Grants

The Harry T. Wilks Educator of Excellence Award 

Harry T. Wilks created a legacy of honoring education, and we are proud to recognize deserving educators once again.  Mr. Wilks passed away in March 2014, but his tremendous generosity toward the community he loved truly lives on.  That support continues through the generosity of the Harry T. Wilks Family Foundation.

Educators of Excellence are chosen by their school in recognition as an outstanding educator. Schools were encouraged to consider these qualities when choosing their Educator of Excellence: 

               ●   The daily impact that he/she has on students within our community

               ●   Ways has he/she shows innovation within their position

               ●   Examples of going above and beyond the call of duty

               ●   Ways has he/she contributes as a leader within the school and community

Nominees from each school receives a $1,000 grant as well as a custom art piece designed by InsideOut Studios. Thank you to all educators for all you do for the youth in our community!

Eligible schools include the Hamilton City School District and the parochial schools in Hamilton, OH.

We are currently planning to hold the annual event in October 2021.  To nominate an educator, please complete the nomination form with required documents and return to the Hamilton Community Foundation by September 1, 2021.  Only one nomination per school. 

2021 Nomination form

If you have any questions, please contact Katie Braswell.