The nomination/application window is now open for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Awards.
This annual program recognizes students, educators and principals for their great work. Educators can be nominated for a Fellowship, and principals can be nominated for a Leadership Award. Students can apply for an Excellence scholarship or an Initiative scholarship. From the Kohl Foundation:
Teacher Fellowship Program
"The Kohl Teacher Fellowship program recognizes and supports teaching excellence and innovation in the State of Wisconsin...The 100 Herb Kohl Fellowship recipients and the 100 schools of those teachers will each receive a $6,000 grant and will be recognized at a spring banquet."
Principal Leadership Award
"The purpose of the Herb Kohl Principal Leadership program is to recognize and support administrative leadership. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation's goal is to support Wisconsin school principals in pursuit of their unrealized goals for their schools or professional development. Twelve public school principals and four religious and independent school principals/administrators will be selected for a Leadership Award. The 16 Kohl Leadership Award recipients and the 16 schools of those principals will each receive $6,000 grants from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation and will be recognized at a spring banquet."
Student Excellence Scholarship
"The purpose of the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement...The Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year."
Student Initiative Scholarship
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation annually awards its $10,000 Initiative Scholarship to100 graduating high school students in public, religious and independent schools throughout Wisconsin...The intent of the Initiative Scholarship is to recognize students who are putting forth extraordinary effort to do their best in the classroom and have overcome significant obstacles or adversity, but whose class rank is likely to make them ineligible for academic scholarships."