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Heart of Education Award

Awards to Southern Nevada Public School Teachers to
Recognize Excellence in the Teaching Profession

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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The Smith Center

Deadline Date:

01/18/18 5:00 PM

Description:

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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. Award winners will be chosen based on the quality of their applications, their letters of recommendation and their compelling stories.

Finalists will be notified and invited to the Heart of Education Awards celebration event, to be held at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. The 20 top winners will be announced.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 182570

Number of Grants:

The number of Finalists is dependent upon the number of qualified applicants and will not exceed 850. There will be 20 top winners.

Estimated Size of Grant:

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.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, licensed teachers must be full-time, in good standing and have completed at least three consecutive school years of teaching in the Clark County School District by the date of their application submission. Teachers in after-school, private schools or studios, or other educational settings are not eligible at this time. Substitute teachers are not eligible. Winners of previous Heart of Education cash awards are not eligible for three years following their award.

Pre-Application Information:

The deadline to submit a nomination is Thursday, January 18, 2018 at 5:00 PM. Please note that the nomination form and the teacher application must be received by Thursday, January 25, 2018 at 5:00 PM so get your nominations in early so that your teacher has sufficient time to submit their application.

Application Process
- Nominate a Teacher
Nominate an outstanding teacher for the Heart of Education Awards. As a nominator, please be prepared to provide:
- Your personal information
- Teacher’s name/school
- Teacher’s CCSD email address
- A 200-word-or-less recommendation

-Teachers Submit Applications
Once a nomination has been submitted, each nominated teacher will receive an email notification to complete a separate online application. Teachers will be asked to write a 500-word-or-less essay describing how they have gone above and beyond to support their students. Teachers may log into the system, save a draft of their application and return at a later date to complete and submit. The Foundation encourages teachers to complete their applications online, but they may also mail applications to: The Heart of Education Awards at The Smith Center, 361 Symphony Park Ave, Las Vegas, NV 89106 and must be postmarked by January 25, 2018.

Finalists will be notified in the spring of 2018. 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 20, 2018.

FAQs: http://theheartofeducation.org/#FAQS
Official Rules: http://theheartofeducation.org/officialrules

Contact Information:

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

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: P: 702.749.2538 E: HeartOfEducation@thesmithcenter.com

Nominate A Teacher: http://theheartofeducation.org/nominate

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Nevada: Southern Nevada