​AWARDS & SCHOLARSHIPS

Best Use of Conference Theme Award

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate classroom teachers whose attitudes and strategies demonstrate the theme of this year's annual convention in their classroom.

Who Can Participate: Classroom teachers who are SCCTE members.

Number of Awards: Five individuals will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate.

Award Criteria: Each entrant will will be nominated by an individual or group of individuals and complete the Nomination Form.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is reponsible for submitting the following information: 

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — about contributions in the classroom and excellent practices exhibited by the recipient.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by November 1 of each year. Materials should be sent to the address on the current nomination form.

SCCTE Leadership Development Award

 

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate outstanding new members of the organization.

Who Can Participate: All members of SCCTE and NCTE who have been members and teachers for no more than 5 years.

Number of Awards: One individual will be selected and recognized.

Award Specifics: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate.

Award Details: The award recipient will be chosen based on his/her professional accomplishments, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated potential for professional growth and leadership.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is reponsible for submitting the following information: 

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, potential for professional growth and leadership, and scholarship in and out of the classroom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

Richard Riley SCCTE Award for English/Language Arts

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate classroom teachers who display outstanding service to our profession.

Who Can Participate: All teachers of ELA who are SCCTE members.

Number of Awards: One individual from the state will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual convention in January and will receive a certificate and plaque.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is reponsible for submitting the following information:

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — about contributions in the classroom and excellent practices exhibited by the recipient.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

SCCTE Affiliate Recognition

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate local affiliates that provide outstanding service to their profession.

Who Can Participate: All local active SCCTE affiliates.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate and plaque.

Award Criteria: Each affiliate will supply the information listed on the SCCTE Affiliate Award Information Form.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

SCCTE Outstanding Administrator's Award

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate administrators who provide outstanding encouragement in support of English Language Arts programs in the district or school.

Who Can Participate: All administrators serving classroom teachers who are SCCTE members.

Number of Awards: Annually, one individual from the state will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate and plaque.

Award Criteria: Each entrant will be nominated by an individual or group of individuals and complete the Nomination Form.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information: 

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to and support of English Language Arts.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

SCCTE Outstanding Service Award

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate classroom teachers who provide outstanding service to their profession.

Who Can Participate: All classroom teachers who are members of SCCTE.

Number of Awards: Annually, one individual from the state will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate and plaque.

Award Criteria: The award recipient will be chosen based on his/her professional service, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated leadership in the field.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is reponsible for submitting the following information: 

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, professional growth and leadership, and service in and out of the classroom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

SCCTE Secondary Section High School Teacher of Excellence

Purpose: The Secondary Section of SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate high school classroom teachers. SCCTE's selection will be entered into the NCTE's Secondary Section Teacher of Excellence award program.

Who Can Participate: High school English teachers in the state of South Carolina who are members of SCCTE and NCTE.

Number of Awards: Annually, one individual from the state will be selected and entered into the NCTE's Secondary Section Teacher of Excellence program.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual convention in January and will receive a certificate and plaque from SCCTE. Awardees will receive a form to submit to their local newspaper acknowledging that they have received this award.

Award Criteria: The award recipient will be chosen on his/her professional accomplishments, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated leadership in the field.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is reponsible for submitting the following information: 

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, professional leadership, and scholarship in and out of the classrom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

SCCTE Literacy Champion Award
 

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate a “literacy champion” who provides outstanding contributions to increasing literacy in his or her school or district. In addition, the award winner shares his or her knowledge of best practices in combating illiteracy and works to increase literacy awareness.

Who Can Participate: All media specialists, literacy coaches, or instructional coaches who are members of SCCTE.

Number of Awards: Annually one individual from the state will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: Each recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate and plaque.

Award Criteria: Each entrant will be nominated by an individual or group of individuals and complete the Nomination Form.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is reponsible for submitting the following information: 

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The honoree's resume

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, professional leadership, and scholarship in and out of the classrom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

SCCTE Coleman Undergraduate Scholarship
Please note: This scholarship is unavailable at this time. It should be available at a later date. Please check back to see if it is available.

Purpose: SCCTE wishes to recognize and celebrate outstanding undergraduate students majoring in some aspect of the teaching of English Language Arts.

Who Can Participate: All undergraduate students majoring in some aspect of the teaching of ELA.

Number of Awards: One individual will be selected and recognized.

Award Details: The award recipient will be recognized at the SCCTE annual conference in January and will receive a certificate and $1,000.

Award Criteria: The award recipient will be chosen based on his/her academic achievement, engagement in the field of English Language Arts teaching, and demonstrated potential for professional growth and leadership.

Nominee Supporting Data: The nominating individual or group is responsible for submitting the following information:

  • Award Information Form (available here)

  • The nominee's resume

  • The nomiee's transcripts (unofficial copies are acceptable)

  • Two letters of support from two different constituencies — professor, administrator, supervisor, chairperson, peer, parent, or student — addressing the nominee's dedication to the teaching profession, potential for professional growth and leadership, and scholarship in and out of the classroom.

Deadline: Documentation should be sent to award administrator by January 15.

FOR MORE INFORMATION

 

Please contact Ginger Dunker

at gingerdunker@yahoo.com

 

© 2019 by Kay Sellers for South Carolina Council of Teachers of English. 

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