Grants and Scholarships
Iowa AEYC has grant and scholarship opportunities for members and others in the Iowa early care and education workforce. If you are interested in a T.E.A.C.H. Early Childhood® Iowa Scholarship, go to the T.E.A.C.H. page for more information.
Leadership Fellowships - due May 30, 2016
The Iowa AEYC Leadership Fellowship will enable the successful participants to develop their leadership skills through attendance at state or national professional development opportunities, and in turn they will be expected to provide leadership to the early childhood field in our state. 2016 Leadership Fellowship Application. Click here for the scoring rubric. Click here for the Leadership Self-Assessment.
Children's Champion Award - due June 15, 2016
Iowa AEYC will grant a Children's Champion award to a person who has made significant contributions on the state level to improving the quality of care and education of young children. The person can be any professional, legislator, volunteer, or anyone currently living or working in the state, who has demonstrated an outstanding service or achievement to benefit Iowa's young children. Children's Champion nomination form.
Friend of Young Children Award - due June 15, 2016
Iowa AEYC will grant a Friend of Young Children award to an Iowa AEYC member who has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of care and education of young children. Friend of Young Children nomination form.
Teacher (Provider) of the Year Award - due June 15, 2016
The Tony Lacy Membership Scholarship is to pay for individuals’ membership into Iowa AEYC including their membership into their local chapter of Iowa AEYC and the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC).
The Tony Lacy Membership Scholarship is in honor of the late Tony Lacy. Tony Lacy was the ultimate early childhood professional. Tony’s biggest commitment was to the goal of moving our profession forward. As a long-time member of the Iowa AEYC Governing Board, he was a strong advocate for NAEYC membership. He recruited and empowered dozens of individuals to not only become AEYC members, but to get involved and truly make a difference in the lives of early childhood professionals, children, and families. Donations to Iowa AEYC and the fundraising raffle at the Annual Fall Institute make this annual scholarship possible.