NCRA and ILA Awards and Grants
The North Carolina Reading Association (NCRA) recognizes contributions that members, individuals and organizations make to literacy with several awards offered annually. The James B. Hunt Celebrate Literacy Award supports local literacy contributions of individuals or groups, while the Mary Ellen Skidmore Project Grants recognize local councils for their outstanding literacy projects. NCRA also funds scholarships for members who plan to pursue a master’s degree or doctorate in literacy or a related field. Local councils and/or its members may apply for Project Grants, the Celebrate Literacy Award, and Scholarships.
The International Literacy Association (ILA) offers numerous awards and grants for councils, members, teachers, graduate students, and authors. For example, the ILA offers exemplary councils the Award of Excellence. N.C. schools at all levels qualify for ILA’s Exemplary Reading Award. ILA also supports global connections, designates councils as “Honor Councils” for well-rounded programs and honors a local, student or special interest ILA council for outstanding community service.
|NAME OF AWARD/GRANT||SPONSOR / CANDIDATE TYPE||DUE DATE||LINK FOR DETAILS/APPLICATION||MANAGER OF GRANT|
|Award of Excellence||ILA / State Councils||1/4/2017||Link here||Jane Kline firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Honor Council||ILA / Local Councils||1/4/2017||Link here||Local Councils Danna Grimes email@example.com|
|Celebrate Literacy: James B Hunt||ILA/ Local Councils||In process||Link here||Lauren Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Mary Ellen Skidmore Project Grants||NCRA / Local Councils||Membership data due: 12/15/2016.||Link here||Lauren Johnson email@example.com|
|Local Council Community Service||ILA / Local Councils||12/15/2016
Intent to participate due now
|Link here||Local Councils|
|Exemplary Reading Program||ILA / Local Councils||11/28/2016||Link here||Lauren Johnson firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Scholarships||NCRA / Members||02/01/2017||Link here||Jane Kline email@example.com|
|Young Authors||NCRA / Local Council (members)||12/08/2017||Link here||Young Authors Chair: Jenni Carowan firstname.lastname@example.org|
For a complete list of ILA’s awards, visit http://literacyworldwide.org/about-us/awards-grants.