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.

 

Children's Champion Award  - due June 27, 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 27, 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 27, 2016

Iowa AEYC will grant a Teacher (Provider) of the Year award an Iowa AEYC member who has made a significant contribution to improving the quality of care and education of young children in his/her role as a teacher, teaching assistant, or child development home provider, working directly with young children, ages birth to age 8. Teacher of the Year nomination form.
 
 
 
2016 Iowa AEYC Award, Grant and Scholarship Recipients
 

Leadership Fellowships

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.

 
Tony Lacy Iowa AEYC Membership Scholarship

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.

2016 Tony Lacy Scholarship Winners
Kelly Adkins, Iowa City
Deidra Benser, Cedar Rapids
Cassandra Collum, Davenport
Taneki Davis, Burlington
Kalina Deese, Columbus Junction
Amanda DeGood, Riverside
Jacque Dilks, Atloona
Shirlyn Duncan, Des Moines
Kristy Fenwich, Dubuque
Sunshine Huisman, Bondurant
Jennifer Juhl, Denison
Carrie Moore, Ankeny
Julie Peraley, Denison
Renee Reis, Denison
Elizabeth Rice, Ankeny
Kathryn Schaeffer, Marshalltown
Donita Schults, Waterloo
Jennifer Skow, Humboldt
Meghann Solis, Clarion
Norellen Toomey, Des Moines
Lisa Wertz, Chariton
 
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