The ING Unsung Heroes awards program recognizes educators who take teaching to new heights and make learning fun. Each year, the insurance and banking company ING presents 100 awards totaling $240,000 to help fund innovative classroom projects nationwide. Applications for the 2006 awards are now available online. Each year, three Top Winners are selected from the 100 finalists (who are each awarded $2,000) to receive additional awards of $25,000, $10,000, and $5,000.