February 2013 Issue
January 25, 2013

Short Takes: ING Unsung Heroes Awards

Source: NYSUT United

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.