Awards


Graduate Student Award
The MLER SIG Graduate Student Award is is presented annually to a graduate student or recent graduate of a masters, specialist, or doctoral program. The goal of the award is to promote and recognize outstanding research in middle level education.

Richard “Dick” Lipka Lifetime Achievement Award
The Richard “Dick” Lipka Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor that can be awarded by the MLER SIG. The award is given only when an individual has demonstrated a level of service and leadership in middle grades education that warrants this special recognition.

Vincent A. Anfara, Jr. Outstanding Middle Level Education Research Award
The Vincent A. Anfara, Jr. Outstanding Middle Level Education Research Award recognizes SIG members who make significant contributions to middle level education research through the publication of an article, book chapter, monograph, book, or book series..