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Dear George Washington Contest
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Deadline: Entries are due March 25, 2019.
Description: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History sponsors the Dear George Washington Contest for elementary school students. This writing contest encourages students to imagine the United States at its founding by composing a letter to President George Washington from the point of view of a person attending his first inauguration on April 30, 1789, in New York City. Letters should be 250-300 words ...
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Ezra Jack Keats Mini-Grant Program for Public Libraries and Public Schools
Ezra Jack Keats Foundation
Deadline: Electronic applications are due March 31, annually.
Description: Created by the children’s book author and illustrator, the Ezra Jack Keats (EJK) Foundation awards EJK Mini-Grants for projects that foster creative expression. Minigrants provide teachers and librarians an opportunity to design and implement a great program through which students work together and interact with a diverse community. Proposed projects may provide special activities outside the curriculum ...
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GRAMMY Music Educator Award
GRAMMY in the Schools, NAMM Foundation, the National Association for Music Education, and the National Education Association
Deadline: Nominations are due March 31, 2019.
Description: The GRAMMY Foundation is an organization that works to make a difference in people’s lives through music. The GRAMMY Music Educator Award was created to shine a spotlight on the excellent and impactful work being done by thousands of music teachers across the US. Music educator applicants are evaluated based on the demonstrated evidence that the nominated educator has achieved the following:
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Helen M. Robinson Grant
International Literacy Association (formerly the International Reading Association)
Deadline: Applications are due March 15, 2019.
Description: The International Literacy Association (ILA) Helen M. Robinson Grant supports dissertation research in the areas of reading and literacy, with a focus on better understanding instructional interventions. Applications are reviewed using the following criteria: quality of the dissertation proposal, relevance to the intention of the grant, and the quality of supporting materials.

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National History Teacher of the Year
The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History
Deadline: Nominations are due March 31, 2019. Nominees’ supporting materials are due April 30, 2019.
Description: The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History awards the National History Teacher of the Year title each year in an effort to promote the study and love of American history. Any full-time kindergarten through grade 12 educators who teach American history (including state and local history) are eligible for the award. American history may be taught as an individual subject or through social studies, ...
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Outstanding Educator Award
Oregon-California Trails Association
Deadline: Nominations are due March 31, annually.
Description: The Oregon-California Trails Association (OCTA) is a national organization dedicated to the preservation and protection of overland emigrant trails and the emigrant experience. OCTA’s Outstanding Educator Award program recognizes outstanding achievement in educating students of various ages and abilities about the westward migration.

Nominations for the Outstanding Educator Award are open to ...
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