In 1992, H. Dunlop “Buz” Dawbarn established a fund to improve education in his local community by providing cash awards to individuals who have most successfully inspired, encouraged, and fostered learning in young people below the college level. He had a particular interest in public school education. Additionally, because of high teen pregnancy rates, he also had an interest in effective mentoring and tutoring to encourage young women to remain and succeed in school. Along with exceptional teachers, some of the best educators are guidance counselors, coaches, secretaries, administrators, custodians, volunteers, bus drivers, mentors, parents, community leaders, and others.
With thanks to Buz Dawbarn, each year 10 individuals are recognized with individual awards of approximately $10,000. Help us find the bright lights who consistently inspire public school students to achieve. Honor someone today with your NOMINATION.