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Awards and In-Kind Support to USA K-12 Teachers to Recognize
Excellence in Teaching Students about Civic Responsibility

Smart/Maher VFW National Citizenship Education Teacher Award

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Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW)

Deadline Date:

10/31/21 Midnight

Description:

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Awards of $3,000 and in-kind support to USA K-12 teachers to recognize excellence and dedication in teaching students topics related to civic responsibility. Eligible candidates are those that conduct activities that educate students about beliefs and values that are essential to democracy. One elementary school, middle school, and high school teacher will be selected at the national level. Teachers who promote flag etiquette, civic responsibility, and patriotism are prime candidates for the award. In addition to cash awards, winners will receive commemorative plaques and all-expenses-paid trips to the VFW National Convention.

The VFW Teacher of the Year award is appropriate for teachers who plan field trips to city hall, organize community volunteer projects, invite local veterans to speak in class, or conduct any other activity to help students develop a better understanding of democratic values and beliefs.

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 179165

Number of Grants:

3 (1 elementary, 1 middle, and 1 high school teacher)

Estimated Size of Grant:

National Award: $3,000

In addition to cash awards, winners will receive commemorative plaques and all-expenses-paid trips to the VFW National Convention.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

All current certified/licensed teachers in grades K-12 are eligible. Previous national winners are ineligible.

Nominations can be submitted by themselves, fellow teachers, supervisors, family members or other interested individuals.

Pre-Application Information:

Entry Deadline: October 31, 2021

Effective this year, VFW Post Teacher Award Chairman may submit a candidate to their Department Headquarters by January 1 in each category. The Department may select a single candidate for each of the three awards and submit those to VFW National Headquarters by February 1. VFW’s Department Teacher winners that are received at National Headquarters will receive a VFW National citation for both the winning teacher and their school in each grade category.

Contact Information:

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

Nominate online: https://vfworg-cdn.azureedge.net/-/media/VFWSite/Files/MY_VFW/Training-and-Support/Community-Service/Teacher-Entry-Form.pdf?v=1&d=20200810T202822Z&la=en

Please submit your completed nomination form signed, along with the required documentation, the recommended letter, to your local VFW Post. Visit vfw.org/Find-a-Post for Post locations or call VFW Programs Department at 816.756.3390 ext. 6287 to find the Post nearest you.

For assistance contact:
816.756.3390 ext. 6287
Email: tbeauchamp@vfw.org

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