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National Rural Education Association

Foundation Awards & Programs

We honor all rural teachers and administrators for their significant contributions to education throughout our nation and congratulate them for their awards and recognitions. We invite you to nominate individuals or submit an application for consideration of these coveted awards.

Awards Annoucement

Due to the virtual conference this year, we will push most of our awards to the fall of 2021. We will, however, award the Chance Memorial Dissertation Award and the 2020 College Board Rural Teacher of the Year.

NREA Foundation Essay Contest
Brzezinski Memorial Award
Chance Memorial Dissertation
The College Board Rural Teacher of the Year
NREA Foundation Rural Hall of Fame
NREA Hero Award
Best Research Award
The NREA Exemplary Practices Award
NREA Outstanding Service Award