An online subscription is required to access the content on this website.
SUBSCRIBE TODAY to have total access 24 hours a day to the Newberry News.
2019-02-06 / Local News

Education Enrichment Award Applications Available

Grow & Lead: Community and Youth Development has announced that it is now accepting applications for the Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award in honor of former Grow & Lead president and CEO, Judy Watson Olson.

This $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers or organizations with programs that help youth succeed academically. Examples of potential projects include homework clubs, field trips, mentoring or literacy support. It is preferred that funds be utilized within one year.

Applicants must be from Upper Peninsula school districts, College Access Networks or other youthserving organizations. Selection will be based on how the program addresses an unmet need, how it helps youth succeed academically, the number of youth served and other compelling data as determined by the selection committee.

The recipient organization CEO will be responsible for ensuring that award funds are utilized according to the approved project purpose. A brief evaluation report, including financial reporting, will be required. Awardees must be nonprofit organizations. The deadline to apply is Friday, March 8.

The winner of the award will be recognized at the Excellence in Education Week Awards Program April 29 at Northern Michigan University.

Previous winners include:

2018 – Teaching Family Homes, Newberry

2017 – Linda Wagner, Gwinn Area Public Schools

2016 – Friends of Munising Public Library

2015 – Delta County Suicide Prevention Task Force

2014 – Clear Lake Education Center

Return to top