Nominate an NPEA Member for the 2017 
Award for Excellence in Educational Access:
Nominations Now Being Accepted through February 28
Award for Excellence  in Educational Access
Presented by the National Partnership for Educational Access (NPEA) and the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
For the second year in a row, NPEA Member Jack Kent Cooke Foundation is generously sponsoring the Award for Excellence in Educational Access . The Award will recognize an NPEA Member Organization, Program, or School that has made a notable difference in the lives of underrepresented students and has demonstrated:
  1. Effective practices in supporting underrepresented students with high-quality educational opportunities along the K-16 continuum;
  2. Commitment to using data to inform and improve programming as well as organizational/school practices more broadly;
  3. Support for students' personal growth and success as critical thinkers, ethical leaders, and supportive community members;
  4. Commitment to sustainability, including evidence of systems that support long-term success and/or potential growth;
  5. Leadership in the community and commitment to the field of educational access; and
  6. Creative problem-solving, innovation, adaptability, and productive growth in meeting the needs of their constituents.

The winner of the award will be announced at the 2017 national conference. The conference, Journeys to Success: Equity and Access for All Students, will be held on April 5-7, 2017 at the Hyatt Regency Cambridge, Overlooking Boston, in Cambridge, MA. Please note: While encouraged, n ominees are not required to attend the conference to be eligible for the award.

In addition to a formal announcement and recognition at the conference, the winner will receive:
  • A $5,000 monetary award for the member organization/school, made possible through the generous award sponsor, Jack Kent Cooke Foundation
  • Recognition on the NPEA website, NPEA's Twitter and Facebook pages, and in the NPEA newsletter
View the press release to learn more about this year's Award.
Nomination Instructions:

Download an overview document outlining the Award details and  submit a nomination by Tuesday, February 28. All nominations will be reviewed by a committee, and the winner will be announced at the 2017 NPEA Conference in Boston, MA on April 5-7, 2017.
Submit a Nomination
Questions? Please contact Carrie Tate , Assistant Director of NPEA, or Karin Elliott , Executive Director of NPEA.