Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award

Educators for Grades 5-12

The Dr. Tom & Betty Lawrence American History Teacher Award recognizes educators who distinguish themselves in teaching the history of the American Revolution. Award winners receive a cash award and a professional educational opportunity at a national seminar, allowing them to bring back to their classroom and students a heightened level of creativity and enthusiasm for the American Revolutionary era.

Teacher candidates interested in entering must complete the required application and submit a written essay of not less than 1000 words discussing the importance of teaching the American Revolutionary era. The essay may also describe any extraordinary teaching techniques or innovative projects utilized by the teacher to teach the American Revolution.

The award is open to all teachers at the elementary, middle school, high school, at a recognized public, private, or parochial institution. A teacher who is selected as a winner at the chapter level will compete for the state contest and the winner of the state contest will be a finalist for the national award.


Applications should first be submitted at the Chapter level. Application can be submitted by mail directly to the Gold Country Chapter Chairman for the contest:

David A. Gilliard
GBA Inc.
5701 Lonetree Blvd
Suite 301
Rocklin, CA 95765