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Awards to USA K-12 School Educators and Employees to Recognize Excellence and Leadership in Schools

LifeChanger of the Year Awards


GrantWatch ID# 186015
Agency: Foundation

Funding Source
National Life Group and National Life Group Foundation
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Geographic Focus
All USA

Important Dates
Deadline: 12/31/22 - Deadline for all awards except for LifeChanger Spotlight Award and LifeChanger Spotlight Award; See below for more deadlines

Grant Description
Awards to USA K-12 educators, administrators, and school staff members to recognize outstanding efforts to positively impact the lives of students. Nominations are accepted for educators and employees in public, charter, and private schools. The purpose of the program is to honor teachers and staff who exemplify excellence, positive influence, and leadership.

LifeChanger of the Year is an annual program recognizing K-12 educators and school employees across the country. The program celebrates those who are making a significant difference in the lives of students by exemplifying excellence, positive influence, and leadership. 

To be considered for a LifeChanger of the Year award, nominees must:

  • Make a positive impact in the lives of students
  • Enhance their school or district’s atmosphere, culture and pride
  • Demonstrate exemplary leadership at the school and/or district level
  • Possess a proven record of professional excellence
  • Show commitment to building a nurturing environment that supports learning
  • Adhere to the highest moral and ethical standards

Awards:

  • Grand Prize Winner
  • Grand Prize Finalists
  • LifeChanger Awards
  • LifeChanger Spirit Award: Given to the LifeChanger whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination.
  • LifeChanger Spotlight Award: Given to a LifeChanger in a specific discipline each year.
  • LifeChanger Capstone Award: Given to a LifeChanger who’s retiring at the end of the 2021-22 school year.


Recipient

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

Additional Criteria for Eligibility
Nominee must be a K-12 educator, teacher, administrator, or any member of a school’s staff who makes a positive difference in the lives of students.

All K-12 public, private, and charter school or school district employees are eligible for LifeChanger of the Year. LifeChangers are teachers, principals, administrators, nurses, custodians, cooks, librarians, bus drivers, parent liaisons, coaches, superintendents, and counselors, just to name a few. They are the people in schools who are making a positive difference for students.

Pre-Application Information
Nomination Deadlines:
- Grant Prize Winner: December 31, 2022
- Grand Prize Finalists: December 31, 2022
- LifeChanger Awards: December 31, 2022
- LifeChanger Spirit Award: December 31, 2022
- LifeChanger Spotlight Award: October 31, 2022
- LifeChanger Capstone Award: May 31, 2022

Overview: https://www.lifechangeroftheyear.com/overview
How it Works: https://www.lifechangeroftheyear.com/how-it-works
FAQs: https://www.lifechangeroftheyear.com/faqs

Number of Grants
Grand Prize: 1 award; Grand Prize Finalists: 4 awards; LifeChanger Awards: 10 awards; LifeChanger Spirit Award: 1 award; LifeChanger Spotlight Award: 1 award; LifeChanger Capstone Award: 1 award

Estimated Size of Grant
- Grand Prize Winner: $10,000 to be split between a $5,000 individual cash award and a $5,000 donation to the winner’s school/district
- Grand Prize Finalists: $5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district
- LifeChanger Awards: $3,000 to be split between a $1,500 individual cash award and a $1,500 donation to the winner’s school/district
- LifeChanger Spirit Award: $5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district
- LifeChanger Spotlight Award: $5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district
- LifeChanger Capstone Award: $3,000 to be split between a $1,500 individual cash award and a $1,500 donation to the winner’s school/district

Contact Information
Online nomination form: http://app.lifechangeroftheyear.com/

Contact page: https://www.lifechangeroftheyear.com/contact

LifeChanger of the Year
National Life Group
1 National Life Dr
Montpelier, Vermont 05604

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