Edward Zigler Innovation Award
Since Head Start's inception in 1965, Dr. Edward Zigler has played a central role in the ongoing development of our program design. This award is to celebrate those local programs who have partnered to create innovative and high impact services to children and families.
This award celebrates an individual's or organization's significant achievement through innovative community service to Head Start and Early Head Start. The nominee for this award should have excelled in addressing issues of poverty, early education or community health.
This scholarship honors Ron Herndon's tireless efforts championing Head Start parents. The Ron Herndon scholarship celebrates Head Start parents who, through their own efforts to mobilize other parents and community members, have affected real change in their Head Start programs and/or communities.
Scholarship winners will receive an award of $2,500 and a commemorative certificate.
(Nominee must be attending an institution whose accreditation is recognized by the US Department of Education.)
National Staff Award in memory of Aubrey Puckett – this award celebrates a Head Start alum (parent or child) now working for a Head Start or Early Head Start program who demonstrates their passion for serving through advocacy, career growth, and being involved in their program, community, or the state/national level to benefit Head Start families.
NOTE: THE 2018 APPLICATION WINDOW HAS CLOSED.
Applications deadline extended to November 22, 2017. Recipients must be able to attend the 2018 NHSA Annual Conference to accept award(s). The Annual Conference will be held in April 2018 in Anaheim, CA.
Awardees will be notified after the New Year. (During the first and second week of January 2018).