Up to $27,000 to K-12 teachers

The ING Unsung Heroes Program is searching for education professionals who are using creative and unique educational programs or who would like to use those types of programs to help students reach new heights.
Each of the 100 finalists will receive an award of $2,000. At least one award will be granted in each of the 50 United States, provided one or more qualified applications are received from each state. Of the 100 finalists, three will be selected for additional financial awards. First place will receive $25,000; second place will receive $10,000; and the third place winner will receive $5,000.