Contact: Deanna Pokorny,

NSRA offers two (2) $500 Scholarships.  Applications are due on October 1 of each year and recognized during the annual conference in Feb.  Junior, Senior, or Graduate Students that are currently enrolled in a Teacher Education program at a Nebraska post-secondary and a resident of the state of Nebraska may apply.

    Program Information
    Program Criteria
    Program Application
Student Ambassador Program
Contact Julie Agard,

Student Ambassador Program. An opportunity for professional growth and networking for pre service teachers during the annual conference.

Student Membership
Contact Julie Agard,
Learn more about our Student Membership

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Celebrate Literacy Award
Contact Marilyn Coon,

The Celebrate Literacy Award recognizes individuals, organizations, and institutions that have made a significant literacy contribution at the local, state, or provincial level. State Nominations are due Oct 1 to be recognized during the annual conference in February. NSRA Celebrate Literacy Award Guidelines  

For more information go to IRA

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Distinguished Educator Award
Contact Marla Jones,

The Distinguished Educator Award recognizes an educator (administrator, teacher, para, media specialist) who has supported literacy.  State nominations are due Oct. 1 to be recognized during the annual conference in February. 
Scoring Rubric

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Exemplary Reading Program Award
Contact Julie Agard,

The Exemplary Reading Program Award recognizes outstanding reading and language arts programs at all grade levels (elementary, middle, and high school).
Its purpose is to call the public's attention to outstanding programs in schools throughout Canada and the United States.

Applications are due at IRA by Nov 15, which is followed by a school site visit from the state committee.  The state committee will select one school to recognize at the IRA Convention.

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Contact Karen Heafer,

NSRA provides sponsorships for projects promoting literacy throughout the state.  Applications are due Oct. 1
Sponsorship application

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Nebraska All Star Award
Contact Linda Placzek,

NSRA recognizes local councils for their efforts in promoting literacy in their counties. Applications Due June 1, email Shirley or Laurie for mailing information
All Star

All Star Award Proxy Form
All Star Local Council Officers 2013-2014 Form

IRA Honor Council Award
IRA Council Program Associate,

IRA annually recognizes local councils that conduct programs serving their members, community, state association, and IRA.

Due date March 1

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Membership Grant
Contact Linda Placzek,

NSRA has suspended the Membership Grant for 2013-2014.
Membership Grant Application
Grant Guidelines
Building A Successful Council

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Professional Development Grant
Contact Hannah Walters,

NSRA has suspended the Professional Development Grant for 2013-2014.
Professional Development Grant Application

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Community Literacy Grant
Contact Pat Baker,

NSRA has suspended the Community Literacy Grant for 2013-2014.
Community Literacy Grant Application

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Additional Grant Opportunities

Verizon Foundation Funding Goals and Partnership Guidelines
To improve literacy and strengthen educational achievement for children and adults by preparing them for success in the 21st Century.
GrantsAlert Our mission is to help teachers, schools, and related organizations to find and capture resources to do their work and do it well.

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