Herb Kohl

Educational Foundation, Inc

Student Initiative Scholarship

The Herb Kohl Educational Foundation annually awards its $10,000 Initiative Scholarship to 100 graduating high school students in public, religious, and independent schools throughout Wisconsin.  This award is in addition to the Excellence Scholarship.  For more information on the Excellence Scholarship, click on the Student Excellence tab.

Each year, the Kohl Foundation selects 100 different high schools for the Initiative Scholarship.  The selection of schools is based on a seven-year rotation cycle, which allows every high school in Wisconsin to receive an Initiative Scholarship every seven years.  Each designated school chooses its recipient through an internal selection process.  The $10,000 scholarships will be awarded in spring, 2023.

The intent of the Initiative Scholarship is to recognize students who are putting forth the extraordinary effort to do their best in the classroom and have overcome significant obstacles or adversity but whose class rank is likely to make them ineligible for academic scholarships.  

Recipients are selected by their teachers and school administrators.  They will be notified of their selection no later than March 2023.