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 has named 10 finalists. Click to view their project proposals. Four winners will be announced on May 2.
From the finalists, OnPoint will award four schools a $1,000 grant for a special project of their choice.
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.
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.
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:
The application period has passed. Up to 10 finalists will be highlighted beginning April 23 and the OnPoint Prize Selection Committee will announce the four winners on May 2.
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:
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: