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Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program


Sponsored by Voya Financial, administered by Scholarship Management Services, a division of Scholarship America

Contact:Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program
c/o Scholarship America
7900 International Dr. Ste. 500
Minneapolis, MN 55425

Phone: 952.830.7300; 800.279.2083 (Toll-free)
Description:For nearly 20 years, Voya Unsung Heroes has awarded nearly $4 million in grants to kindergarten through grade 12 educators utilizing new methods and techniques that improve learning. The programís past winners have inspired success in the classroom and impacted countless numbers of students. Each year, 100 educators are selected to receive a grant to help fund their innovative class projects. The top three projects are chosen to receive additional funding.

All awards must be used to further projects within the school or school system. Previous recipients of Voya Unsung Heroes awards are not eligible to apply for another award. Applicants must be full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with effective projects that improve student learning, and must work in an accredited kindergarten through grade 12 public or private school located in the US.

The school superintendent, principal, or applicantís immediate supervisor must verify applications. Applications must be submitted electronically.
Eligibility:Public, Private, Charter
Award(s):Grants of $2,000, $5,000, $10,000, and $25,000 are awarded.
Deadline(s):Applications are due April 30, annually.
Focus:General Education, Technology
Grade Level(s):Adult
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