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New York State Reading Association

Awards and Grants

The New York State Reading Association honors educators, researchers, and friends involved in reading and literacy efforts with awards and grants. Learn how you can apply or nominate individuals from your area for these honors.  Click on any of the hyperlinks below to learn more or to apply. Click here to view information on previous award winners. 

NYSRA Awards Due Date Awarded
Literacy Outreach Award4/30 Conference
Kathleen A. Hinchman Literacy Educator of the Year 4/30 Conference
Friend of Reading Award 4/30 Conference
Cultural Diversity Award 4/30 Conference
Literacy Advocate Award 4/30 Conference
Membership Excellence Award Application 4/30 Fall AOD
Council Service Award 4/30 Fall AOD
ILA Honor Award 12/15 Fall AOD

2025 Conference

NYSRA Grants Due Date Awarded Funding
Senator Donovan Memorial Scholarship 4/30 Conference $500
Literature Based Mini-grant 4/30 Conference $500
NYSRA Literacy & Technology Mini-grant 4/30 Conference $500
Richard L. Allington Research Grant 4/30 Conference $500

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The New York State Reading Association is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. 

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