Teacher Nomination forms for the 2011 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship award can now be obtained from school district administrators and principals, or from www.kohleducation.org. Deadline for submission is October 1, 2010. Fellowships are $1,000, with an additional $1,000 grant going to the school of each Kohl Fellow. Established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation awards 100 Fellowships annually from among all applicants throughout the state.
For teachers to be eligible, they must be nominated by a parent, student, other teacher, community member or school administrator. Wisconsin teachers who instruct grades Pre-K through 12, and who plan to continue in their current capacity for at least one year are eligible. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship rewards teachers who have demonstrated superior ability to inspire love of learning in their students, have motivated others, and have provided meritorious service both inside and outside the classroom.
By October 1, completed nomination forms for public school teachers must be submitted to the Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, and nomination forms for religious and independent school teachers must be submitted to the central education office of the diocese or jurisdiction with which the teacher’s school is affiliated.
Selection of recipients will be made by a state-level panel composed of representatives from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, Wisconsin Parents Association, several education- related associations, and community representatives. Since the program was established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Foundation has awarded 2,100 fellowships to teachers and 2,100 grants to their schools throughout the state for a total of $4.2 million.
The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Fellowship program is co-sponsored by the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, and Cooperative Educational Service Agencies.