Irvamae Applegate (1920–1973) served as NEA president (1966–67)and as a member of the Executive Committee of the World Confederation of Organizations of the Teaching Profession (now Education International). Sidney Dorros (1925–1993) was the staff consultant to the NEA Bicentennial Committee.

NEA presents the Applegate-Dorros Peace and International Understanding Award to an NEA member, NEA local affiliate, and/or NEA state affiliate whose activities in education contribute to international understanding and motivate youth to work for world peace.

To be eligible for this award, the nominee must meet one or more of the following criteria:

  • Serve as a leader in efforts to further international understanding among Americans.
  • Make lasting contributions to the cause of international peace.
  • Inspire youth to study and become involved in methods for realizing international peace.
  • Promote international understanding, peace, and cooperation among the nations of the world.

Awarded in odd-numbered years

2021 HCR Awards Honorees

Black Organizing Project
Black Organizing Project
California
Children of Smithfield
Children of Smithfield
Nebraska
Hmong Language & Cultural Enrichment Program
Hmong Language & Cultural Enrichment Program
Wisconsin
Chris Dier
Chris Dier
Louisiana
Dr. Clarence Jones
Dr. Clarence Jones
California/New Jersey
Education Minnesota
Education Minnesota
Minnesota
Project 16:49
Project 16:49
Wisconsin
Reggie Jackson
Reggie Jackson
Wisconsin
Sam Long
Sam Long
Colorado
Unidos Minnesota
Unidos MN
Minnesota
Wilhelmina Yazzie
Wilhelmina Yazzie
New Mexico