Below is a list of the awards that local councils and individuals may apply for.
- ARA members may nominate themselves or others for the following awards and grants:
Is awarded to a building or district level administrator who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in promoting reading. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org Click here if you prefer the application in Word.
Up to $500 in grant monies is available for studies and research. (Note: the $750 amount listed in the newsletter was incorrect.) Contact email@example.com
One state conference registration is awarded to one member selected by each local council. In addition, from the local council award recipients, one will be randomly selected to receive $500 to be use to attend the national ILA conference.
Deadline: Must be postmarked by October 1
Ten Local Council Literacy Grants will be awarded on a first come first served basis from August 1 through Feb 15. For online forms click here: Literacy Project Application, Literacy Project Evaluation. For a printable and mail-able form, click here. The guidelines are also listed in this document. An evaluation is required along with receipts following completion of the grant. Failure to submit an evaluation will result in the council not being able to apply for future local council literacy grants. Printable evaluation form. Proposals and/or questions should be addressed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Presented to Local Council Presidents that meet criteria and deadlines. Contact email@example.com
Presented to the top three local councils with the greatest percentage of increase in the ARA membership and the local council with the greatest percentage of increase in ILA memberships. Contact Krista Underwood, Director of Membership firstname.lastname@example.org
Deadline: March 10
Local councils nominate three honorees who have made significant contributions to literacy in Arkansas:
Deadline Must be postmarked by January 15
ARA contributes $100 to each local council that earns ILA Honor Council status. A quick check list has been added here but more detailed information is available through ILA.
Due January 4
The Exemplary Reading Program Award honors the school having an outstanding reading program.
Deadline: December 15.
The Nila Banton Smith Award gives $800 to a classroom teacher or reading specialist who has made an outstanding contribution in helping students become more proficient readers of content instructional materials. Deadline: January 15.
The Outstanding Teacher Educator in Reading Award honors an outstanding college or university teacher of reading methods or reading-related courses.
Deadline: January 15.
The Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Award honors an outstanding K-6 teacher dedicated to improving through reflective writing about his/her teaching and learning process.
Deadline: January 15.
Technology and Literacy Award honors educators making innovative use of technology in the classroom.
Deadline January 15.