Nominate an Education Champion!

The Education Champion award recognizes an individual who has devoted his or her time, expertise and focus in supporting youth and championing education. This individual will stand out among their peers as a passionate, dedicated educator. Nominees must be a committed youth worker who has at least five years of direct impact in service of K-12 Indiana youth.

Nominations for our 2017 Education Champion Award are now closed. Sign up for our monthly newsletter, Chalk Talk, to be updated on when our 2018 Award nominations open!

Award Details:

A $1,000 monetary award to use toward furthering the winner’s educational work.

2 tickets to the 2017 Education Celebration, public recognition at the event and in the media.


January 3 – February 12, 2017 – Nominations open
February 12 – 26, 2017 – Nominees complete application form
March 10, 2017 – Finalists notified
April 3, 2017 – Winner notified
April 20, 2017 – Winner recognized 2017 Education Celebration

Learn more about our past Education Champions

2013 Education Champion: Patrick Jones
2014 Education Champion: Aster Bekele
2015 Education Champion: Dustin Ecker
2016 Education Champion: Rebecca Pfaffenberger