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Frank and Nancy Newton Excellence in Education 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:

02/01/19 5:00 PM


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Awards of $10,000 to Lubbock County, Texas full-time classroom teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to education. This awards program acknowledges teachers who exemplify the exceptional qualities that inspire learning in 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 leaning
- The respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues
- Contribution to the wider school community

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 178298

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Number of Grants:

Six teachers will be selected annually. Lubbock County is divided into two geographic regions. An elementary, middle and high school teacher will be selected from each geographic region.

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.

Pre-Application Information:

- November 9, 2018: Nomination/Application Packet available to download on website
- February 1, 2019: Completed Nomination/Application Packet Deadline by 5:00 PM
- March 15, 2019: Newton Excellence in Education Award Winners Announced on Website and Media
- May 15, 2019: Awards Banquet Honoring the Newton Excellence in Education Award Winners

Nomination Process:
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.

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

Selection Process:
Each participating school will select a five person nominating committee to receive campus nominations.
Each school’s nominating committee can select a campus nominee for the Newton Excellence in Education award and submit required materials to the Foundation per the Campus Checklist. Schools that have more than 50 teachers may submit two nominations and schools that have more than 100 teachers may submit three nominations.

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

Contact Information:

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

Send Application to:

Carol S. Eddins, Director of Grants
Beaumont Foundation
470 Orleans, First Floor
Beaumont, Texas 77701

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

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Lubbock County