Awarding Excellence In The Classroom

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The Teacher of the Year Award annually gives $6,000 ($3,000 for school use under the teacher's supervision for educational purposes and $3,000 for personal use by the teacher) to a K-12 teacher within the United States who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the field of geoscience education.

Your application should include material taught during the academic year ending the previous Spring or Summer semester.


How To Apply

Application open October 1 – February 19, 2021

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  • Click below to apply. Log in with your AAPG credentials. Don’t have an account? Sign up for one today!
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  • Navigate to the Submittable website by clicking the button below.

Awards are announced approximately two months after application deadline.

Hear From Our Winners

ACE2020 | Virtual


Rebekah Kienenberger receives AAPG Foundation's Teacher of the Year Award at the Annual Convention & Exhibition held virtually on September 29, 2020.

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