Excellence in Education

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Excellence in Education Week 2018 will be held April 30 – May 4

Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award Application now available 

The Judy Watson Olson Education Enrichment Award was created in honor of former GLCYD President and CEO, Judy Watson Olson.  The $500 award assists Upper Peninsula K-12 schools, teachers, or organizations with programs that help youth succeed academically.

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2017 Highlights

Since 1994, the Excellence in Education Week program has awarded over $2 million in academic scholarships and professional development awards to students and educators in Marquette and Alger counties. With a $1 million lead gift from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation in 1998, endowments were created in each county and matched with gifts from community members. Every year, the top five percent of graduating seniors receive a $1,500 scholarship to continue their post-secondary education, while 25 professional development awards of $500 each are awarded to educators to further academic training or enhance classroom activities.

2017 Academic Achievement Award Recipients

2017 Professional Development Award Recipients

2017 Sponsors

Award Distribution Policy

To make a donation, donate online or contact the Community Foundation of Marquette County at 226-7666 or the Alger Regional Community Foundation at 387-3900.