Swenson Award

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Nominations due May 1

Victor R. Swenson Humanities Educator Award

Recognizing a Vermont educator who exemplifies excellence in the teaching of the humanities

Mount Anthony Union Middle School teacher Wayne Bell was given a standing ovation for receiving the 2013 Swenson Award. Photo by Lee Krohn.
 Do you know an outstanding Vermont teacher — one who deserves statewide recognition and a $1,000 prize?
VHC seeks an educator in grades 6 through 12 who:
  • inspires his or her students and encourages in them intellectual curiosity and a lifelong love of learning;
  • possesses extraordinary knowledge, ability, and accomplishment in the teaching of language, literature, history, social studies, or other humanities fields;
  • exhibits infectious enthusiasm for his/her subject and learning in general; and
  • embodies a commitment to the highest standards of achievement, for him/herself and students.
Nomination Guidelines

Send a letter of nomination and a second letter of support. Both letters should clearly set forth the educator’s qualifications for the award, referencing the criteria above.

Nominate online or mail the nomination letters to the VHC office. (Individuals may not nominate themselves. Current members of the VHC board and staff and members of the judging committee are not eligible to receive the award.) After reviewing the nominations, the judging committee will seek additional supporting material.


Letters of nomination are due at VHC’s office by May 1, 2015.

Mail Nominations to: Vermont Humanities Council, 11 Loomis Street, Montpelier, Vermont 05602. To learn more, call Linda Wrazen at 802.262.2626 x 309.

Honor Details: The award and $1,000 prize will be presented at VHC’s
annual fall conference in November.


Victor R. Swenson, VHC's founding director



Swenson Recipients

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Swenson Recipients


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