Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence seeks nominees for annual academic awards
BY KIM ARCHER World Staff Writer
Tuesday, September 25, 2012
9/25/12 at 5:58 AM
The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is seeking nominations for its 2013 Academic All-State Scholarships and Medal for Excellence Awards.
The foundation is a nonprofit organization that recognizes and encourages academic excellence in Oklahoma's public schools.
Scholarships and educator awards totaling $125,000 will be presented at the foundation's annual Academic Awards Banquet May 18, 2013, at the Cox Convention Center in Oklahoma City.
The event is attended by nearly 1,000 public education supporters and is broadcast statewide on public television.
Nominations are being accepted in the following categories:
Anyone may nominate an educator for a Medal for Excellence Award.
- Academic All-State - honors 100 public high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarships. Students must be nominated by their superintendents or principals. Students must meet at least one of following requirements: a composite ACT score of at least 30; a combined SAT critical reading and math score of at least 1340; or be selected as a semi-finalist for a National Merit, National Achievement or National Hispanic Scholarship. Nominations must be postmarked on or before Nov. 30.
- Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Elementary/Secondary Teaching and Administration - honors a public school elementary teacher, a secondary teacher, and an elementary/secondary administrator with $5,000 cash awards and glass sculptures.
- Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Regional University or Community College - honors an outstanding teacher at a public regional university or community college with a $5,000 cash prize and glass sculpture.
- The Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Research University - one educator at a public research university is honored with a $5,000 cash award and glass sculpture.
All of those nominations must be postmarked on or before Nov. 27.
Scholarship and award recipients are chosen by an independent selection committee. Since, 1987, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has awarded more than $4 million in academic awards and scholarships.
For more information, call 405-236-6006 or go online to tulsaworld.com/ofc
Nomination forms are available on the website.
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