Education Excellence

The SET SEG Foundation, partnering with the Michigan Association of School Boards, is proud to bring you the 25th Annual Education Excellence Awards. Ten educational programs within Michigan public schools and ISDs will be awarded $2,500.

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Applications are due by December 15, 2017.


We’re looking for programs that change lives and impact students’ futures. Programs must demonstrate growth in one or more of the following categories:

  • Academic achievement
  • Community involvement
  • Critical thinking/Problem solving
  • Ethics/Social responsibility
  • Leadership


  • Must be a K-12 public school or ISD program
  • Programs must be original to the applicants and cannot be affiliated with commercially or nationally aligned programs such as Reading Recovery, Parents as Teachers, HOSTS, PALS, LINKS, RIF, Kiwanis, Keyclub, etc.
  • Programs must be in operation for at least one year prior to the entry deadline
  • Programs that have won in the past are eligible to apply if they won prior to May 2015


  • $2,500 to expand your program
  • Commemorative trophy
  • Education Excellence road sign
  • Congratulatory emails to your superintendent
  • Congratulatory letter to your legislators

Award Ceremony and Media

SET SEG will work with the winners to schedule an award ceremony that best suits each school. Whether it’s a pep assembly, monthly board meeting or special event, a representative from SET SEG will present the award and congratulate the district on their achievements.

  • Programs will be featured in news releases and publications sent to members of SET SEG, MASB, MASA, MASSP and MEMSPA

Grant Process

Program submissions will be reviewed by a panel of independent judges who advocate for public education and student leadership. Submissions will be awarded points based on criteria and point allocations listed for each question within the application.

SET SEG will notify the winners in February.

Download the Application Now!

Applications are due by December 15, 2017.

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