Freida J. Riley Teacher Award
To identify and reward an American teacher (grades K-12) who has overcome tremendous personal adversity, or made an enormous sacrifice in order to positively impact students.
General information about this opportunity
Last Known Status
Deleted 03/31/2010 (Archived.)
Agency: Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation
Type(s) of Assistance Offered
Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use
Fiscal Year 2009: No Current Data Available Fiscal Year 2010: Program is now sponsored and administered by the National Museum of Education, Akron, OH, email: email@example.com. Fiscal Year 2011: No Current Data Available
Christopher Columbus Quincentenary Coins and Fellowship Foundation, Title IV, Section 400-429, Public Law 102-281, 106 Stat. 139-145, 20 U.S.C 5701-5708.
Who is eligible to apply/benefit from this assistance?
Applicant must be an American teacher (grades K-12) who works with a personal physical disability, teaches in an especially challenging educational environment or has performed a heroic act by making an exceptional, personal or physical sacrifice on behalf of students.
U.S. citizen, teacher (grades K-12).
No Credentials or documentation are required. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-87.
What is the process for applying and being award this assistance?
Preapplication coordination is not applicable. Environmental impact information is not required for this program. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-102. This program is excluded from coverage under OMB Circular No. A-110. In public/private partnership with the West Virginia Freida J. Riley Teacher Award Committee, the Foundation will present the Freida J. Riley Teacher Award to a current full-time U.S. teacher (grades K-12). Applications are limited to certified classroom teachers who presently teach full-time (grades K-12), in an accredited U.S. public, private, or charter school, â€świth a physical disability, dealing with an especially challenging educational environment, or who has performed a heroic act on behalf of his/her students." The award will not be given posthumously. Applications (Nomination forms) may be downloaded to nominate individuals who meet the eligibility requirements stated above. Completed Nomination forms must be received by March 2, 2009. Only Nominations that meet the eligibility requirements stated above are accepted. Nominations will be accepted from all 50 States, territories and possessions. Individuals that wish to nominate a teacher for the Award must download the Nomination form from http://www.columbusfdn.org/freidajriley/default.asp. Information may be requested from the West Virginia Freida J. Riley Teacher Award Committee, Post Office Box 4157, Clarksburg, WV 26302, or the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, 110 Genesee Street, Suite 390, Auburn, NY 13021. The Nomination packet must include: a Nomination Letter: Typed double-space, not to exceed three pages; completed and signed Basic Data Sheet; a completed and signed Nominee Consent Signature form; a typed Biographical or Nominee Autobiographical Sketch not to exceed five (5) pages, preferably narrative; and Letter(s) of Support - at least one letter, and no more than three letters, from colleagues, administrators, students or parents.
Nomination packets are reviewed by the West Virginia Freida J. Riley Teacher Award Committee. The packets are then reviewed and evaluated by a panel of national judges. The West Virginia Freida J. Riley Teacher Award Committee selects the winner. The Award will be presented by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, in partnership with the West Virginia Freida J. Riley Teacher Award Committee on May 5, 2009 in Bridgeport, WV.
Mar 02, 2009
Approval/Disapproval Decision Time
How are proposals selected?
How may assistance be used?
As the recipient chooses.
What are the requirements after being awarded this opportunity?
No Data Available.
Other Assistance Considerations
Formula and Matching Requirements
Statutory formulas are not applicable to this program.
Matching requirements are not applicable to this program.
MOE requirements are not applicable to this program.
Length and Time Phasing of Assistance
Not applicable. Method of awarding/releasing assistance: lump sum.
Who do I contact about this opportunity?
Regional or Local Office
Judith Shellenberger 110 Genesee Street, Suite 390, Auburn, New York 13021 Email: JUDITHMSCOLUMBUS@CS.COM
Phone: (315) 258-0090 Fax: (315) 258-0093
(Direct Payments with Unrestricted Use) FY 08 $10,000; FY 09 est $10,000; FY 10 est $0
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