Arizona public schools have until Dec. 1 to apply to win $15,000 of a total $21,000 in cash as part of the 2014 Bookmans School Challenge.

In the Bookmans School Challenge, schools describe their innovation, creativity and successes and how a financial boost will help them remove obstacles to their goals. Effective applications establish a need and build on the strengths of the schools.

Three schools will win awards.

For more information, visit www.bookmans.com/community/school-challenge.

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