Application deadline extended to May 9, 2014!

We are now accepting nominations for the Abraham Lincoln Schimel and Beatrice Schimel Award for Teaching Leadership Through the Humanities (ALSBS Lead In Awards). This exciting new opportunity will award $2500 to Washington, DC high school teachers who are developing innovative new ways of using the humanities disciplines to teach their students what it means to be a leader!

Teachers may either nominate themselves or be nominated by other teachers, students, and administrators. However, all nominees must be currently employed as full time high school teachers in Washington, DC. Applications must describe the approach, how it uses humanities disciplines to integrate learning leadership capacities, and why it deserves recognition and dissemination.

Nominations are due February 7, 2014 (Extended to May 9, 2014). Visit to begin a nomination application. Or, if you would prefer not to log on to our online grants system, use the alternative application form.

The awards are designed to recognize and propagate innovative, collaborative approaches to teaching leadership through the humanities, using current or proposed approaches yet to be put in practice created by Washington, DC high school educators.