Inspire Awards

Every year the Foundation for Lincoln Public Schools is privileged to honor one student and one educator from each school who are an inspiration to their school and their community. These remarkable leaders gather for an evening of celebration and recognition for their accomplishment. The Inspire Awards are the only district-wide celebration of excellence and hope that touches each of our 61 school communities.

We also honor one school for their distinction in academic excellence and goal achievement. The Inspire School Award is the highest award a school can receive from the district. The school is also presented with a $6,500 award to be used on a special school project. Our generous sponsors, Wells Fargo and Allstate, make this recognition possible.

It only takes one. One principal, recognizing one student for their quiet leadership, their creative problem-solving, their inclusive heart. That moment of recognition can change the future of a child. That moment can change the future for us all.


Click here to see the 2017 Inspire Award winners.

Click here to see past Inspire Award winners.

Click here to see the Inspire School winners.



“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something. And I will not let what I cannot do interfere with what I can do.”

– Edward Everett Hale