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Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award

Awards to Southeast Texas Teachers for
Contributions to the Quality of Education

Agency Type:

Foundation / Corporation

Funding Source:

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Beaumont Foundation of America

Deadline Date:

01/17/20 - 5:00 PM Receipt


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Awards of $10,000 to Southeast Texas full-time teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to education in Jefferson, Hardin, Orange, Jasper, Tyler, and Newton counties. The purpose of this awards program is to recognize and celebrate the exemplary contributions of teachers whose dedication and leadership inspires a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities.

Reaud Excellence in Education candidates should exemplify the highest standards and practices of the teaching profession. These qualities include but are not limited to:

  • Dedication, knowledge, and skill.
  • The expertise to inspire students of all backgrounds and abilities;
  • A demonstrated distinguished classroom practice;
  • Professionalism and collegiality;
  • High standards for themselves and their students;
  • The ability to create a classroom environment conducive to learning;
  • Commitment to students and their learning;
  • The respect and admiration of students, parents, and colleagues;
  • Contribution to the wider school community

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GrantWatch ID#: 178296

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Number of Grants:

Fifteen teachers are selected annually. Completed Nomination/Application Packets will be submitted to the Foundation for final selection of the Excellence in Education Award Winners. Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Tyler, Jasper, and Newton Counties are divided into five geographic regions. An elementary, middle and high school teacher will be selected from each geographic region.

Estimated Size of Grant:

Each Award Recipient will be honored at an awards gala and receive a crystal obelisk, a portrait and $10,000.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Reaud Excellence in Education candidates must:
- Have completed five years teaching experience.
- Be a full-time classroom teacher at a public or non-public school in Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Tyler, Jasper, or - Newton County whose responsibility is the direct instruction of students.
- Complete the Foundation’s application packet by the stated deadline.

Schools or individuals are invited to nominate teachers; however, a teacher may not self-nominate. Also, nominations cannot be made by immediate family.

Pre-Application Information:

- November 1, 2019: Nomination/Application Packet available to download on website
- January 17, 2020: Nomination/Application Packet deadline by 5:00 PM
- March 2020: Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award Winners Announced
- May 5, 2020: Awards Banquet Honoring the Wayne A. Reaud Excellence in Education Award Winners

All nominees must complete an application packet if they are interested in participating.

Contact Information:

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

Nominations should be sent to:
The Beaumont Foundation
470 Orleans, 1st Floor
Beaumont, Texas 77701

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Geographic Focus:

USA: Texas: Jefferson, Orange, Hardin, Tyler, Jasper, and Newton counties

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