Bonnie Chambers Grants

Bonnie Chambers Grants

Supporting Promising New Educators of English Language Arts


About this Award

Up to $1,500 in mini-grants will be awarded at the 2020 Spring Conference to K-8 public school teachers presently in their 2nd through 5th years of teaching. The mini-grants are designed to support Ohio’s best and brightest new language arts teachers who promote the use of quality literature in their classrooms. Grants will be awarded for professional development in English Language Arts opportunities not covered by a school district. These grants could aid in the cost of conferences, workshops, Master’s Degree expenses, licensure course work or other appropriate learning opportunities available to teachers.

The Bonnie Chambers Grants are designed for the growth and support of promising new language arts teachers who often do not have the resources to take advantage of professional development opportunities. Applicants will be expected to show how they use quality literature within their classroom, but the grant money is not intended for the direct purchase of classroom materials.


The Bonnie Chambers award committee invites applications from individuals who meet the following criteria:

  • Employed as an Ohio public school teacher
  • Currently teaching in grades K-8 language arts
  • Teaching for no less than 1 and no more than 5 years

Application Materials

The application period for the 2020 grant is now OPEN. 

Applications for the 2020 Bonnie Chambers Grants are due October 31, 2019.  All applications are now completed online. If you have questions about the grant or the application process please contact Debbie Thomas at or Deb Nickles at

Complete our online form ——-> Online Bonnie Chambers Grant Application

Previous Winners


Abigail Arnett – Finland Middle School


Kristine Gillespie

Erika Reynolds


Rachel Henry


Pattie Niese

Stephanie Davey


Marissa Covelli


Jennifer Baker


Laura Krebehenne


Krystal Nemo


Alyson Workman


Melissa Jane Williams


Joy Bowman


Nicole Fort


Sara Harley


Deidre Travis


Amy Furr