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2018 Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Elementary/Secondary Teaching

Awards to Oklahoma Elementary and Secondary School
Teachers to Recognize Excellence in Teaching

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Foundation / Corporation

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Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence

Deadline Date:

11/28/17 5:00 PM


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Awards of $5,000 to recognize outstanding Oklahoma elementary and secondary school teachers. There will be one award presented to an elementary school teacher and one award presented to a secondary school teacher. In addition to the cash award, winners will also receive a glass sculpture designed specifically for this award.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 176345

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Number of Grants:

There will be one award presented to an elementary school teacher and one award presented to a secondary school teacher.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each award winner will receive a $5,000 cash award and a glass sculpture designed specifically for this award.

Term of Contract:

The nominee must expect to continue in an active teaching position in his or her school district throughout the 2017-2018 school year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

The nominee must currently be a full-time employee of a public school in Oklahoma and must have demonstrated excellence in education. Each nominee’s performance will be evaluated in terms of his or her own particular teaching environment.

The nominee must have a teaching component in his or her current job description.

Anyone is eligible to make nominations for this award.

Pre-Application Information:

Click here for overall guidelines:

Click here for Secondary Teaching Grant guidelines:

Click here for Elementary Teaching Grant guidelines:

Award Process:

The prospective award-winner (nominee) will initiate the process from the online portal. To begin the process, the nominee will create an account using his or her email address and a password.

The nominee will designate individuals to submit nominator statements and recommendation letters. Verification of eligibility from a supervisor will also be required. The nominee can monitor who has complied with requests to provide information and will receive a system-generated email when a third-party request has been completed.

All third parties will receive a system-generated email requesting specific information. They will click on the link provided in the email and will not be required to create an account or to log in. All requested information—nominee statements, recommendation letters, honors and awards, publications, etc.—must be input via text box.

The nominee will receive a system-generated email when a nomination has been successfully submitted.

The nominee is responsible for ensuring that all information, including that requested from third parties (e.g. letters of recommendation and verification of eligibility), is submitted via the online portal by by 5pm on Tuesday, November 28.

Honorees will be recognized at the Academic Awards Banquet on May 19, 2018.

Contact Information:

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

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General Contact Information:

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence
101 Park Ave., Suite 420
Oklahoma City, OK 73102-7201

Phone: (405) 236-0006
Fax: (405) 236-8590

Staff Contact:

Emily Stratton, Executive Director

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Oklahoma