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Voya Unsung Heroes Awards

Voya Unsung Heroes Awards

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About This Scholarship

The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards is an annual program that recognizes and rewards K-12 educators in the United States who have innovative ideas to improve student learning. The program is open to full-time educators, including teachers, librarians, counselors, and administrators, who work in a school that is registered with Voya Financial.

In addition to the financial awards, winners of the Voya Unsung Heroes Awards receive national recognition and exposure through media outlets and conferences. They are also invited to attend an awards ceremony and participate in professional development opportunities and networking events.

The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards not only provides financial support to educators but also recognizes and promotes innovative teaching strategies that can have a positive impact on student learning. By investing in the ideas and projects of passionate educators, the program is helping to ensure that our students have access to the best possible education and opportunities.

Eligibility Criteria For Voya Unsung Heroes Awards

The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards is a program that recognizes innovative K-12 educators who are making a positive impact on the lives of their students. To be eligible for the award, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be a full-time, K-12 educator in a public or private school in the United States.
  • Have at least two years of teaching experience.
  • Have a project or program that is innovative, creative, and designed to enhance student learning.
  • Submit a detailed description of the project or program, including how it will impact students and how it aligns with state standards.
  • Provide a budget for the project or program, including how the award funds will be used.
  • Agree to allow Voya to use their name, photo, and project description for promotional purposes.

In addition to meeting the eligibility criteria, applicants must also submit a completed application, including the project description and budget, and two letters of recommendation.

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