Grants and Awards
CEA Public Relations Grants and Awards
The deadline for all 2019-20 CEA PR Awards and Grants is February 28, 2020. For additional details and information, read our brochure.
Public Relations Awards
Public Relations Grants
The Equity Fund's purpose shall be to provide equity among all affiliates in dealing effectively with financial problems. Download our form for guidelines and additional information.
CEA Human and Civil Rights Awards
Nominate your CEA Colleagues!
Select from several award categories such as the Susan B. Anthony Award for Creative Leadership in Women's Rights and Mahatma Gandhi—Martin Luther King Jr. Peace Award.
Not sure what to include in your nomination materials? Download a model HCR Award nomination packet.
John McCormack CEA/NFIE Award for Teaching Excellence
We bet you know many outstanding teachers who might qualify for the John McCormack CEA Award for Teaching Excellence. Here's your chance to nominate one of them (or you can even nominate yourself!). The application will not take long, and the reward is definitely worth it — $2,000 from the CEA, plus an all-expenses paid trip to the NEA Foundation's Annual Salute to Excellence in Education Gala in Washington D.C.
We are looking for candidates who are creative, student-focused, culturally responsive, dedicated to life-long learning, and strong advocates for public education.
The individual selected to be the John McCormack Award winner also becomes the CEA's nominee for two additional prestigious awards: The Horace Mann Award and the NEA/NFIE Award. Five individuals will receive a Horace Mann Award and a prize of $10,000 each, and one person will be selected for the NEA/NFIE Award with a grand prize of $25,000.
The CEA member who receives this award will be CEA's nominee for the NEA Foundation Award for Teaching Excellence.
Why You Should Apply for the John McCormack CEA Award for Teaching Excellence
Watch Wallingford teacher and 2013 McCormack Award winner Chris Stone explain the many opportunities this award has opened up to him, and find out why he encourages you to apply today!