Lowell Milken TAP Founder's Award Overview About the Founder Recipients Photos Videos FAQs TAP Recognition Awards
1. What is the Lowell Milken TAP Founder's Award?Created in 2008 by TAPô Founder Lowell Milken and funded by the Lowell Milken Family Foundation, the Lowell Milken TAP Founder's Award publicly recognizes a school for its distinguished accomplishments implementing TAP. The award comes with a $50,000 cash prize for the school to use to help achieve its TAP goals in subsequent school years.
2. How are Lowell Milken TAP Founder's Award recipients selected?The award is a surprise: there is no formal nomination or application process. The National Institute for Excellence in Teaching selects one school each year based on its established criteria (see FAQ #3).
3. What are the selection criteria?Criteria for selecting recipients of the Lowell Milken TAP Founder's Award include distinction in the following areas:
- Proficient implementation of all four TAP elements;
- Achievement according to state or federal measures; and
- Notable recognition as a center and resource of best practices.