Kohl Student Scholarship


The purpose of the Herb Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. Our goal is to encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue postsecondary education in a public or nonpublic university, college or vocational/technical college. The Foundation awards $1,000 Excellence Scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year. Students in Wisconsin’s religious and independent high schools receive a proportionate number of the total scholarships awarded each year.

A Kohl Excellence Scholarship can only be used to directly reimburse tuition, room and board, books, technology, and fees for postsecondary education. The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation will make the scholarship grants directly to the postsecondary institutions that scholarship recipients attend. Recipients will be honored, and will receive certificates representing their awards, at a special luncheon held in the spring.

Who is eligible
Applicants must be Wisconsin residents, graduating from a religious/independent high school, and intending to enroll in a postsecondary institution, which may be a public or private university, college or vocational/technical college.
Applicants must be residents of the State of Wisconsin, U.S.A., in good standing, and demonstrate probable success in postsecondary education.
Application process

Excellence Scholarship application forms will be provided to schools in late September. Schools should make applications available to all interested students. Completed applications must be received no later than Nov. 27, 2013.

The application form is available online.