Application & Selection
Application and Selection Process
The application window opens annually in August and closes on the November submission deadline. Students must submit their completed applications online no later than Tuesday, November 8, 2022, at 5:00:00 p.m. central time. The selection of finalists will be made by a committee named by the Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association (WHPA) Board of Directors. On or before Tuesday, January 10, 2023, WHPA will advance the finalists to the state level.
The state selection committee will consist of representatives from the Wisconsin Homeschooling Parents Association, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, Wisconsin Newspaper Association, Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, education-related associations, and the community. The committee will score applications in late January or February 2023. Award recipients will be contacted by the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation no later than March 2023.
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 2023, the Herb Kohl Foundation will send scholarship grants directly to the postsecondary institutions in which scholarship recipients have enrolled.