Local public schools could win $100 K from 'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'
Daytime talk-show host and funny-gal Ellen DeGeneres has money up for grabs and is offering it to schools in need of assistance.
With the help of Target, DeGeneres will give away a total of $5 million in grants to 50 schools throughout the United States and Canada, excluding Quebec. Only public institutions are eligible.
The money may be used toward books, upgrading technology or whatever else schools may need.
Target’s involvement is part of a company-wide commitment to education, which includes donating $1 billion to aid schools by Jan. 1, 2016.
Parents of school-aged children or community members can nominate an educational institution online at ellen.warnerbros.com/schoolgiving.
There is no deadline for submissions. Grants will be awarded mid-January.
Meanwhile, DeGeneres seemed to be hinting Wednesday that Ann Arbor will figure in some development on her television show. A message posted on her show's Twitter account last night, read: "If you live in Ann Arbor, Michigan and you aren't following me, I would start now, and get a good night's sleep. Tomorrow's a big day."