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EDies School of Excellence

Awards to New Hampshire Elementary, Middle, and
High Schools for Exemplary Practices in Education

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New Hampshire Excellence in Education (NH EDies)

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Awards of $2,000 to New Hampshire public elementary, K-8, middle, and high schools to honor exemplary practices and excellence. Before applying, applicants must submit a very brief "Intent to Apply" form. The winning school at each level will receive, in addition to the cash award, state-wide recognition, a school banner, and a beautifully engraved school bell signifying excellence in education.

Applicants will be assessed against the following competencies. Applicants should provide a description of how each is met or addressed at their school.

School Excellence Competencies:

- The curriculum and instructional practices are presented in a rigorous, relevant and engaging learning environment.
- The school organizes community members, ensuring they all have a role in building the school’s climate and culture.
- The school’s vision, mission and goals are clearly articulated, well communicated and guide practice.
- The school has an effective system for utilizing data and information that supports personalization.
- There is a culture of empowerment among students, staff, teachers, administration, and community members.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 157611

Number of Grants:

One award in each category: Elementary, K-8, Middle, and High School

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Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All New Hampshire public schools are eligible and invited to apply.

Schools that are confident in their practices and overall excellence and that want to serve as the statewide representative of excellence for their level are encouraged to apply.

Once a school has been selected as a School of Excellence it must wait five years before it can apply again.

Pre-Application Information:

Application Process:

*The deadline has been extended until January 4, 2019!

Step 1: First, applicants must submit an "Intent to Apply" online form. Then, they must submit a written application by January 4, 2019.

Step 2: The EDies Committee will notify all schools that apply by January 15, 2019 as to whether or not they will be invited to present to the selection committee.

Step 3: Presentations to the selection committee will occur before February 28, 2019 and will be 30 minutes in length with 15 minutes for questions/answers. The time and location will be announced at the time of notification.

Step 4: All schools will be notified by March 12, 2019 as to whether or not they will receive a visit from the selection committee. Date and time of the visit will be announced at that time.

Step 5: Visits will take place by April 27, 2019 and will be at least a half-day in length. Exact times are to be determined.

Step 6: Announcements will be made in early May recognizing the recipient of the award and any finalists. (Finalists, if any, will be determined after all visitations have been completed.)

The 2019 EDies Awards Ceremony will tentatively be held on June 8, 2019 at The Manchester Downtown Hotel, (formerly Radisson), in Manchester.


Contact Information:

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

Applicants must first submit an "Intent to Apply" online form:

Then, email, mail, or fax the written application by the deadline date to:
Fax : 603-228-2118

NH Excellence in Education
53 Regional Dr Ste 1
Concord, NH 03301

For further information please call 80-852-3358 or 603-224-7447, Ext. 117.

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Geographic Focus:

USA: New Hampshire