Class of 2019 can apply for Kohl scholarships

The deadline is approaching to apply online for the 2019 Herb Kohl Educational Foundation Excellence Scholarship. A total of 100 students will be chosen to receive $10,000 scholarships from applicants throughout the state.

Applicants must be Wisconsin residents who will graduate from high school in 2019 and plan to continue their education at a college, university or vocational/technical school. Students will be evaluated on academic achievement, leadership, citizenship and school and community activities. Completed online applications are due Nov. 4 for public high school students and Nov. 25 for religious, independent and homeschooled high school students. Students should go to www.kohleducation.org/studentexcellence to learn more and apply.

Selection of scholarship recipients will be made by a state-level panel of representatives from the Wisconsin Newspaper Association Foundation, Cooperative Educational Service Agencies, Wisconsin Council of Religious and Independent Schools, several education-related associations and the Wisconsin community. Since the program was established in 1990, the Herb Kohl Educational Foundation has awarded 2,800 scholarships to graduating Wisconsin seniors for a total of $5.4 million.