Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship

Scholarship Value: $10,000
Awards Available: 100

The Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship program aims to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation's goal is to encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue post-secondary education in a public or private two-year or four-year college or university. The Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year.

Who Is Eligible to Apply?

Applicants must be graduating high school students who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or private two-year or four-year college or university. Students who are residents of Wisconsin USA, attend a Wisconsin high school, are in good academic standing, and demonstrate probable success in postsecondary education are eligible to apply. This is a competitive scholarship.

Eligibility is not limited by GPA, class rank, or any other school or program conferred status (ex., National Honor Society). Any student who meets the above eligibility criteria may apply.

Selection Criteria

Students will be evaluated on their leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. In addition, students will be evaluated on their ability to clearly articulate goals in each of four areas: future educational goals, personal life goals, community/society service goals, and career goals.

Each student must submit three letters of recommendation. Letters of recommendation will be evaluated on how well they describe the student's improvements, contributions, and successes. Letters may be from a current or previous year’s teacher, counselor, or principal.

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