Application & Selection
Application and Selection Process
Students must submit their completed applications online no later than Tuesday, November 26, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. Central Time. Selection of finalists will be made by a committee named by the Wisconsin Parents Association (WPA) Board of Directors. On or before Thursday, December 19, 2019, WPA will advance the finalists to the state level.
The state selection committee will consist of representatives from the Wisconsin Parents Association, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools (WCRIS), Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, education-related associations, and the community. The committee will score applications in late January, 2020. Award recipients will be contacted by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation in early March, 2020.
Use of Scholarship Grant
A Kohl Excellence Scholarship may be used to directly reimburse tuition, room and board, books, equipment, technology, and fees for postsecondary education. In August 2019, the Herb Kohl Foundation will send scholarship grants directly to the postsecondary institutions in which scholarship recipients have enrolled.
Scholarship recipients will be honored and will receive certificates representing their awards at regional luncheons held in the spring.