachers in non-public schools who are not required to be certified, home school teachers, tutors, etc. Retired teachers are eligible as long as retirement date was at max, one year prior to award year.

School districts located within Chester County that are included in the Citadel Heart of Learning Award are as follows: Avon, Grove, Coatesville Area, Downingtown Area, Great Valley, Kennett Consolidated, Octorara Area, Owen J. Roberts, Oxford Area, Phoenixville Area, Tredyffrin/Easttown, Twin Valley, Unionville-Chadds Ford and West Chester Area.

For the purpose of the Citadel Heart of Learning Award, a public school shall be defined as a school under the jurisdiction of one of the public school districts listed above and which is publicly funded; employs staff that are required to be certified by the Pennsylvania Department of Education; and meet the policies, rules, and regulations of the Pennsylvania School Code.

For the purpose of the Citadel Heart of Learning Award, Charter schools and home schools are categorized as Chester County non-public schools.

For the purpose of the Citadel Heart of Learning Award, cyber school teachers will be eligible for nomination if the student or parent submitting the nomination resides in Chester County.

All nominees must provide direct instruction to students in a classroom setting. This includes classroom teachers, subject teachers, certified teaching professionals who provide direct instruction to students, K-12, in a classroom setting, such as a reading specialist, speech therapist, learning support teacher, librarian, etc.

Pre-Application Information:

Nomination deadline: December 31, 2020.

Chester County students, parents, and community members are encouraged to nominate a deserving teacher who goes above and beyond the call of duty.

Written nominations can be submitted via the online form. Video nominations can be submitted via Facebook, Instagram, or Twitter. To enter, tag @CitadelBanking with #CitadelHeartofLearning, and say why your teacher deserves to be nominated. Make sure to follow @CitadelBanking and include your teacher’s name and the name of your school in your video. Try to keep it under 90 seconds but get creative as you like!

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

Submit nominations online: https://www.citadelbanking.com/giving-back/citadel-heart-of-learning/citadel-heart-of-learning-nomination-form

For more information, please email: CitadelHeartofLearning@CitadelBanking.com.

Citadel Headquarters:
520 Eagleview Blvd
Exton, PA 19341

Grant Coverage Areas:

School districts located within Chester County that are included in the Citadel Heart of Learning Award are as follows: Avon, Grove, Coatesville Area, Downingtown Area, Great Valley, Kennett Consolidated, Octorara Area, Owen J. Roberts, Oxford Area, Phoenixville Area, Tredyffrin/Easttown, Twin Valley, Unionville-Chadds Ford and West Chester Area.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Pennsylvania: Chester County

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