We are now accepting applications for the 2020 Humanities Awards.
The deadline to apply is September 1st, 2020.

Award Categories

Excellence in Education

The Excellence in Education Award recognizes a teacher or educator who, over the course of their career, has demonstrated an incredible aptitude for engaging students – fostering their creativity, critical thinking, and understanding of their civic and social responsibilities. 

Exemplary Community Achievement

The Exemplary Community Achievement Award highlights an individual or group and organization that supports and encourages community betterment through writings, dialogues, or exhibits. 

Literary Achievement

The Literary Achievement Award recognizes the scholastic works and accomplishments of an individual in the area of the humanities. 

Partnership in the Humanities

The Partnership in the Humanities Award recognizes the efforts of an individual or group and organization that have worked diligently to promote the work of the humanities throughout the state of Missouri. 

Nomination Criteria

Nominees must be current Missouri residents or a Missouri-based organization. MHC Board members, staff, and any past award recipients are ineligible for nomination. All nominations received require the following to be considered; a nomination form and support materials: (1) one letter of support (2) resume and/or CV and a summary (2pg. max) of achievements (3) a summary describing the reason the nominee is deserving of the award (two-page max.) (4) how the nominee fits in the award category selected (two-page max.). * Please note: the nominator and the supporter must be two individuals who are not the nominee. 

Submission & Support Materials:

Submitting this form does not complete the application. Please also duplicate supplementary application materials requested and submit together to the Missouri Humanities Council. Any materials received postmarked after the deadline will not be considered, nor will incomplete applications. 

Supplementary application materials are to be EMAILED or MAILED:

1: EMAIL: mandi@mohumanities.org
2: MAIL: Missouri Humanities Council, 415 S. 18th St., Ste. 100, St. Louis, MO 63103

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