The purpose of the Kohl Excellence Scholarship program is to recognize student leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. Their goal is to encourage Wisconsin youth to pursue post-secondary education in a public or nonpublic university, college or vocational/technical college. The Foundation awards $10,000 scholarships to 100 Wisconsin high school graduates each year. This is a competitive scholarship. Applications must be typed. Students will be evaluated on their leadership, citizenship, school and community involvement, and academic achievement. In addition, students will be evaluated on their ability to clearly articulate goals in each of four areas: future educational goals, personal life goals, community/society service goals, and career goals.
Each student must submit three letters of recommendation, one from each of the following categories:
Current teacher or Previous year's teacher
Counselor or Principal
Letters of recommendation will be evaluated on how well they describe the student's improvements, contributions, and successes.