Beveridge Family Teaching Prize

The submission deadline has passed. Awardees are announced in the fall, and the next contest will begin in the spring.

Established in 1995, this prize honors the Beveridge family’s long-standing commitment to the AHA and K–12 teaching. Friends and family members endowed this award to recognize excellence and innovation in elementary, middle school, and secondary history teaching, including career contributions and specific initiatives.

The prize will be awarded on a two-year cycle rotation: in even-numbered years, to a group; in odd-numbered years, to an individual. The current prize amount is $1,000. See the list of past recipients.

The 2022 prize will be awarded to a group, which can be recognized either for excellence in teaching or for an innovative initiative applicable to the entire field.

Application Process

Log into your MY AHA account at historians.org/myaha and click “Available Application Forms” in the AHA Awards, Grants, and Jobs section. If nominating someone else, select the Nominate button and search for the nominee’s existing record or create a new record. (For a group project, select one person to be the main nominee and include other names later.)

  1. Fill in the application form, which includes the nominee’s contact information and the names of additional nominees (if group nomination).
  2. Upload an Application Packet as a single PDF. Include the following documents:
    • CV highlighting educational experience, teaching, and advocacy of the nominee(s)
    • Nomination letter describing the individual’s or group’s contribution, discussing the achievement or innovation in approach and development, and summarizing the historical scholarship utilized
    • Supporting materials (up to 10 pages), such as additional letters of support, course materials, excerpts from a textbook, or other evidence of contribution

Please Note: Entries must be received by May 15, 2022, to be eligible for the 2022 competition. Entries will not be returned. Recipients will be announced on the AHA website in October 2022 and recognized during a ceremony at the January 2023 AHA annual meeting in Philadelphia.

For questions, please contact the Prize Administrator.