Don Zimmerman Teacher Scholarship

Golden Apple Foundation and the family of Don Zimmerman have partnered together to offer a scholarship opportunity for area teachers. This scholarship grants an existing teacher in a public or private school in Boone or Winnebago County a full-tuition scholarship at Rockford University to complete his or her first master’s degree in education.


Outstanding Principal Award

Outstanding principals are the ones that inspire teachers and create a positive learning environment. Golden Apple Foundation recognizes one exceptional principal each year with the Outstanding Principal Award and $1,000 to be used at his or her school.

Jan Jones Service Award

The Jan Jones Service Award is named in honor of the late Jan Jones, who served the Foundation from 1998 – 2013. This award will be presented to an individual, couple, organization, or business for demonstrating a commitment to Excellence in Education through volunteerism.