MILWAUKEE — The Selection Committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Scholarship, Scholarship, and Leadership Program has announced the recipients of the 291 Herb Kohl Foundation Awards for Students, Teachers, and directors from Wisconsin. Scholarships of $6,000 are awarded to 100 teachers, 17 principals and their schools, and a scholarship of $10,000 will be awarded to 174 high school graduates.

The Kohl Foundation Awards Program was created by Herb Kohl, philanthropist and businessman. Since 1990, the foundation has awarded more than $28.3 million to Wisconsin educators, principals, students and schools. “Education is key to the future of Wisconsin and our nation,” Kohl said. “I am very proud of the accomplishments of these students, teachers and principals and look forward to the great contributions they will make in the future. »

Student Excellence Scholarship recipients have demonstrated academic excellence and a strong motivation to achieve, have demonstrated a wide range of activities and leadership outside the academic setting, and have shown strong promise of achievement in the university and beyond. Teaching scholarship recipients are educators who have been chosen for their superior ability to inspire a love of learning in their students, their ability to motivate others, and their leadership and service inside and outside the classroom . Senior Leadership Award recipients are school principals who are recognized for setting high standards for teaching, achievement, and character, and creating an atmosphere to better serve students, families, staff, and the community. Excellence scholarship, scholarship and Leadership Award recipients are selected by a statewide committee comprised of civic leaders and representatives of education-related associations and the program’s co-sponsors: the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction , the regional Cooperative Educational Service Agencies (CESA), the Wisconsin Association of School Administrators, and the Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association. Initiative grant recipients, chosen by their schools, have overcome significant obstacles or adversity, demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom, and shown high promise for success in college and beyond, but have not yet received other academic scholarships.