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Win Up to $3,000 For Your Education Initiatives

What is the Pay It Forward Education Grant?
Aftermath Services, through its Pay It Forward Program, strives to thank and acknowledge the wonderful work carried out by the countless individuals who give back to their communities. The Pay It Forward Education Grant gives back to the remarkable teachers and educators who make positive impacts in the lives of their students. Three educators across the nation will receive $1,000, $2,000 or $3,000 in grant funding toward their online and/or in-class initiatives. If you are a teacher or educator, you can nominate yourself or a worthy colleague. If you are a student or community member, nominate your teacher or educator!

Then from September 28 – October 2, a community voting period will take place, where individuals can vote for their favorite nominee. The top three winners will be announced on October 6!


Submit Your Application

How to Nominate

Nominating a Teacher or Educator

Submit a maximum 60-second video or a 100-word essay with photos about what makes your teacher or educator so AWESOME and how they go above and beyond to take care of their students.


Submit a maximum 60-second video or a 100-word essay with photos highlighting how you are working to help keep students stay safe, connected, and engaged during these unprecedented times.

Community Voting

Individuals with a valid email address can vote once daily for their favorite nominee.

Be sure to use your social media platforms to encourage your community to vote daily by using the hashtags #PayItForward4Teachers and/or #AMSPayItForward!

Support Your Teachers

The coronavirus pandemic has affected all of us, but especially those who put themselves at risk to ensure that our kids can continue their education and learning. Show your appreciation by nominating your teacher or educator for the Education Grant!

Funding For Classroom Initiatives

Whether it’s extra supplies, new classroom equipment, or creating an infrastructure for online learning, the grant money will be put toward your nominee’s specific needs and initiatives.

Important Dates

Important Dates:

  • Nominations: Sept 15 – 25
  • Community Voting: Sept 28 – Oct 2
  • Winners Announced: Oct 6

  • 2020 Pay It Forward Education Grant

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Official Aftermath Pay It Forward Education Grant Terms: The Aftermath Pay It Forward Education Grant (“Grant”) is awarded to teachers and educators in the fifty (50) United States and the District of Columbia. The Grant nomination period begins at 12:00am CST on September 15, 2020 and ends at 11:59pm CST on September 25, 2020.  The Grant voting period begins at 5:00am CST on September 28, 2020 and ends at 11:59pm CST on October 2, 2020. Once voting period begins, votes can be made by legal residents of the United States who are 6 years of age or older with a valid email address at time of entry. Void where prohibited. Individuals may vote ONCE every 24 hours on the designated voting website (www.aftermath.com/education-grant). Aftermath reserves the right in its sole discretion to disqualify any individual or agency it finds to be attempting to tamper with or undermine the entry process, and/or the legitimate operation of the Grant. USE OF AUTOMATED ENTRIES OR PROGRAMS OR ENTRIES SUBMITTED BY THIRD PARTIES ARE PROHIBITED AND WILL BE DISQUALIFIED. ANY ATTEMPT BY ANY PARTICIPANT TO OBTAIN MORE THAN THE PERMITTED NUMBER OF ENTRIES BY USING MULTIPLE AND/OR DIFFERENT IDENTITIES, FORMS, REGISTRATIONS, ADDRESSES OR ANY OTHER METHOD WILL VOID ALL OF THAT PARTICIPANT’S ENTRIES AND THAT PARTICIPANT MAY BE DISQUALIFIED AT SPONSOR’S DISCRETION. The votes will be tallied after the close of the Grant and the winning teacher/educator will be announced on October 6, 2020. If no response is made by winner by October 13, 2020, the Grant is forfeited. Aftermath is not responsible for incorrectly formatted entry forms. All entrants agree to allow Aftermath to use their name, likeness, and video for perpetuity in marketing. Odds of receiving the Grant are dependent upon the number of valid applicants received. Pay It Forward Education Grant is held by Aftermath, 75 Executive Drive, Suite 200, Aurora, IL 60504. For full rules, click here.

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