It is the goal of the Herb Kohl Student Excellence Scholarship 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. Homeschooled Wisconsin seniors receive a proportionate number of the total scholarships awarded each year.

For more information about applying as a homeschool student, please see the Homeschool Student pages on the Kohl Scholarship website. Please also look at the Homeschool Application Step-by-Step Guidance, linked below. If you have specific questions after reading those documents, feel free to email the WPA Kohl Scholarship Support email,, or call WPA’s voicemail, (608)283-3131. We will respond within one day for calls regarding scholarship applications.

The homeschool application deadline for the 2020 scholarship is Tuesday, November 26, 2019, 5:00 pm CST.

The Kohl Foundation has made the application process accessible to all students, whether they are learning in traditional or nontraditional ways. Excellence in a variety of areas is recognized in the application process, such as leadership, citizenship, community involvement, and academics. Homeschool applicants will have the opportunity to tell their individual story of achievement in these areas: Arts & Humanities; Competitive Activities; Service, Civic, and Citizenship Activities; Work & Interests.

Homeschool Application Step-by-Step Guidance [PDF]

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