The annual Richard D. Bass Achievement Award for 1991 will honor a midcareer high school teacher in the field of humanities who is making a significant impact in his or her field. The eligible field of activity for the award rotates yearly.

The award was begun in 1987, to recognize Bass's achievement in being the first person to climb the highest peak on each of the seven continents, and the oldest, at age 55, to climb Mt. Everest. It perpetuates the concept that outstanding efforts of personal achievement resulting in an increased understanding of humanity and its potential should be publicly recognized and rewarded. The award includes $5,000 in cash, without restrictions in its use.Application forms for the award are available from the Snowbird Institute, Snowbird, UT 84092, (801) 742-2222, ext. 4150. Completed forms must be postmarked no later than March 25. The successful candidate will be notified by April 8.