Application & Selection
Application and Selection Process
The window for submitting applications for 2022 awards is closed. Applications for the 2023 Excellence Award will be available in late August 2022. Students must submit their completed applications no later than Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 5:00:00 p.m. central time.
Regional panels will review the submitted applications, and submit finalists to a statewide selection committee on or before Monday, January 17, 2022
The statewide selection committee will consist of representatives from the cooperative educational service agencies, Wisconsin Homeschool Parents Association, Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Herb Kohl Educational Foundation, private school representatives, education-related associations, and civic leaders. The committee will score applications in late January or early February 2022. Award recipients will be contacted by the Herb Kohl Foundation in March 2022.
Use of Scholarship Grant
A Kohl Excellence Scholarship may be used to directly reimburse tuition, room and board, books, technology, and fees for post-secondary education. In August 2022, the Kohl Foundation will send scholarship grants directly to the postsecondary institutions in which scholarship recipients have enrolled.