Academic Awards Program

Academic Awards Nomination Forms

Academic All-State Nomination Postmarked Deadline Friday, Dec. 6
Please note: If your school is closed Friday, Dec. 6, your postmarked deadline is extended to Monday, Dec. 9.

Academic All-State

Academic All-State honors 100 public high school seniors with a $1,000 scholarship and honors their high schools with an Academic All-State flag to mark their commitment to academic excellence. Students must be nominated by their superintendent or principal. Schools are encouraged to nominate all eligible students. Many Academic All-State Alumni remain active in foundation activities such as the All-State Alumni Mentor Program and work to help improve public education in our state. Academic All-State nominations must be postmarked on or before December 6.

A student must meet ONE of the following standards to qualify to be nominated for this award.

  • Composite ACT Score of at least 30 (on a National Testing Day)
  • Combined SAT Critical Reading and Math Score of at least 1340 (on a National Testing Day)
  • National Merit Scholarship Program Semi-Finalist
  • National Achievement Scholarship Program Semi-Finalist
  • National Hispanic Scholar Awards Program Semi-Finalist

Nomination Form for Academic All-State (PDF)

Nomination Form for Academic All-State (RTF)

Medals for Excellence

Deadline has passed.

Anyone may nominate an educator for a Medal for Excellence Award. All Medal for Excellence nominations must be postmarked on or before December 3. All honorees are selected by an independent committee of distinguished Oklahomans, chaired by Tulsa attorney Teresa B. Adwan. Nominators will be notified in February of the receipt of their nominations. Please read all instructions carefully. Only those nominations that meet the stated requirements can be considered.

We are accepting nominations for:

The Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Elementary/Secondary Teaching and Administration, which honors three educators (a public school elementary teacher, a secondary teacher, and an elementary/secondary administrator) with $5,000 cash awards and glass sculptures.

The Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Regional University or Community College, which honors an outstanding teacher at a public regional university or community college with a $5,000 cash prize and glass sculpture.

The Oklahoma Medal for Excellence in Teaching at a Research University. A $5,000 cash award and glass sculpture will be awarded to one educator at a public research university.

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PLEASE NOTE: You can type your answers directly into the PDF's on-screen form fields and then print out your completed document. (Completed PDF files can only be saved if you have Acrobat Writer.) Or, you can print out the document and type your answers using a typewriter. ALL FORMS MUST BE TYPED. If you have questions or need assistance downloading an application, please contact Brenda Wheelock at the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence, (405) 236-0006.