Outstanding Program Awards

The Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence annually presents one or more Outstanding Program Awards to recognize innovative programs sponsored or administered by school foundations in Oklahoma. Trophies and monetary awards of $1,000 each are presented to the winners.  

Recognized programs may include but are not limited to: curriculum enhancement, arts integration, student leadership development, student scholarships, mentoring, professional development for teachers, public relations and fundraising. 

Nominations for recognition may come from anyone knowledgeable about the foundation, including its board members.  

Program nominations are currently closed. Check back in August 2024 to apply. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Nominees must be registered with the IRS as a 501(c)3 organization.

  • Nominees must serve elementary, secondary or technical schools in the state of Oklahoma.

  • Only one program per foundation may be nominated for recognition.

  • Program Award winning foundations are ineligible for nomination for one award cycle following the award.