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10/25/2019  

Herb Kohl Foundation Scholarship Application Forms Now Available

Online applications for the 2020 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship can now be submitted at www.kohleducation.org.
4/16/2019  

2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Principal Leaders

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced the 2019 Outstanding Wisconsin Leadership Award for Wisconsin school principals and administrators.
4/16/2019  

2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Initiative Scholars

Initiative Scholarship recipients, chosen by their schools, 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.
4/16/2019  

2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Teacher Fellows

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced the 2019 Outstanding Wisconsin Fellowship Award for PK-12 Wisconsin educators.
4/16/2019  

2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholars

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.
4/27/2017  

Wausau educator named Wisconsin High School Teacher of the Year

In a surprise ceremony at his school, Brent Zinkel, a history teacher at Wausau East High School, was named Wisconsin’s 2018 High School Teacher of the Year.
4/12/2017  

Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Increases Value of Student, Teacher, and Principal Awards

A surprise announcement that all Herb Kohl awards will double greeted Wisconsin students, teachers, and principals invited to the April 8 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon in Greendale to honor their selection as 2017 Herb Kohl award recipients.
4/8/2017  

Herb Kohl celebrates Teacher Appreciation Week with $500,000 matching grant to increase Wisconsin classroom support via donorschoose.org

Today, to celebrate the hard work and important contributions of teachers during Teacher Appreciation Week, Herb Kohl announced additional support for Wisconsin teachers who post their classroom projects on the education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. Herb Kohl Philanthropies will provide $500,000 in support for Wisconsin classrooms in the form of a dollar-for-dollar match toward Wisconsin’s classroom requests. These resources are being donated to thank teachers for making a positive impact on the lives of Wisconsin youth.
3/15/2017  

2017 Herb Kohl Foundation Excellence Scholarship, Initiative Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Award Recipients Announced

Congratulations to our 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation RecipientsThe selection committee for the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Scholarship, Fellowship, and Leadership Program has announced recipients of the 2017 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and principals. Awards in the amount of $3,000 are being made to 100 teachers, 16 principals, and their schools, and $5,000 scholarships will be given to 207 graduating high school students.
9/6/2016  

Herb Kohl Funds All Teacher Requests on DonorsChoose.org

On September 6, 2016 Herb Kohl Philanthropies announced they are fully funding the classroom requests of every Wisconsin teacher posted on the education crowdfunding site Donors Choose.org. As a result of Herb Kohl's generosity approximately 600 WI teachers will receive materials for their 43,000 students totaling $500,000. Click on Download for more information.
8/31/2016  

Nominate a Wisconsin Principal for a Herb Kohl Leadership Award

Nominate an outstanding Wisconsin school principal/administrator for the 2017 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Leadership Award. Nominations may be submitted through September 23, 2016. For details and a link to both public and religious/independent school nomination forms, click on Download.
8/25/2016  

Nominate a Wisconsin Teacher for the 2017 Herb Kohl Fellowship

Now is the time to nominate an outstanding PK-12 Wisconsin educator for the 2017 Herb Kohl Fellowship. We're accepting nominations through September 23, 2016. Teachers who are selected for this competitive award receive $3000 and their schools receive a matching $3000 grant. Click on Forms at the top of this page to nominate. Click on Download for more information.
4/4/2016  

Herb Kohl Foundation Increases Value of Student Scholarships

High school seniors, invited to a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon in Chippewa Falls on April 3 to honor their selection as Herb Kohl scholars, were stunned and delighted with the surprise announcement that all 2016 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation scholars will receive an additional $2,000 toward their scholarships, effective immediately. For details click on "Download".
3/21/2016  

Herb Kohl Foundation Announces 2016 Award Recipients

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced recipients of 2016 Herb Kohl Foundation awards for students, teachers, and -- new this year -- principals. The $3,000 awards are being made to 100 teachers and 16 principals and their schools, and 184 graduating high school students. They will be honored by Herb Kohl at regional luncheons in April. For a complete list of award recipients and regional luncheons, click on Download.
11/13/2015  

Herb Kohl Establishes Wisconsin Principal Recogniton Award

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has announced the Outstanding Wisconsin Leadership Award for Wisconsin school principals and administrators. Beginning in 2016, twelve public school and four religious and independent school principals or school administrators will be recognized. Each will receive a $3,000 award, along with an additional $3,000 grant for his or her school. For more information, click on Download.
10/11/2015  

Roger King to represent WI in National Teacher of the Year competition

Roger King, an agriscience teacher at Holmen High School and Wisconsin's 2015-16 High School Teacher of the Year, will represent the state in the National Teacher of the Year program. As part of the honor of representing Wisconsin in the National Teacher of the Year program, King will receive $6,000 from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. For details click on "Download".
9/8/2015  

Four 2015-16 Teachers of the Year announced

During surprise visits to their schools, four Wisconsin teachers were notified by State Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tony Evers, that they had been selected 2015 Teachers of the Year. They are: Suzanne Devine, Northstar Middle School, Eau Claire; Roger King, Holmen High School, Holmen; Amy Reed, Kimberly High School, Kimberly; and Mai Shoua Xiong, Academy of Accelerated Learning, Milwaukee. Each will receive a $3000 grant from the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation. Click on "Download" for more information about each recipient.