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$100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge


Sponsored by Farmers Group, Inc., Thank America’s Teachers

Contact:Farmers Group, Inc.
4680 Wilshire Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90010

Description:Through Thank America's Teachers, the $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge aims to help fulfill teachers’ dream projects that go beyond the classroom and touch schools and communities in a profound and positive way. Applicants must be current full-time kindergarten through grade 12 teachers in the United States.

Proposals for the $100,000 Dream Big Teacher Challenge requires applicants to provide not only a detailed description of the project, but also an itemized breakdown of budget, supplies, staff hours, and reasonable time lines to execute the idea.

All qualified submissions are first evaluated by a panel of judges that chooses 15 finalists across the country. The finalist proposals are posted online and voted on. The proposals that receive the most votes in their region will be named the winner. Up to six winners may be declared. Official contest rules including the regions are available on the website.
Eligibility:Private, Charter, Public
Award(s):Grants of $100,000 each are awarded.
Deadline(s):Proposals are due June 30, 2015.
Focus:Community Involvement, General Education
Grade Level(s):K-2, 6-8, 3-5, 9-12
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