DEADLINE: MONDAY, JANUARY 18, 2016
Teachers are the unsung heroes of our communities. They work hard as mentors and guides to help students from all backgrounds discover their talents and strive to reach their goals. Often overlooked, a dedicated and perceptive teacher makes the difference between the success and failure of a student who is struggling.
Purpose of the Award
The McEwen Family Teacher Recognition Award was established to shine the spotlight on the contributions high school teachers make to our students and communities through their mentorship. The award celebrates teachers who go above and beyond teaching the curriculum to ensure their students succeed not just academically but personally as well.
Nominate Your Teacher
You are eligible to nominate a high school teacher if you are currently enrolled in the Faculty of Applied Science at UBC and received your pre-university education in British Columbia or elsewhere in Canada. The teacher you nominate must have been teaching in a Canadian school.
To nominate your teacher, you will need to:
- complete the nomination form
- write a letter (no more than two pages) outlining the positive impact this teacher has had on your life and academic path, and why you believe they should receive the award
- Optional: include up to 4 letters of support from other people who wish to support the nomination
The winning teacher will receive $5,000 to spend on school enrichment activities, programs or development. They will also be asked to nominate a current high school student to receive a $5,000 scholarship to attend UBC. The UBC Engineering student who nominated the winning teacher will receive $250 in recognition of their efforts.
Celebrating the Winner
The UBC Faculty of Applied Science will recognize and celebrate the winning teacher at the annual Engineering Excellence Event in the spring. The winning teacher will be invited to attend this event with their family and the nominating student.
Paying it Forward
By recognizing the often unnoticed contributions and achievements of high school teachers, the McEwen Family Teacher Recognition Award highlights the importance of teachers to our communities and future generations. The award also encourages students to reflect on the impact their teachers had on their success, and provides financial support for both teachers and students to continue their efforts—thus, students “pay it forward” for the guidance they received.
Submitting your Nomination
Complete the nomination form and e-mail it, along with your letter(s) of support, all as PDF files to email@example.com by Monday, January 18, 2016.
If you have questions about the nomination process, please contact Victoria Chang at firstname.lastname@example.org.