Watch for These and Other Opportunities in the Future

Information on Other Opportunities to Watch For in 2014!

1.  District Nomination Forms for the 2014-2015 Indiana Rural Teacher of the Year
Nominations are now open.  Go to this link for the Nomination Form:

2.  NREA Foundation Essay Contests for grades 1-12
The NREA Foundation Essay Contest is held yearly. Contestants participate in three divisions: elementary, middle/junior high, and high school. The winner in the elementary division receives $250. The runner-up will receive $100. The winners in the middle/junior high and high school divisions receive $400. The runner-ups receive a $200 prize.

2013 Runner-Up in the Elementary Division:
Student: Kaylee Ann Evans
Richland, IN
School: Luce Elementary School
Teacher: Mrs. Moran

Watch for 2014 participation and submission information on our website!

Please see this link for the 2013 contest rules and directions:

3.  National Rural Electric Cooperative  Association Mini-Grants for Teacher
Grades K-12
Each year the National Rural Electric Cooperative Association sponsors ten mini-grants. Any rural K – 12 classroom teacher whose school or community is served by a local Rural Electric Cooperative, or whose students’ homes are served by a local Rural Electric Cooperative, is eligible to apply for a mini-grant.  Usually due November 1 each year.

4.  Brzezinski Memorial Award
In order to recognize outstanding, high quality, research in the field of rural education, the National Rural Education Association sponsors the Stanley A. Brzezinski Memorial Rural Education Research Award. This award, funded by the Brzezinski family, will be awarded for educational research, which addresses significant rural issues and makes notable contributions to the knowledge base of rural education. Research addressing rural education issues is paramount to the selection process. All rural education researchers are eligible to be nominated or to self-nominate for the award. The research could include, but is not limited to, issues of rural school efficiency and effectiveness, rural students’ learning and development, financing rural schools, rural poverty, the rural economy, student/rural community expectations, understanding the diversity of rural administrators, or alternative instructional and organizational patterns for rural education. The research project judged most meritorious will receive the award, and the author will be recognized at the NREA national convention.  Usually due June 30 of each year.

Link to past year’s award application process: