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Award to a USA Teacher in Rural Regions
to Honor Achievements in Education

College Board Rural Teacher of the Year Award

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Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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National Rural Education Association (NREA)

Deadline Date:

06/20/22 Postmarked or Delivered


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Award to a USA teacher in eligible regions to recognize contributions to the field of education. The award program honors an individual teacher with a monetary prize, as well as funding to be used for teaching supplies by the winner's school district. Eligible regions include rural geographical areas of the United States.

Key areas used to evaluate the applicant:

  • Impact on students/student achievement
  • Collaboration with the community
  • Continuous learning
  • Leadership

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GrantWatch ID#: 156193

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The award recipient will receive a $2000 honorarium and a one-year NREA membership. The school district will receive $1,000 to cover the cost of released time and add to the instructional environment of the teacher's classroom.

The recipient's travel, lodging, and registration costs of attending the Annual NREA Convention will be paid by the NREA.

Term of Contract:

The College Board Rural Teacher of the Year will serve as an Ambassador for Education throughout the United States of America throughout the following year.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Competition for the College Board Rural Teacher of the Year is open to all rural teachers.

Pre-Application Information:

All entries must be postmarked or delivered to the NREA Office by June 20 of each year.

Candidates for the award who are nominated by a NREA State Affiliate Organization shall automatically be the candidate from their home state. In the absence of a NREA State Affiliate candidate, any teacher from that state may be a candidate and shall be considered a state semi-finalist. The College Board Rural Teacher of the Year Selection Committee will select a state candidate from the semi-finalists. Only state candidates will be considered for the College Board NREA Rural Teacher of the Year Award.

The College Board Rural Teacher of the Year Selection Committee will meet and/or confers via video conference, email, etc. to review and evaluate all semi-finalist applications received from State Affiliates and from states not having an NREA state affiliate organization, or from a state(s) with an NREA State Affiliates organization that is not submitting a finalist from that state. The selection committee will determine the state finalist for each state as necessary. From these state finalists, the selection committee will select four national finalists.

Presentation of the College Board Rural Teacher of the Year Award will be made at the Annual NREA Convention.

Contact Information:

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


Allen Pratt, Ed.D., NREA Executive Director
National Rural Education Association
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
615 McCallie Ave.
Hunter Hall 212
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Office: (423) 425-4539
Cell: (423) 667-2165

Dr. Jon Habben, NREA President

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Rural areas of the United States

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USA: Alabama;   Alaska;   Arizona;   Arkansas;   California;   Colorado;   Connecticut;   Delaware;   Florida;   Georgia;   Hawaii;   Idaho;   Illinois;   Indiana;   Iowa;   Kansas;   Kentucky;   Louisiana;   Maine;   Maryland;   Massachusetts;   Michigan;   Minnesota;   Mississippi;   Missouri;   Montana;   Nebraska;   Nevada;   New Hampshire;   New Jersey;   New Mexico;   New York City;   New York;   North Carolina;   North Dakota;   Ohio;   Oklahoma;   Oregon;   Pennsylvania;   Rhode Island;   South Carolina;   South Dakota;   Tennessee;   Texas;   Utah;   Vermont;   Virginia;   Washington, DC;   Washington;   West Virginia;   Wisconsin;   Wyoming

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