The purpose of the Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. It is the goal of the Foundation to encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue post-secondary education in a public or nonpublic university, college, or vocational/technical college. The Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year. Homeschool students receive a proportionate number of the total scholarships awarded each year.
Who Is Eligible?
Applicants must be homeschooled students who intend to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or nonpublic university, college, or vocational/technical college. Students who are residents of the State of Wisconsin, USA, are in good standing, and who demonstrate probable success in postsecondary education are eligible.
This is a competitive scholarship. 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. Applications must be completed and submitted online.
Each student must submit three letters of recommendation, one from each of the following categories:
2. family friend;
3. community member
Letters of recommendation will be evaluated on how well they describe the student's improvements, contributions, and successes.
Scholarship recipients will be honored at a Herb Kohl Educational Foundation luncheon held in the spring.