Pearson Foundation-IRA-Rotary Literacy Project Awards
The Pearson Foundation-IRA-Rotary $2500 award to two literacy projects of excellence will be awarded in 2014. Literacy projects jointly undertaken by a Rotary club and an IRA council or affiliate are eligible.
Award Information and Application Form
Literacy Award Overview (Spanish)
Literacy Award Submission Form (Spanish)
Use this video to illustrate the award to IRA members and Rotarians
Library of Congress Literacy Awards Program
Take a look at the new Library of Congress Literacy Awards program announced at the Library’s first International Literacy Summit in December 2012. The awards will be made in October 2013 and will recognize and support outstanding achievements in the field of literacy, both in the United States and abroad. Applications will become available at the end of January on www.read.gov/cfb. The application deadline is April 15, 2013.
Three prizes will be awarded annually:
- The David M. Rubenstein Prize ($150,000), for a groundbreaking contribution to the sustained advancement of literacy by any individual or entity worldwide
- The American Prize ($50,000), for a project developed and implemented during the past decade with special emphasis on combating aliteracy
- The International Prize ($50,000), for the work of an individual, nation or nongovernmental organization working in a specific country or region
Winners of 2012 Pearson Foundation/IRA/Rotary International $2500 Awards
Awards were presented at the International Literacy Day event on Sept. 7, 2012 at the Library of Congress.
- Reading Rocks in Rockford: Rockford Michigan Rotary Club partnered with the Kent, Michigan Reading Council in Rockford Michigan.
- Guatemala Bookmaking: Salem Oregon Rotary Club partnered with the Oregon’s Vineyards Valley Reading Council.
- Honorable Mention:
Clothe the Body; Feed the Mind: Ellensburg (WA) Morning Rotary partnered with CentralWORD, the IRA affiliate at Central Washington University.