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Professional Educator Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $750 each

Available To: Professional Educators

Deadline to Apply:  July 15th/December 15th

Winners Announced online: Aug. 1st/Jan. 1st


The Professional Educator Scholarship is a scholarship designed to provide tuition assistance to professional educators. The Professional Educator Scholarship is not a scholarship for student teachers, but is primarily aimed at those teachers who are taking graduate coursework (Master, Ed Specialist, PhD) from an accredited university.

 

Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying:

 

J.Y. Sanders Social Studies Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $500 each

Available To: A+PEL Members Teaching in the Social Sciences

Deadline to Apply: May 15th

Winners Announced online: June 1st

 

The J.Y. Sanders Social Studies Scholarship, given in honor of former Louisiana Governor Jared Young Sanders, is aimed at empowering experienced social studies teachers. As such, the J.Y. Sanders Social Studies Scholarship can be applied to additional coursework and/or instructional materials for the recipient.  Attendance at the annual JY Sanders Conference is required.

Click on the link below to view requirements prior to applying:

Scholarship Eligibility & Guidelines 

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Associate Member Scholarship

Award Amount: Up to $500 each

Available To: A+PEL Associate Members

Deadline to Apply: July 15th/December 15th

Winners Announced online: Aug. 1st/Jan. 1st

This scholarship is intended to assist A+PEL associate members in achieving certification as professional educators through university coursework or alternative certification programs. 

Click on the link below to view requirements prior to applying:

Scholarship Eligibility & Guidelines 

 


 
 

Deborah Nelson/Polly Broussard – Student Teacher Scholarships

Award Amount: Up to $500 each

Available To: Student Teachers

Deadlines to Apply: March 15 for Spring / October 15 for Fall

Winners Announced online: Apr. 1st/Nov. 1st

These scholarships are given in honor of Polly Broussard and the late Deborah Nelson for their years of service and dedication to both the students of Louisiana and A+PEL. Polly Broussard was one of the original founders of A+PEL and also served as A+PEL’s Executive Director. Presently, Polly Broussard continues her service to A+PEL as Director of Legal Services. Deborah Nelson served for many years as a teacher and principal, before serving A+PEL as its first Director of University Programs. 

 

Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying:

Scholarship Guidelines      Scholarship Rubric       Biographical Information Sheet Template

 

 


Grants

Professional Development Grant

Award Amount: Up to $500 each

Available To: Professional Educators

Deadlines to Apply: 
February 15, June 15, and October 15

Winners Announced online: Mar. 1st, July 1st , Nov 1st

 A+PEL supports all avenues of professional development for teachers. A+PEL will assist in the costs associated with a teacher attending an external professional development seminar or conference. Conferences can be either state or national conferences such as AERA or LACUE. 

Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying:

 

Grant Guidelines         Essay Rubric        Sample Essay        Grant Follow-Up Report 


 

National Board Certification Grant

Award Amount: Up to $750 each

Available To: Professional Educators

Deadline to Apply: September 15th

Winners Announced online: Oct. 1st

A+PEL supports teachers through the National Board Certification process through the partial payment of course fees. National Boards represent an intensive professional development experience and a significant recognition of a teacher as a successful professional. 

Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying:

Grant Guidelines        Essay Rubric           Sample Essay         

 

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Professional Instructional Resource Grant

Award Amount: Up to $500 each

Available To: Professional Educators

Deadline to Apply: November 15th

Winners Announced online: Dec. 1st

This grant is aimed at deferring the costs of instructional resources and classroom supplies for teachers. A+PEL realizes that an increasing number of classroom expenses, which were once covered by school, district, or state funds, are being personally paid for by teachers.

Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying:

 

Grant Eligibility & Guidelines
Grant Follow-Up Report

 


 

1st Year Teacher Grant

Award Amount: Up to $500 each

Available To: Professional Educators

Deadline to Apply: November 15th

Winners Announced online: Dec. 1st

This grant is aimed at deferring the costs of instructional resources and classroom supplies for first year teachers. A+PEL realizes that an increasing number of classroom expenses, which were once covered by school, district, or state funds, are being personally paid for by teachers. As a first year teacher, individuals may be in particular need of assistance in setting up theirclassroom. 

Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying:

Grant Eligibility & Guidelines
Grant Follow-Up Report

 

 


Associate Member Instructional Resources Grant

Award Amount: Up to $500 each

Available To: A+PEL Associate Members

Deadline to Apply: November 15th

Winners Announced online: Dec. 1st

This grant is aimed at deferring the costs of instructional resources and classroom supplies for members. A+PEL realizes that an increasing number of classroom expenses, which were once covered by school, district, or state funds, are being personally paid for by members in the classroom.

Click on the links below to view requirements prior to applying:

Grant Eligibility & Guidelines
        Grant Follow-Up Report
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Special Awards

School Volunteer Awards

The annual A+PEL School Volunteer Awards Program is designed to recognize the many valuable contributions made by Louisiana school volunteers. Additionally, the program is intended to increase awareness of the importance of parental and citizen involvement in Louisiana’s public education.

Available To: Volunteers meeting selection criteria listed below

Nominations are accepted Jan 1 - April 1

To nominate a school volunteer:

Nominee selection is based on 3 criteria:

  1. Time, energy or resources in school service

  2. Services rendered at school, parish and state level

  3. Leadership

A reception honoring the school volunteers will take place in June at the Governor’s Mansion. Invitations will be sent to the volunteer award recipients, principals, superintendents, nominating teachers, legislators, and BESE members.


Scholarships by Other Organizations 

Fund for Teachers Fellowship

Fund for Teachers supports educators' efforts to develop skills, knowledge and confidence that impact student achievement. By trusting teachers to design unique fellowships, Fund for Teachers grants validate teachers' professionalism and leadership, as well. Since 2001, Fund for Teachers has invested $20 million in more than 5,500 teachers, transforming grants into growth for teachers and their students. Grants are offered at up to $5,000 for individuals and $10,000 for teams.

Learn more about Fund for Teachers on the Louisiana Program Guidelines or sign up for an information session on the Calendar of Events.

Questions? Contact Perrin Worrell at perrin.worrell@fundforteachers.org or 713.296.6061713.296.6061.

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