All-USA Academic and Teacher Teams Scholarships

All-USA Academic and Teacher Teams Scholarships

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All-USA Academic and Teacher Teams Scholarships

Four times a year, USA TODAY honors outstanding students and educators with the All-USA Academic and Teacher Teams. The 20 students and educators selected for the All-USA First Teams are featured in the nation's newspaper. The students ? high school, two-year college and four-year college ? each receive $2,500 cash awards. Each All-USA Teacher Team member receives $500, with the balance of the $2,500 award going to the school for use at the teacher's discretion. In the student programs, judges may select 40 more runners-up to the Second and Third teams. They are named in the paper and receive certificates of achievement.

The All-USA College Academic Team is open to full-time undergraduates seeking their first baccalaureate degree at four-year institutions in the USA and its territories. Forms for the 2006 program will be available in September. For information and coverage of the 2005 team, click here.

The All-USA High School Academic Team is open to students graduating from a high school in the USA or its territories, or Department of Defense schools overseas. The 2005 team was announced May 12. Nominations for the 2006 team will be available in December. For information and coverage of the 2005 team, click here.

The All-USA Teacher Team is open to active, full-time, certified teachers and instructional teams teaching kindergarten to 12th grade at a public or private school in the USA or its territories, or Department of Defense schools overseas. Teachers must be nominated by someone willing to put in writing why the nominee is outstanding. Nominations for the 2005 All-USA Teacher Team have closed. The team will be announced in October. For information and coverage of previous teams, click here.

The All-USA Two-Year College Academic Team is open to associate degree-seeking community and junior college students in the USA and its territories. Each college or campus may nominate up to two students. Nomination forms are mailed to college presidents or designated contacts in the fall. The program is administered by Phi Theta Kappa, the international honor society for two-year colleges. For more information, click here.

For more information about the programs, call 703-854-5890 or e-mail allstars@usatoday.com. High school nomination forms are available in December; teacher nomination forms are available in October; four-year college nomination forms are available in September. Two-year college nomination forms are available only through Phi Theta Kappa, as schools are limited to nominating two students per campus. To receive a high school, four-year college or teacher nomination form when available, send a self-addressed, stamped, business-size envelope specifying which program to Carol Skalski, USA TODAY, 7950 Jones Branch Dr., McLean, VA, 22108-9995 (please use nine-digit ZIP code).

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All-USA Academic and Teacher Teams Scholarships