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Gilbert I. “Buddy” Low Excellence in Education Award

Awards to Texas Teachers for Contributions to Education
in Angelina, San Augustine, and Sabine Counties

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Beaumont Foundation of America

Deadline Date:

02/02/18 5:00 PM


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Awards of $10,000 to East Texas full-time teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to education in Angelina, San Augustine, or Sabine counties. The purpose of this award is to recognize and celebrate exemplary contributions by teachers whose dedication and leadership inspires a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Low Excellence in Education candidates should exemplify the highest standards and practices of the teaching profession. These qualities include but are not limited to:
-Dedication, knowledge, and skill.
-The expertise to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities;
-A demonstrated distinguished classroom practice;
-Professionalism and collegiality;
-High standards for themselves and their students;
-The ability to create a classroom environment conducive to learning;
-Commitment to students and their learning;
-The respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues;
-Contribution to the wider school community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178297

Number of Grants:

An elementary, middle school and high school teacher will be selected annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each Award Recipient will be honored at an awards gala and receive a crystal obelisk, a portrait, and $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Low Excellence in Education candidates must:
-Have completed five years teaching experience.
-Be a full-time classroom teacher whose responsibility is the direct instruction of students at a public or non-public school in Angelina, Sabine or San Augustine counties.

Previous winners are not eligible for nomination

Pre-Application Information:

Schools or individuals are invited to nominate teachers; however, a teacher may not self-nominate.

All nominees must complete an application packet if they are interested in participating.

Each participating school will select a 5-person nominating committee to receive campus nominations. Only students and teachers will serve on the nominating committee at each campus. Committee membership at Middle and High School campuses must have two teachers and three students. All elementary campuses must have student representation. The student(s) may be former student(s) from the elementary campus, but must be a current student(s) in the district.

Each school’s nominating committee will select Campus Gilbert I. Low Excellence in Education nominees per Beaumont Foundation campus allotment and submit required materials to the Foundation per the Campus Checklist. Each Campus nominee will receive a plaque from the Foundation.

Campus nominees will be submitted to the Foundation for final selection of the Gilbert I. Low Elementary, Middle and High School Excellence in Education Award Winners.

-November 17, 2017: Nomination/Application Packets Available on Website
-February 2, 2018: Completed Nomination/Application Packet Due to Beaumont Foundation by 5:00 PM
-March 16, 2018: Gilbert I. Low Excellence in Education Award Winners Announced
-May 21, 2018: Awards Banquet Honoring the Gilbert I. Low Excellence in Education Award Winners

Award Process:


Contact Information:

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

Hannah Ward, Senior Executive Assistant

Beaumont Foundation
470 Orleans, First Floor
Beaumont, TX 77701

P: 1-409-838-1812
F: 1-409-813-1816

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Angelina, Sabine, and San Augustine counties