Community Builder

Winners Announced!

Investing in our Schools

Since 2010 the OnPoint Prize for Excellence in Education has honored innovative teachers in our community. We're proud to have recognized so many outstanding individuals. We also know collaboration is at the heart of dynamic educational experiences. In addition to Educator of the Year, we're excited to present the Community Builder award. The award will offer a $1,000 grant to four local schools.

From the applications, the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee selected four award winners!

Award recipients have been announced!

OnPoint will award these four schools a $1,000 grant for their submitted special project.

Meet our Winners!

Awards and Recognition

Four schools will be named Community Builder recipients, each receiving a cash prize of $1,000 to complete their proposed project.

Click here to review the Official Contest Rules.

Who is Eligible?

OnPoint will accept project applications from public, private or charter K-12 schools in the counties of Benton, Clackamas, Columbia, Crook, Deschutes, Jefferson, Lane, Linn, Marion, Multnomah, Polk, Washington and Yamhill counties in Oregon, and Clark and Skamania counties in Washington.

How are the winning schools selected?

All prizes are awarded by the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee. The committee is composed of representatives from OnPoint who are interested in, experienced with, or involved in education. The committee will judge applications on the following criteria:

  • Will the project inspire creativity and foster community?
  • Will the project reach a broad segment (group) of the school community?
  • Can the project be completed with the $1,000 Community Builder award, and if not what is the plan to raise any outstanding funds needed?

How can I nominate a school?

The application period has passed.

Meet our Winners!

What type of projects can be proposed?

The goal of the Community Builder awards is to provide funding for schools to complete a project that is enriching to the school, students and faculty.

In considering which applications will be selected as finalists, the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee will consider the following criteria:

  • Will the project inspire creativity and foster community?
  • Will the project reach a broad segment of the school community?
  • Can the project be completed with the $1,000 Community Builder award, and if not what is the plan to raise any outstanding funds needed?

 

Project Examples

The Community Builder award is meant to be open-ended, allowing schools to submit a project proposal that best meets the needs of the school community. Below are examples of projects that could be a good fit: