Are you an innovative teacher with vision for the future? Could you use an extra $2,000 to $25,000 to fund a special project in your class or school? The Voya Unsung Heroes Awards are just what you have been looking for! According to their website, the Voya Unsung Heroes Program awards over $5 million in awarded grants to deserving educators in the United States. Every year, Voya selects 50 educators to receive $2,000 to help fund their innovative class projects. Out of the selected 50, three receive additional awards in the amounts of $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000.
Who is eligible to apply for the Voya Unsung Heroes Awards?
Applicants to the Voya Unsung Heroes Awards Program must be:
- Employed by an accredited K-12 public or private school located in the United States.
- Full-time educators, teachers, principals, paraprofessionals, or classified staff with effective and innovative projects that improve student learning.
All K-12 education professionals, whether or not they are clients of Voya Financial, are eligible.
Applications must be verified by the school superintendent, principal or applicant’s immediate supervisor. If selected as a finalist, school officials will verify your employment status and proposed project.
How much are these awards worth?
There are multiple award levels: the first 50 educators selected receive $2,000 to fund their innovative class projects. Out of the initial 50 $2,000 award winners, three lucky educators receive the top awards of an additional $5,000, $10,000 and $25,000! Wow, that should help with any projects in the works!
When is the deadline to apply?
Submit applications on or before April 30, 2021 by 3:00PM Central Time. All applicants receive notification about the status of their application by June 30, 2021. All awards will be paid to the recipient and his or her school by the end of December 2021.
Best of luck to all applicants!