MILWAUKEE — The selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Student Scholarship,  Teacher Fellowship and Principal Leadership program has announced recipients of the 291 Herb Kohl  Foundation awards for Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals. Awards of $6,000 are being made to  100 teachers, 17 principals, and their schools, and $10,000 scholarship will be given to 174 graduating high  school students. 

The Kohl Foundation award program was established 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 the 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 excellence in the academic arena and high  motivation to achieve, have displayed a broad range of activity and leadership outside the academic  setting, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond. Teacher Fellowship 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 within and outside the  classroom. Principal Leadership Award recipients are school principals who are being recognized for  setting high standards for instruction, achievement and character, and creating a climate to best serve  students, families, staff and community. Excellence Scholarship, Fellowship and Leadership Award recipients are selected by a statewide committee composed 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, regional Cooperative Educational Service  Agencies (CESA), the Association of Wisconsin School Administrators, and the Wisconsin  Homeschooling Parents Association. Initiative Scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, have  overcome significant obstacles or adversity, have demonstrated exceptional initiative in the classroom, and have shown strong promise for succeeding in college and beyond, but have not yet received other  academic-based scholarships.

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