Thursday, March 01, 2007

Drop Everything and Read Bookshelf Awards

In celebration of National Drop Everything And Read (D.E.A.R.) Day, The NEA Foundation and the National Education Association (NEA) offer the D.E.A.R. Bookshelf Awards. These awards are made possible in part with support from HarperCollinsChildren'sBooks as part of the NEA's commitment to promote children's literacy and motivate readers of all ages. This program awards $500 to public schools for the purchase of books and reading materials that will entice students to drop everything and read!

Eligibility: Only one eligible applicant per school may submit an application. The applicant must be a practicing preK-12 teacher, school librarian, or education support professional in a U.S. public school. The applicant must agree to serve as the contact person for the award and all related public relations activities.

Deadline: Applications are due to The NEA Foundation by 5:00 p.m. EST on March 12, 2007. Applications must be submitted as an e-mail attachment as sent to

Amount: The NEA and NEA Foundation will make 100 awards of $500 each.