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$150k in Grants Awarded to Educators Nationwide From Farmers Insurance

Farmers Insurance revealed the second round of 60 winning teachers of its Thank America's Teachers $2,500 educational grant program. To date, a total of $300,000 has been awarded to 120 teachers across the nation, according to a recent press release. The remainder of the release is shared below.

Farmers, inspired by the great work done by teachers every day, created the Thank America's Teachers initiative, to say thank you to teachers and give away more than $1,000,000 in educational grants in 2015.

Through Thank America's Teachers, Farmers will give away more than $1,000,000 to educators in 2015 and the public will help determine who receives the grants at Farmers will award 180 grants valued at $2,500 throughout the year. There will be a total of three rounds of 60 winners announced and teachers are urged to submit proposals for the final round starting August 1 and ending in October.

In addition, six Dream Big Teacher Challenge grants of $100,000 each will be awarded to help support innovative educational programs in communities across the country.

"The teachers receiving these grants have demonstrated a true passion as educators, and have made lasting impressions on the lives of their students," said Kelly LaMar, managing lead of Thank America's Teachers at Farmers Insurance.

"Farmers is proud to be able to provide the necessary funds to help further advance education in their classrooms."

Whether online at or at stops in communities across the country, if a person has the email address of the teacher they wish to thank, their thank you will be delivered to that teacher in the form of an electronic postcard. It's a simple way to let teachers know of the difference they make or made in the lives of their students.

Once thanked, teachers can visit to submit a proposal for a $2,500 grant and for one of six $100,000 grants as part of the Dream Big Teacher Challenge

Read the full release and comment below.


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