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Awards to East Texas Teachers to Recognize Outstanding Contributions to Education

ELIGIBILITY:

Geographic Focus

USA: Texas: Angelina, Sabine, and San Augustine counties

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Gilbert I. Low Excellence in Education Award

Beaumont Foundation of America


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #178297

Grant Description

Awards of $10,000 to East Texas full-time teachers to recognize outstanding contributions to education in eligible counties. The purpose of this award is to recognize and celebrate exemplary contributions by teachers whose dedication and leadership inspire a spirit of learning in students of all backgrounds and abilities in Angelina, San Augustine, or Sabine counties.

Low 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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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Low Excellence in Education candidates must:
- Have completed five years teaching experience.
- Be a full-time classroom teacher whose responsibility is the direct instruction of students at a public or non-public school in Angelina, Sabine or San Augustine County.
- 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.

Previous winners are not eligible for nomination

Pre-Application Information:

2023 Timeline:
- Friday, October 28, 2022: Nomination Packet/Application Available to Download on Website
- Friday, January 27, 2023: Completed Nomination/Application Packet Due to Beaumont Foundation by 5:00 PM
- March 2023: Gilbert I. Low Excellence in Education Award Winners Announced
- Tuesday, May 23, 2023: Awards Banquet Honoring the Gilbert I. “Buddy” Low Excellence in Education Award Winners

All applicants will be notified of Honoree selection during the month of March. Information will be sent to the email address you provide.

All nominations must use the approved nomination form. All nominees must complete an application packet if they are interested in participating.

Some teachers apply many times before being selected because there are so many great teachers.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

An elementary, middle school and high school teacher will be selected annually.

Estimated Size of Grant:

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

Contact Information:

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

409-838-1812

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