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 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.