Foundation / Corporation
Florida Education Association (FEA)
Awards to Florida individuals and groups who have demonstrated their support for public education and promoting human and civil rights. Eligible individuals and groups may be nominated for an award by a local affiliate of the funding source, an individual in the education profession, or any special interest group recognized by the funding source.
There are currently six different awards available:
1. The Human and Civil Rights Award is presented to a nominee who has demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas:
- Demonstrating leadership qualities in the areas of human and civil rights.
- Demonstrating support and promotion of diversity and social justice.
- Motivating others to participate in achieving human and civil rights.
2. The Martin Luther King, Jr. Award honors the memory of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The purpose of this award is to recognize achievement in the areas of self-determination and civil rights. To be eligible, the nominee must have displayed a positive, widespread, and/or significant social, educational, economical, or political impact in one or more of the following criteria:
- Contributing directly to the motivation of individuals or groups in seeking self determination.
- Showing creativity and determination in achieving human and civil rights goals.
- Establishing an ongoing program or institution for the improvement of human relations and civil rights.
- Exemplifying the nonviolent philosophy of Martin Luther King, Jr. and other nonviolent activists in the quest for improved human relations and civil rights.
3. To be eligible for The Mary McLeod Bethune Human Relations in Education Award, the nominee must have demonstrated outstanding leadership in the promotion of human and civil rights in one or more of the following areas:
- Furthering an understanding of and appreciation for the heritage of minorities and women.
- Developing public awareness of age, race, and sex inequities.
- Bringing public attention to the issues facing the disadvantaged, or the handicapped or those individuals responding to the special needs of abused, neglected or missing children.
- Advancing inter-group understanding within the education community
4. The Cesar Chavez Action and Commitment Award recognizes outstanding leadership through engaging in activities which dignify workers and by making notable contributions to the labor movement. To be eligible, the nominee must have demonstrated leadership in one or more of the following areas related to the dignity of workers or organized labor:
- Make notable contributions to the labor movement through commitment, action, and negotiation.
- Demonstrate resilience in organizing workers, especially those who have been traditionally disadvantaged.
- Improving the status of labor and the lives of workers.
- Engage in activities that dignify workers.
- Combine labor relations techniques with grassroots organizing to achieve results
5. The FEA Service Award is presented to a FEA member, or a local affiliate, who has advanced the cause of human and civil rights and who demonstrates leadership in one or more of the following areas:
- Promoting diversity and social justice
- Motivating others to participate in achieving human and civil rights
- Establishing a program for the improvement of human and civil rights
6. The Andy Ford Lifetime Achievement Award is named in honor of the commitment and dedication former FEA president, Andy Ford, has exhibited throughout his lifetime on behalf of Florida’s students, public schools, and FEA members. To be eligible for the Andy Ford Lifetime Achievement Award the nominee must demonstrate:
- Sustained dedication and leadership throughout their career and established record of distinguished service, for the enhancement of public education.
- Produced a lasting contribution to public education.
- Exhibited leadership and provided inspiration to others.
- Influenced the advancement of public education on a local, state or national level.
GrantWatch ID#: 158153
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
A nomination form must accompany each entry. Local president’s signature must be on each nomination form.
Nominations and support materials should be mailed or delivered to:
FEA Human & Civil Rights Awards
213 South Adams Street
Tallahassee, FL 32301
Phone: 850-224-2078 or 1-888-807-8007
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