Foundation / Corporation
The Smith Center
01/18/19 5:00 PM
Awards of $5,000 to Southern Nevada public school teachers to recognize and honor outstanding educators. Awards are intended to acknowledge teachers who inspire others by going beyond the call of duty and make a significant difference in their students' lives.
Students, alumni, colleagues, parents, PTA members, and community leaders or anyone who is not related to the teacher and who knows his/her work can nominate educators. Nominees must have completed at least three consecutive school years of teaching in the Clark County School District by the date of their application submission.
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, along with The Rogers Foundation, launched The Heart of Education Awards with the goal of honoring, recruiting and retaining great educators in Southern Nevada.
GrantWatch ID#: 182570
The number of Finalists is dependent upon the number of qualified applicants and will not exceed 850. There will be 20 top winners.
Finalists will be included in a souvenir booklet, to be distributed at the Heart of Education Awards. They will also receive a printed certificate honoring them as a Heart of Education finalist, and two tickets to the gala event. The top 20 winners selected by the judges will each receive a custom trophy and a cash gift of $5,000. Each winner’s school will also receive a cash gift of $1,000 to be used for a program selected by the winning teacher.
To be eligible, teachers must have current, full-time position at CCSD and be in good standing, and have completed at least three consecutive school years of teaching experience with the district. Teachers in after-school, private schools or studios, or other educational settings are not eligible at this time. Substitute teachers are not eligible.
Past cash award winners are not eligible for three years after the year they received the award.
Nominations will be accepted beginning October 1, 2018. The deadline to submit a nomination is Friday, January 18, 2019. Please note that the nomination form and the teacher application must be received by Friday, January 25, 2019 so get your nominations in early so that your teacher has sufficient time to submit their application.
Finalists will be notified in the spring of 2019. The number of Finalists is dependent upon the number of qualified applicants and will not exceed 850. The top 20 winners will be announced at The Heart of Education Awards ceremony on Friday April 26, 2019.
The Heart of Education Awards will be presented during a gala event at The Smith Center on Friday April 26, 2019. This festive, invitation-only awards show will include a red-carpet arrival, swag bags for teachers and a selection of high-quality entertainment.
1. Nominate a Teacher
2. Teachers Submit Applications
3. Finalists Announced
4. The Heart of Education Awards Event
Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.
Nominate a teacher online:
Questions, comments or concerns? Contact the Education Department at The Smith Center by the following channels and they will get back to you as soon as possible:
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