Acei Awards, Honors, and Grants

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Acei Awards, Honors, and Grants


Outstanding Member Service Award

This award recognizes the outstanding contributions made by an ACEI member to the betterment of children, to the field of education, and to ACEI. Winners, approved by the Executive Board, are named at the Annual Conference. Nominations deadline: February 15. Note: This award should not be confused with similar ones that Branches bestow on local members.

Elizabeth Breathwaite Mini-Grant

Two mini-grants of $500 each are available to ACEI members for the implementation of outstanding educational experiences for children. Projects are evaluated on the basis of quality and importance to children's education. Funded proposals must be described in an article to be published by ACEI or presented at the Conference. Priority will be given to those who have not been awarded a grant in the past three years. Proposals, including a description and potential outcomes, must reach ACEI Headquarters by February 15.

Elizabeth Breathwaite Student Leadership Award

Student Leadership Awards of $300 each are available to college students who are ACEI members. The award must be used to help defray the costs of attending the Annual Conference. In addition, the awardees' conference registration fee will be waived. Winners are recognized in the ACEI Exchange and at the conference. Criteria include: evidence of leadership and participation in professional, social, and civic activities; school activities; letters of recommendation; interest in teaching or child-related occupations; and ACEI activities. Application deadline: November 15.

ACEI Friends of Children Award

This award was established to honor a non-ACEI member who works outside the field of education, whose work has improved the quality of life for children, and who demonstrates a commitment to children on a national or international level. Nominations deadline: February 15. This award will be given at the Annual Conference.

Patty Smith Hill Award

This award recognizes one outstanding ACEI member who has contributed significantly to the betterment of ACEI and children. Final selection is made by the Executive Board; nominees remain in the candidate pool for three years for consideration. The qualifications include membership in ACEI for 20 years or more; exemplary, consistent contributions to ACEI; and achievements in the field of childhood education that have brought ACEI recognition. Nomination materials include: a letter of nomination, current curriculum vitae, and a summary of contributions to ACEI. The winner will be announced at the conference. This award may be presented posthumously. Nomination deadline: February 15.

Roll of Honor

Deceased ACEI members who served the Association with distinction and contributed significantly to the betterment of children can be nominated to have their names inscribed on the Roll of Honor and included in the Book of Remembrances. To nominate an individual, please submit a contribution to the ACEI Memorial Endowment Fund, a letter of intent, and a completed recommendation form to ACEI Headquarters. Nominees are approved by the Executive Board. Contact Headquarters for a recommendation form.

ACEI Branch Awards and Grants Guidelines

* All submissions for consideration must be made by March 15.

* Submissions are reviewed at the conference.

* Winners (one per category) are announced at the Annual Business Meeting.

* Judges include Membership Department staff and one member each from the Presidents' Council and the Membership and Program Development Committees. Judges will be excluded from judging submissions from their own Branches.

* Winners will be recognized in the ACEI Exchange.

* Winners receive a Certificate of Recognition and a check for $50 to be used to promote future Branch programs (the Branch Development Grant is $150).

* Entries can be applied to only one award. …

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