The 2017 Teacher Awards by The John Marshall Foundation

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The 2017 Teacher Awards Application Information

On May 1st, 2017, at the Richmond Bar Association’s Annual Law Day Luncheon, The John Marshall Foundation will present one high school and one middle school teacher each with a $2500.00 cash prize and a certificate. These awards — given each year since 1989 — represent excellence in teaching the Constitution both inside and outside the classroom. The John Marshall Foundation is most grateful to Hunton & Williams and to Kaplan, Voekler, Cunningham and Frank Law Firms for their support in sponsoring the Teacher Awards, and also for assisting the Foundation in advertising the award information to public and private secondary schools throughout Virginia, and for their help in collecting and judging the applications.

Eligibility and Criteria

Any public or private middle or high school classroom teacher in Virginia who has been teaching for a minimum of five years is eligible for the award. Each winner will be selected on the basis of his or her demonstrated knowledge of and enthusiasm for the United States Constitution as evidenced through activities inside and outside of the classroom. Note: If you submitted an unsuccessful application within the past three years (2014, 2015, or 2016), you may simply re-submit the original application and just add a one-page description of your related activities during the past year.  Previous winners of the award are not eligible.


A $2,500 award will be presented to one middle school winner and to one high school winner.


Applications must be postmarked by Friday, March 24, 2017 Awards will be presented on May 1, 2017 during a special ceremony at the Richmond Bar Association’s Law Day Luncheon.

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