Founded in 1985 by then-U.S. Sen. David L. Boren, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence is a statewide, nonprofit organization dedicated to recognizing and encouraging academic excellence in Oklahoma's public schools.
Through its Academic Awards Program, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has presented more than $3.8 million in cash awards to honor outstanding public school students as Academic All-Staters and educators as Medal for Excellence winners. Through its Local Education Foundation Outreach Program, the foundation provides free technical support, training and networking opportunities to local education foundations across the state.
Among its other initiatives, the Foundation for Excellence coordinates a program to send Oklahoma teachers to the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher Institute each summer and provides subscriptions for schools to receive Colonial Williamsburg Electronic Field Trips. In addition to serving as an administrative partner for the Fund for Teachers, the Foundation for Excellence administers its own Teacher Scholarships for Professional Development Program to help teachers attend national conferences and institutes in their chosen fields. The foundation also administers the David and Molly Boren Mentoring Initiative to promote the establishment and growth of youth mentoring programs throughout Oklahoma.
101 Park Avenue, Suite 420
Oklahoma City, OK 73102
For local information on the Fund for Teachers grant process, contact Dayna Rowe
at 405-236-0006 or email@example.com.