The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Announces Grants, Awards, and Scholarships for Current and Pre-Service Social Studies Teachers

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies Awards Program seeks to recognize and honor achievements in Social Studies Education. Several awards are given at our Annual State Conference in March.

2017 Outstanding Senior Social Studies Award

Each year schools may select one graduating senior to receive the Outstanding Senior Social Studies Award. This award recognizes excellence in social studies, leadership skills in class discussion, enthusiasm for and knowledge of the social studies service to school and community, good citizenship.

Outstanding Social Studies Teacher of the Year

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies recognizes exemplary teaching in the field of social studies. Teachers may be nominated by an individual; preferably a principal, supervisor, or fellow teacher, or a group. Self-nominations are also accepted. The 2017 Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award is presented at the NCCSS Annual State Conference, March 2-3, 2017. NEW THIS YEAR! The winner of the 2017 Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award will be presented an award check for $500 at the Conference Luncheon. The winner is encouraged to share his/her expertise and experiences by presenting on a session topic of his/her choice at the 2018 Annual Conference; if the winner chooses to do so, the NCCSS will also waive the Conference registration fee in 2018. In addition, the recipient will have an honorary appointment on the NCCSS executive board for one year of service. We look forward to having the input of our Teacher of the Year!

To start this process please start the nomination process by completing the corresponding Google form. If you have any questions about the NCCSS Teacher of the Year Award contact:
Paige Garza by email: pgarza@bcswan.net

2017 Student Teacher of the Year

The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies recognizes exemplary teaching in the field of social studies. Our student teachers are the future of our discipline and the NCCSS celebrates their entry into a rewarding profession. Student teachers may be nominated by an individual; preferably a principal or professor.  The Social Studies Student Teacher of the Year Award is presented at the NCCSS annual state conference held each year.  The winner of the 2017 Social Studies Student Teacher of the Year Award will be presented an award check for $500 at the conference luncheon.  Review all eligibility requirements in the link below.If you have any questions about the NCCSS Student Teacher of the Year Award contact:
Paige Garza by email: pgarza@bcswan.net

2017  Teacher Grant Program

Classroom teachers are essential to the presentation of social studies content and skills to our state’s students. The North Carolina Council for the Social Studies (NCCSS) provides grants of up to $1,000 to help teachers make an even greater impact in their classroom, school district, and community through innovative social studies programs.

Who Can Apply: Grants are available for currently employed, licensed classroom teachers in North Carolina in grades K–12. Applicants must teach social studies (i.e., individually as a course, on an interdisciplinary team, as an elective in a social studies department, etc.)  Applicants must be a current member of the NCCSS. For information about becoming a member, go to: http://ncsocialstudies.org/membership/.  Please access the form below to start the application process.