ING Unsung Heroes Awards
Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Three educators are chosen to receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.
In 2012, three NYSUT members won $2,000 grants: John Knapp, Corning Teachers Association; Julene Waffle, Morris TA; and Dillon Paul of the United Federation of Teachers.
Visit http://ing.us/about-ing/responsibility/childrens-education/ing-unsung-heroes/about-ing-unsung-heroes, to download the online application (a fillable pdf) for the 2013 awards. The application deadline is April 30.
Applicants need to complete an essay and budget in a separate document.
Professional development, education grants available
The McCarthey Dressman Education Foundation awards educators grants worth up to $30,000. Academic Enrichment Grants are designed to develop in-class and extra-curricular programs that improve student learning. Teacher Development Grants assist in "the formation and implementation of groundbreaking K-12 classroom instruction."
Each grant is valued up to $10,000 per year for a maximum of three years.
To see project summaries from successful applicants, visit http://mccartheydressman.org/. The deadline for online applications is April 15.