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.  An overview of different awards and grants that we offer can be found below.

Please note: All applicants will submit their information to the current New York State Reading Association Awards Chairperson at: Please remember to include the name of award/grant in the subject line of our submission email.

For the complete list of 2020 awards and grants, please view the full packet here.

2020 NYSRA Awards Due Date Awarded
Literacy Outreach Award8/1  Conference
Literacy Educator of the Year 8/1 Conference
Friend of Reading Award 8/1 Conference
World Trade Center Memorial Award 8/1 Conference
Literacy Advocate Award 8/1 Conference
Membership Excellence Award Application 8/1 Fall AOD
Council Service Award 8/1 Fall AOD
ILA Honor Award 12/15 Fall AOD
Charlotte Award
(odd-numbered years)

2021 Conference

2020 NYSRA Grants Due Date Awarded Funding
Senator Donovan Memorial Scholarship 8/1 Conference $500
Literature Based Mini-grant 8/1 Conference $500
NYSRA Literacy & Technology Mini-grant 8/1 Conference $500
Richard L. Allington Research Grant 8/1 Conference $500

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

Mail to: P.O. Box 874, Albany, NY 12201-0874

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