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Frank and Nancy Newton Excellence in Education (EiE) Award

Awards to Lubbock County, Texas Full-Time
Teachers for Outstanding Contributions to Education

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 Lubbock County, Texas full-time classroom teachers to recognize outstanding leadership and devotion to their students. These awards are intended to reward teachers for their superior contributions to the education of students of all backgrounds and abilities.

As part of the Beaumont Foundation’s ongoing commitment to supporting education, the Frank and Nancy Newton Excellence in Education Award was created in 2010 to celebrate and recognize superior contributions of teachers whose leadership and dedication inspire a spirit of learning in all students.

Newton 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#: 178298

Number of Grants:

Six teachers 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:

Candidates must:
-Have completed five years teaching experience.
-Be a full-time classroom teacher at a public or non-public school in Lubbock County whose responsibility is the direct instruction of students.
-Complete the Foundation’s application packet by the stated deadline.
-Schools or individuals are invited to nominate teachers; however, a teacher may not self-nominate. -Previous winners are not eligible for nomination. All nominations must use the approved nomination form.

Pre-Application Information:

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

Selection Process
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 Newton Excellence in Education nominees per Beaumont Foundation campus allotment and submit required materials to the Foundation per the Campus Checklist.

Campus nominees will be submitted to the Foundation for final selection of the Newton Elementary, Middle and High School Excellence in Education Award Winners. Lubbock County is divided into two geographic regions. An elementary, middle and high school teacher will be selected from each geographic region.

-November 17, 2017: Nomination/Application Packet available to download on website
-February 2, 2018: Completed Nomination/Application Packet Deadline by 5:00 PM
-March 16, 2018: Newton Excellence in Education Award Winners Announced on Website and Media
-May 16, 2018: Awards Banquet Honoring the Newton Excellence in Education Award Winners

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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: Lubbock County