LifeChanger of the Year Awards

We make sure each and every LifeChanger knows how much they’re appreciated. Here’s what happens after you submit your nomination.

  • Each LifeChanger will have a unique profile* built on our website so their story can be shared. Colleagues, students, friends, and family – anyone who supports the nominee – can visit their LifeChanger's profile and leave a comment.

  • We share our LifeChangers’ profiles and stories on social media.

  • We send congratulatory posters to school administrators to help them celebrate the LifeChangers in their district. Each LifeChanger also receives a personalized certificate.

  • We notify the local press about the amazing LifeChangers in their area.

Most importantly, each LifeChanger has a shot of being selected as one of our LifeChanger of the Year winners - which means a chance for them and their schools or districts to win cash prizes. In late April 2020, we’ll also be taking our top five Grand Prize Finalists to The Breakers in Palm Beach, FL for an all expenses-paid tropical vacation! They’ll attend our National Awards Ceremony, where the Grand Prize Winner will be announced.

The following cash prizes will be given during the 2019-2020 school year.

Grand Prize Winner

1 award

$10,000 to be split between a $5,000 individual cash award and a $5,000 donation to the winner’s school/district

Nomination Deadline: December 31st, 2019


Grand Prize Finalists

4 awards

$5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district

Nomination Deadline: December 31st, 2019


LifeChanger Awards

10 awards

$3,000 to be split between a $1,500 individual cash award and a $1,500 donation to the winner’s school/district

Nomination Deadline: December 31st, 2019


This award will be given to the LifeChanger whose community demonstrates the most support for their nomination. To learn how you can rally behind your LifeChanger, visit our Support Your LifeChanger page.

$5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district

Nomination Deadline: December 31st, 2019


Given to an exemplary nominee in a particular discipline each year. For the 2019-2020 school year, this award will be given to a LifeChanger whose work focuses on school safety (e.g, school resource officer, mental health counselor, etc.) Stay tuned for more information.

$5,000 to be split between a $2,500 individual cash award and a $2,500 donation to the winner’s school/district

Nomination Deadline: October 4th, 2019


Honor Roll 

30-35 members

Recognizing our strongest LifeChangers in a particular nomination period who didn't make the top 15.

$50 Visa gift card to the nominee, as well as some surprise goodies.

Nomination Deadline: December 31st, 2018


*We reserve the right to edit, shorten or delete any profile or comments posted to a profile  at our discretion. For more information, view our contest rules.