Established in 1993, Jon and Karen Huntsman began the Awards for one simple purpose, to give thanks to the best teachers, administrators, and volunteers in Utah for continually seeking ways to improve the quality of education in our public school system.


Awards are given to one administrator and two teachers from elementary, middle and high schools, one volunteer, and one special education teacher.

Eleven winners will be selected to receive this Award in recognition of outstanding contributions to our public school system and receive $10,000 each, donated by Jon M. Huntsman and family.

A banquet to honor the award winning educators, and to pay tribute once again to previous winners, will take place on Friday, May 15, 2015 at the Little America Hotel in Salt Lake City.