The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge is proud to announce the Dawbarn Education Awards to recognize extraordinary commitment to inspiring education and learning among the young people of their public schools. The award program is open to individuals who have most successfully inspired, encouraged, and fostered learning in young people below the college level. The purpose of the program is to improve education in their local community by providing cash awards. Total $100,000 award will be awarded during the 24th Annual Dawbarn Education Awards Program($10,000 to each of ten individuals).
The Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge was founded in 1992, they have partnered with hundreds of local donors to invest over seven million dollars in charitable giving into the cities of Staunton, Waynesboro, and the counties of Augusta, Nelson, and Highland.
The Dawbarn Education Awards honor those individuals, who have most successfully:
- Inspired young people to set educational goals
- Encouraged students to reach their full potential
- Fostering a lifelong appreciation of learning in young people below the college level
- Awards may be made to any individual who demonstrates success in fulfilling the purpose of the awards
- Nominations may be made by any person, including supervisors, colleagues or other citizens in the community know about the individual’s contribution to the education of public school students in Staunton, Waynesboro and/or Augusta County
How to Apply:
To apply, the applicant can submit online nomination form by creating an account through the given links: https://app.smarterselect.com/programs/40265-Community-Foundation-Of-The-Central-Blue-Ridge
Two Letters of Recommendation:
- You will be asked to provide the names and contact information for two individuals who are familiar with the nominee’s work and can provide additional specific examples from different perspectives that address the selection criteria.
- Broad-based support for candidates is desirable.
- The selection committee also welcomes letters of recommendation composed by current or former students.
Financial Aid and Award Money:
Community Foundation of the Central Blue Ridge will present awards of $10,000 to each of ten individuals during the 24th Annual Dawbarn Education Awards.
For the 2017 Dawbarn Education Awards Nominations are due by September 4, 2017.
Link for More Information:
If you have any question, contact to Cristina Casado at 540-213-2150 or ccasado-at-cfcbr.org.